Wednesday, July 25, 2018

About Taxpayer Funded Lobbyists sponsoring media outlets

"It is a joy for the just to do justice,
But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity."
Proverbs 21:15

It's been there, hiding in plain sight, but we'd never noticed it until this afternoon:

The Texas Municipal league sponsors the Trib.

They've actually been doing it for years, including this gem:

So an event with a big city Mayor was sponsored by the Texas Municipal League.

Got it.

In fairness to the Trib, it rarely slants their coverage in a meaningful way.  We have attended several of these events over the years and have always been fairly treated.  This certainly isn't the Texas Association of Counties sponsoring that other wretched publication.

But still, it doesn't look good, and it's a little too close to state funded media for comfort.

Bottom Line: The primary reason to abolish taxpayer funded lobbying is because it raises your cost of living in a million subtle ways. But taxpayer funded lobbying is also an affront to free speech. This is a textbook example of why.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.