Great Moments In Chutzpah

February 22nd, 2008at 09:11pm Posted by Eli

No, really – I could not make this up:

On the February 22 edition of MSNBC Live, conservative radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams said of a February 21 New York Times article about Sen. John McCain’s relationship with a telecommunications lobbyist, “I think what it does more than anything else, it causes those of us in the media to lose credibility. People begin to question what we print, whether there’s any truth to it, whether we do our research.” But Williams himself has been embroiled in controversy that undermined his “credibility.” In January 2005, USA Today reported that Williams received $240,000 from the Bush administration in December 2003 to promote President Bush’s No Child Left Behind legislation “on his nationally syndicated television show and to urge other black journalists to do the same.”

Brilliant. Armstrong Williams has big brass ones.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,McCain,Media,Republicans


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