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So What Do You Expect For $240,000?

Armstrong Williams was paid $240,000 by the Department of Education, ostensibly because of all the influence peddled in the African American community. But his book Beyond Blame is currently listed on Amazon with a rank of 771,477, and copies are selling for a paltry 65 cents. Even more pathetic, there are only two customer reviews, and they both sound like they were written by him:

Williams describes a “bad” young black man in Washington DC, who asked for help, and Armstrong wrote him insightful letters, giving ideal advice that, if followed, would “save” the young man and his posterity. I now greatly admire Williams and hope he can communicate his beliefs to many more “Brads” who need this help, who will change their lives for the better.

I have one word for whoever is doing cost/benefit analyses: Google.

(via tbogg)

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Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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