I’ve never been paid a dime by a Democrat

Obviously, I have to switch parties:

Katie Couric once described bloggers as journalists who gnaw at new information “like piranhas in a pool.” But increasingly, many bloggers are also secretly feeding on cash from political campaigns, in a form of partisan payola that erases the line between journalism and paid endorsement.

“It’s standard operating procedure” to pay bloggers for favorable coverage, says one Republican campaign operative. A GOP blogger-for-hire estimates that “at least half the bloggers that are out there” on the Republican side “are getting remuneration in some way beyond ad sales.”

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7 thoughts on “I’ve never been paid a dime by a Democrat

  1. You are getting paid by the Democrats – in the form of Social Security, Medicare, a national health plan, etc.

  2. But so are the Republicans, Virgil. Doesn’t seem quite fair. Can we get Republican bloggers to start publically thanking the Democrats for their Social Security payments? You know, since it’s payment for favorable coverage …

  3. I’ve never been paid a dime by a Democrat

    Have you looked up the party registration of each and every person who’s ever paid you ten cents or more?

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