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"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

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Friday, February 11, 2005

GOP: Ga-ga Over Pornography

This is a must-read, folks. Jeff Gannon may be in porn, GOP funders Columbia House may be diversifying into porn, but Sinclair Broadcasting's bigwigs were apparently ahead of the curve (illegally bootlegging pornos at Dad's office, specifically). While Hooters isn't in pornography per se, they're also major Republican donors.

As for digraced columnist Armstrong Williams, he's confident that being a paid flak for the White House won't mean that Sinclair doesn't keep turning to him for "news":

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating the cash-for-coverage deal, and other media outlets have severed their ties to Williams. But not Sinclair. Smith leaves open the possibility of putting the commentator back on the air, dismissing the entire controversy as "foolish." Williams, for his part, is confident that Sinclair will have him back. "David Smith has stood beside me as a friend," he says. "I'm not too concerned about my relationship with Sinclair, if you know what I mean."

I'm still waiting for the day when a must-read piece of actual investigative journalism comes from a major news outlet...