Sunday, January 09, 2005

Armstrong Williams: something constructive

As noted in the mainstream media and blogosphere, Armstrong Williams is (or was) a commentator who was paid $240,000 by the Department of Education to promote the No Child Left Behind Act. Others have discussed the many bad consequences of this. But now it seems that someone has decided to do something constructive in response.

Jeff Jarvis at BuzzMachine is sending Freedom of Information Act requests to find out what other media figures have been paid in the same manner. He also requests help from the public in spotting or recalling specific instances of similar corruption.

Kudos to Jarvis. Here's wishing him good luck and good hunting.

Hat tip: Wizbang. Also noted by Michelle Malkin