Bush chimes in on paid columnist flap

by on January 13th, 2005


WASHINGTON — President Bush expressed “serious concerns” Thursday about the Education Department’s decision to pay conservative commentator Armstrong Williams to promote the administration’s education policies. Bush said he wants his Cabinet to take steps to prevent a recurrence.

“There needs to be a clear distinction between journalism and advocacy,” Bush said in an interview with USA TODAY, which reported last week that Williams was paid $240,000 to use his position to advocate for the No Child Left Behind law.

Etalkinghead Staff