Paid for by the White House
By now most of you have heard of the USA Today report revealing that prominent black conservative commentator Armstrong Williams was paid $240,000 to plug the policies of the Bush administration’s No Child Left Behind education bill. Williams has admitted that this is a conflict of interest, and that he “exercised poor judgment in continuing to write about a topic which my PR firm was being paid to promote.”
Nevertheless when asked to return the money, Williams refused, replying on our show today, "I'm not a journalist, I'm a businessman.”
More on Williams …
The Meet the Press Gang kicks around the Williams debacle.
The Nation’s David Corn on Williams: "It was bad judgment...“
The Moderate Voice on Williams: “He should have known better...”
More UN’s Oil-for-Food follies including …
The NY Post — U.N. staffers who regularly took bribes and kickbacks from suppliers of aid to Iraq during the program.
FOX News Channel — U.N. “peacekeepers” in Congo sexually abused and exploited women and girls, some as young as 13, according to a report released by a U.N. watchdog agency.
Also, CNN — Mexico publishes a how-to-migrate comic book
And then there's this ...
The world stops as Brad and Jen union comes to an end. Now the question being asked by those who actually care is, was phone sex to blame? And the last words go to the Democratic Underground gloom squad: "Reality sucks."
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