Friday, January 28, 2005

Payola and Kennedy

Well, there's no Kennedy, but one out of two ain't bad...

Third Columnist Implicated with Payola Charges
Michael McManus, whose syndicated column, "Ethics & Religion," appears in 50 newspapers, was hired as a subcontractor by the Department of Health and Human Services to promote an administration marriage initiative, according to an article posted yesterday by, the online magazine.

Senior writer Eric Boehlert wrote that Salon had confirmed that McManus “championed the plan in his columns without disclosing to readers he was being paid to help it succeed.” This report emerged one day after President Bush ordered his Cabinet secretaries to stop hiring commentators to help promote administration initiatives, after revelations surrounding commentators Armstrong Williams and Maggie Gallagher. [More...]

Instead of re-hashing my comments from earlier this week, I'll just include the link to what I said, and what others responded with, and leave it at that. Now please, can we crucify some people over this? I say death by stoning.


At 12:27 PM, Blogger poophopanonymous22 said...

just went to and thought this was the most important story at the top

redefines the term big steaming pile of shit

At 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



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