As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Thursday, January 27, 2005

They're ALL Being Paid

Like I said...

One day after President Bush ordered his Cabinet secretaries to stop hiring commentators to help promote administration initiatives, and one day after the second high-profile conservative pundit was found to be on the federal payroll, a third embarrassing hire has emerged. Salon has confirmed that Michael McManus, a marriage advocate whose syndicated column, "Ethics & Religion," appears in 50 newspapers, was hired as a subcontractor by the Department of Health and Human Services to foster a Bush-approved marriage initiative. McManus championed the plan in his columns without disclosing to readers he was being paid to help it succeed.

I think there's only one thing to call this. Pundit welfare. We have to end pundit welfare as we know it. The aforementioned Stop Government Propaganda Act is a good place to start.

How come we have to work so hard to support these lazy pundit welfare queens who love nothing more than taking our money?