Did The Washington Post Go Too Far This Time?

You can teach an old media stock some new media tricks.

The Washington Post (NYSE: GHC  ) turned heads last week by introducing Sponsored Views, an online platform where companies and organizations can counter Washington Post online editorials by paying for space to voice their counterarguments. 

It may be shocking to see the newspaper icon going to such an extreme measure of monetization, but longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz argues in this video that it's not all that different than what brand advertisers can do to skew opinion on Yelp (NYSE: YELP  ) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB  ) .

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