Salon.com writer Glenn Greenwald (whose got-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed correspondence with The Field got him featured here a couple of weeks ago) has written a post that I agree with. He says that the Democratic National Convention Committee isn't helping its candidates by selling ad space to telecom corporations on the convention swag bags to be doled out to delegates in Denver next month:
What's most striking about the Convention bag -- aside, of course, from its stunning design -- is how the parties no longer bother even trying to hide who it is who funds and sponsors them.
That's right, Glenn. Go get ‘em. Accepting paid advertising from big telecom companies is very damaging to anyone's credibility and reputation. It's a wonderful thing to have champions that eschew such conflicts as they make the people's case. They've taught us that absolute purity is very, very important in all political discourse.
Now, I'd like to read more from Glenn over at Salon.com, a place where I surely won't be assaulted by ads and logos from big telecom companies - like Verizon - to be able do so...
Oops. Never mind.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
"I Agree with Glenn!"
Al Giordano (The Field):