Of course, this would never happen in Canada. Except, perhaps, for commentary on 'ethical oil', pipelines, ruin-of-the-river power generation, open-net fish farming, HST, global warming, private-public partnerships, deregulation, taxation, user fees, executive compensation and a few other subjects. Recommend this post
"Normally what that means in a lobbying context is that you have a friendly writer who is somebody that the major papers are willing to publish and you get them to focus on your issue and write a piece about it," Abramoff said in a phone interview, later adding, "It just happened when it had to happen. When it did, we would find somebody who agreed with us, a writer, and we'd usually pay them to do it, but they would be in charge of getting it placed. And that probably still goes on. I can't imagine it doesn't go on."
"Abramoff said he paid for columns on maybe a half-dozen occasions in several major newspapers. He also said the newspapers themselves were likely unaware of the financial arrangement..."
The Advent Juke....Day 18. - *OnThe18thDay* *MyKidSaidRestVille* When I mentioned to our oldest kid E. that this endeavour has become a bit of an endurance contest she just scoffed. ...
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