January 26, 2005

Bush Payola Media Machine Rolls On

Maggie Gallagher, conservative syndicated columnist who can be read at NRO among other places, boosted Bush’s $300 million marriage initiative without disclosing that she was being paid to boost said initiative.

When first asked about the lapse, she had this to say for herself:

“Did I violate journalistic ethics by not disclosing it?” Gallagher said yesterday. “I don’t know. You tell me.”

Ok. Here you go Ms. Gallagher: YES (you dope)

Apparently, “conservative” (and that term must be referring to their use of brain cells) columnists have an amazing disconnect among their wallets, their written opinions their ethics and their selective memories.

Ms. G has since admitted that it was a lapse, and blames poor memory. Right. Who would imagine that someone being paid by the administration to promote an idea might be biased in their opinion about said idea? Why, it’s a real leap to make that connection.

Read more about it here.

Posted by James at January 26, 2005 9:48 AM
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I like the part about where the don't see any comparison between what she did and what Armstrong Williams did. Really? Here's one. You both got paid by the government to promote controversial government programs and failed to disclose that fact. The fact that he did a better job negotiating his payoff doesn't make her ethical "lapse" less severe.

Posted by: briwei at January 26, 2005 7:42 PM

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