Armstrong Williams and the Money Train
There's a report on the major networks that Armstrong Williams was paid an estimated $500,000 of taxpayer money to use his position as a journalist to spout about the advantages of NCLB and other educational issues, like school vouchers, on behalf of the White House, in terms of promoting their propaganda. Senators Lautenberg, Kennedy and Reid wrote letters to President Bush, taking him to task for using taxpayer money to pay for advertising and using journalists to promote his agenda. Now the powers that be wants Armstrong to refund the money.
He's saying, "No Way" - so Rove and crew have begun a systematic lynching of Mr. Williams, by implying that all his op-ed pieces were not influenced by his own thinking, but by the filthy lucre. They will probably hang a rumor that he's gay on him, too. He will run back to the Black Community for embracing. And we are probably the most forgiving race on the planet - just like we did with OJ and Kobe - who continue to diss the Black Community. All I know is that I don't want to hear about how "liberal" the media is when they have shown that any journalist worth his salt can be bought and paid for by the Bush Administration. Just how "liberal" can the media be when the likes of Bush Rangers Sumner Redstone (Viacom)and Rupert Murdoch (Fox) and the guy who owns Clear Channel, are running everything because they own nearly all the media outlets (thanks to Colin Powell's son)?
Read more about this "promoter" of GOP family values at Daily Kos. He's the first cousin to the Democratic Leadership Council.