Hudson Institute Fellow Paid For Columns

kmccook writes “Awareness of paid comentators is an important aspect of information literacy.

Michael Fumento’s failure to disclose payments to him in 1999 from Monsanto, the agribusiness giant, have now caused Scripps Howard to sever its ties to him. Fumento is a senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute.Fumento’s column will no longer be distributed by Scripps Howard News Service.Other conservative commentators — in a series of 2005 revelations — were found to have accepted money to promote programs and initiatives without disclosing the funding. They included Armstrong Williams of Tribune Media Services (which dropped Williams), Maggie Gallagher of Universal Press Syndicate, and the self-syndicated Michael McManus.”