Politico Report Looks At Advocacy Group's Sponsorship Of Talk Shows
June 15, 2011 at 4:10 AM (PT)
Advocacy groups' paid sponsorship of syndicated talk shows has drawn the scrutiny of POLITICO.COM, which has published a piece by KENNETH P. VOGEL and LUCY MCCALMONT pointing out that PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS hosts RUSH LIMBAUGH, GLENN BECK, and SEAN HANNITY and CITADEL MEDIA's MARK LEVIN do live reads for sponsoring conservative groups.
The common practice has the HERITAGE FOUNDATION buying sponsorship of LIMBAUGH and HANNITY's shows, while FREEDOMWORKS is a sponsor of BECK and AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY sponsors LEVIN.
The article notes that some of the sponsorships are weaved into the shows' content and reports that smaller non-profits "say the deals smack of the pay-to-play politics that tea partiers allege has undermined the credibility of the conservative establishment."
Read the report by clicking here.