<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Speaking of integrity...

Monday, January 10, 2005

Speaking of integrity...

The Education Department paid conservative commentator Armstrong Williams $241,000 to help promote President Bush's No Child Left Behind law on Williams' syndicated TV and radio shows.

Williams, one of the most prominent black conservatives in the media, said he understands "why some people think it's unethical." When asked whether people would be justified in thinking he sold his opinions to the government for cash, he said: "It's fair for someone to make that assessment."

It's also fair that Williams' newspaper syndicate has canceled his column, a television network carrying his program has dropped it pending an investigation, and Congressional Democrats are accusing the administration of trying to bribe journalists.



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