Monday, January 10, 2005

That old radio favorite: payola

via AlterNet: :

In most circumstances, the penalty for selling your soul is collected post mortem. Armstrong Williams and his friends in the Bush Administration may have to pay up in this life.

When I heard about Armstrong Williams' hand being caught in the government cookie jar, my first thought was payola. Well, the folks at Alternet looked up the statute, and what do you know, the payola statute fits.

Now foisting No Child Left Behind agitprop isn't the sin that brainwashing America with Britney Spears and Ashlee Simpson is, I grant you. But it will be interesting to see if these remedies are brought to bear here, against Williams, the guilty at Education, and the other Fausts out there.


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