Washington, D.C. reporters sleep with their sources just like in the fact-based Netflix series “House of Cards.” This according to “House of Cards” actress Robin Wright.
In an upcoming interview with Capitol File magazine, Wright says that a “senior person” in the Obama administration told her that reporters frequently go to bed with their sources, à la Zoe Barnes and Frank Underwood, according to The Washington Post.
Wright said that the “senior person” thought the series was fairly accurate.
The Capitol File reporter asked Wright if the White House source thought that reporters sleeping with their sources was factual.
“Oh, yeah,” she said. “D.C. is more corrupt than Hollywood. It really is. It’s more sleazy than Hollywood… how much infidelity goes on.”
Some other things that happened in “House of Cards” that are supposed to be believable were that the House majority whip killed a congressman via carbon monoxide poisoning and also that Kevin Spacey has a realistic Southern accent.
In an extremely professional survey of The Daily Caller’s newsroom, reporters — with the exception of one person — had no comment on whether or not they had slept with their sources.