Fox Pundit: Bought and Paid For

Eric Hananoki and Lauren Auerbach have a new Media Matters exposé (11/24/08) of how,

since the beginning of October, Dick Morris has repeatedly used his columns and Fox News appearances to promote and raise money for the National Republican Trust PAC without disclosing that the organization has paid $24,000 to a company apparently connected to Morris, according to FEC filings. During that time, Morris’ email newsletter has frequently included ads that state: “Paid for by The National Republican Trust PAC.”

A long list of Morris plugging the group in any venue that would have him is accompanied by evidence they “paid a firm apparently affiliated with Morris at least $24,000 since the beginning of October.” Hananoki and Auerbach follow this lead to its smoking-gun end: “The ‘Mailing Address’ for that firm, Triangulation Strategies, is listed in one of the National Republican Trust PAC’s FEC filings as ‘'”