The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz points out the irony of pundits taking money from corporations and then criticizing politicians for taking money from those same corporations. Says it may be time for “journalistic finance reform.” Another reason I point to it is his use of the word “lard.”
It’s hard for journalists who work for big companies, write books and appear on television to avoid all conflicts these days. But many of these commentators wax indignant when politicians of all stripes appear to be doing the bidding of those who fill their campaign coffers. For media people to line up at the same corporate trough is just asking for trouble.