January 31, 2003

Conflict of interest has no meaning…

President Bush has appointed ABC news political commentator Cokie Roberts to the Council on Service and Civic Participation. Is this a conflict of interest? According to the article:

Though ABC’s Roberts provides analysis on subjects including Bush, an ABC News spokeswoman said the network gave its approval and saw no conflict of interest in her serving on the president’s council.

“Not only does she have a family with a long history of commitment to public service and she herself has a personal commitment to public service, but she also has a very strong and distinguished track record of being an absolutely fair and objective observer and analyst,” said network spokeswoman Su-Lin Nichols.

Black is white. Night is day. War is peace. (via Media News)

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