On the “US missile defense plans,” USA Today does have sources—mostly sources with a direct financial connection to the US missile defense program.
The conflicts of interest posed by think tank funding are an endemic problem in establishment journalism, which often presents industry-funded institutes as neutral experts.
In a piece for the Just Security blog about the impact of weapons industry contributions on a Saudi arms vote, Ryan Goodman notes that “money also pollutes other policy spaces that influence congressional
Other politicians who have benefited from Murdoch’s editorial generosity include Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, George W. Bush and UK prime ministers John Major and David Cameron.
A Buffalo News headline (4/18/17) asked a pointed question about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: “How Did Cuomo Make $783,000 on Memoir That Sold 3,200 Copies?” The accompanying article did not delve particularly deep into the mystery, beyond noting