Wednesday, February 09, 2005

More Journalist Payola

I'm a few days late, but this story seems to be simmering, ready to boil over:
The Pentagon’s chief investigator is looking into the military’s practice of paying journalists to write articles and commentary for a Web site aimed at influencing public opinion in the Balkans, officials said Friday.
Why wouldn't you just hire freelance writers? Apparently no one bothered to think ahead to how this would all look in the national spotlight.