Yet Another Abramoff Scandal...
The Copley News Service announced it was suspending syndicated columnist Doug Bandow while investigating his acceptance of payments from Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff to write positive stories about Abramoff's clients.
"We are suspending Doug Bandow's column immediately," Glenda Winders, vice president and editor of CNS, said in a statement Friday. "We want to make sure we have all the facts before we take final action, but it has never been our policy to distribute work paid for by third parties whose role is not disclosed by the columnist."
On Thursday, Bandow resigned from the Cato Institute after confirming a report by BusinessWeek Online that said Abramoff paid him for writing between a dozen and 24 articles over nearly a decade. The Washington think-tank's Web site Friday referred to Bandow as a "former senior fellow."