I was all prepared to thank conservatives for helping me appreciate the fine art of irony. After years of hearing about how "liberal" reporters and columnists are nothing more than mouthpieces for the Democratic Party & other left-wing groups, so far, THREE columnists have been found to have accepted payment from the Bush Administration to promote its agenda. You just gotta love the hypocrisy of it all.
And I thought I'd laugh my butt off when I Googled "Michael McManus" & came across what Michelle Malkin had to say about it. I normally find Malkin unintentionally amusing (particularly since the woman seems to have no sense of humor whatsoever...her appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" over the summer was priceless), & I was sure she'd defend this guy, along with Maggie Gallagher & Armstrong Williams. After all, conservative pundits seem to almost always do that. But it sounds as though she's actually chastising these "journalists," doesn't it? (Of course, as someone who's studied media ethics, I think the most ethical thing to do is to not accept payment at all, rather than accept it & disclose it. But I supported Kerry, so what do I know?)