We are deeply concerned that the “checkbook journalism” practice of the news media is about to unleash another unspeakable evil upon the world.
Checkbook Journalism has opened the door for people who maim someone, pretend to be pregnant, or come up on a dead snake to become financially secure.
A person can become financially secure via “checkbook journalism” simply by being suspected of killing a child, as is the case of Casey Anthony. She received $200,000 from ABC before she was even arrested for the murder of her two year old daughter, Caylee.
Checkbook Journalism appears to have recently become an industry standard.
We understand that competition in the media is intense, but if you continue to pay top dollar for your stories, pretty soon, there will be no public to watch it.We’ll all be behind bars. RICH, but incarcerated.