"The term ‘state-run media’ is normally associated with nations that control and censor its media outlets such as China and North Korea. Hopefully that term will not apply to outlets in the United States, but recent actions by the Bush administration should make all of us stand up and take notice."PUNDIT PAYOLA: "This happens all the time," Williams tells David Corn on the set of Fox News. "There are others." Other conservative commentators accept money from the Bush administration? Corn asks Williams for names. "I'm not going to defend myself that way," he says.
Monday, January 10, 2005
Pyongyang on the Potomac
Ocassional MediaChannel commentator Nancy Snow gives Jaimes Rainey her view on the Armstrong Williams case: "There is a declining public trust in the media as a system, and I think this is a really troublesome ethical issue . . . It could become a larger issue if the public across the board says that all these media celebrities need to be more forthcoming about what they are getting paid to say." And this more alarming view from our friends at The Leader:
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