Over the summer, James Pinkerton was paid by Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann to write her new book. At the same time, Pinkerton was also paid by Fox News to offer commentary on the presidential campaign, without disclosing his role in the Bachmann campaign.
Making matters slightly worse, Fox News knew about this, and urged Pinkerton to hide the truth about his role from the public.
Pinkerton said this week, “They said, ‘Don’t tell anybody,’ I said, ‘Okay.’ I told my superiors at Fox and they knew.”
Remember, Fox News presents itself as a legitimate, independent news organization.