Fact-Checking? For a Fee, Perhaps

Finally, a way to get accurate coverage from the press: pay for it.

$100,000 up front and $10,000 a month thereafter appears to be the going rate.

An interesting thing about this story is that the billionaire the Post staffer allegedly hit up for protection money complained repeatedly to the Post’s attorneys, editors and management about inaccurate coverage — but no one at the newspaper seemed to care.

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