- Jun 6, 2010
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- Political Leaning
Ethics experts excoriate Fred Barnes over GOP money - Joe Conason - Salon.comBob Steele, who teaches ethics at the Poynter Institute, an independent and wholly nonpartisan journalism school in St. Petersburg, Fla.,, told Strupp: [my bolding]
"Fred Barnes is unwise in his criticism of other journalists given his own actions. It is disingenuous for him to chastise journalists he characterizes as members of a liberal team, thereby questioning their professional integrity, when he, himself, has been paid for speaking to partisan political groups, Barnes is, in essence, wearing the jersey of those Republican teams. That alone raises questions about his journalistic independence. It certainly undermines his credibility as a critic of other journalists."