Friday, January 14, 2005

Rules for the New Media

More like guidelines.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that two bloggers received payments from the Howard Dean campaign. This is right after reports that Armstrong Williams, a conservative host, was given money from the White House to talk about No Child Left Behind.

I personally do not care if a talking head or blogger gets a payment, only so long as they disclose it.

People confuse campaign contributions often times for bribes when they are not. Same thing may be going on here. Many times you give money to people who already agree with you. I'm sure those liberal bloggers already liked Dean.

Disclosing the fact of payments will go a long way in being upfront with people about where you are coming from. That alone should be enough. Bloggers and talking heads aren't pretending to be objective.

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