Prime-Time Propagandist

While ABC News has been looking the other way, correspondent John Stossel has been transformed from a right-leaning bomb-thrower of prime-time news into a full-fledged propagandist in the classroom. The transformation was fostered by an affiliation among ABC News, Stossel and the conservative Palmer R. Chitester Fund, which sells educational materials based on Stossel's ABC reporting. The arrangement touches on the fundamental ethical question of whether or not journalists and the news organizations they work for should align themselves with ideologically driven organizations. "To untangle the snarl of conflicts Stossel has created would take a graduate level journalism seminar," writes David Mastio in