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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Media's meal ticket gets punched

They'll have to go back to reporting facts

Bush's Education Dept. paid commentator to promote law
Bush tells Cabinet not to hire columnists

The Bush Administration is changing its tactics on dealing with journalists. Apparently, some unpatriotic elements are claiming that it's unethical to pay journalists with taxpayers money to promote the administrations policies. So naturally, Gee Dubya blames the outgoing Education Secretary, Rod Paige (the buck stops where?), and promises to play nice with the media.

Bush said there "needs to be a nice independent relationship between the White House and the press, the administration and the press."

And he noted that "we have new leadership going into the Department of Education."

What prompted this stance was the revelation that yet another journalist has apologized for taking administration (i.e. taxpayers) money to promote their $300 million initiative to encourage marriage.

I think some reflection is needed here. $300 million to promote marriage. None for sex education, or how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, other than abstinence. Marriage or abstinence. Marriage and abstinence. Yeah, that makes sense. Okay, lets move on.

So now we can expect the elitist liberal media to go back to its evil ways of criticizing the administration for its narrow minded and self serving policies, and not have to worry about them being tainted by the temptation of monetary gain for their favorable objectivity. Ain't democracy grand?


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