Media Matters: Armstrong Williams — who received and didn’t disclose Bush administration money to promote NCLB — criticized Ifill for book deal

Media Matters

Armstrong Williams — who received and didn’t disclose Bush administration money to promote NCLB — criticized Ifill for book deal

Summary: Conservative radio host Armstrong Williams criticized vice-presidential debate moderator Gwen Ifill over her upcoming book about African-American political leaders, saying she “should have disclosed” it, and that it is “ultimately impossible” for her not to favor Sen. Barack Obama, because she has a “financial stake” in his winning the presidency. However, beginning in 2003, Williams did not disclose that he received $240,000 in Education Department funds to promote No Child Left Behind. The Government Accountability Office found that the Department of Education’s actions constituted “covert propaganda” in violation of the law.

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