Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Let's hope this one stays in Las Vegas

From that "anything goes" capital of the world comes word that a local TV station has hired a sitting state legislator to be a consultant on legislative issues -- at $3,000 a month.

Of course, none of the TV types involved see anything the least bit wrong with that. But Poynter's Al Tompkins puts it nice and simply for them: "Generally it is the role of the media to cover legislators, not employ them," he said. "Obviously when you're covering somebody and you're employing them, that would be an issue."

Maybe that's still too complicated for them to understand?

What next? Cheney on retainer for Fox?


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