Armstrong Williams is making things worse — for conservatives and himself. If there are other conservative commentator types who do this sort of thing, I want to know who. It seems to me there are three possibilities: A) He’s lying (or just really wrong), B) He’s thinking of other activist-”ideaprenures” like David Keene and Grover Norquist who take lots of money as lobbyists C) He’s telling the truth. If he’s talking about the lobbyist types he should say so — because it will clear the air and surprise nobody — and if he’s telling the truth, he should spill the beans completely.
Hiding behind the skirts of anonymous or fictional conservatives is cowardly and insulting. I resent having my credibility and integrity called into question no matter how remotely — and, heck, I’m not even that school-marmish on journalistic ethics.