Monday, August 10, 2009

Ben Stein Fired

Unexpectedly, Ben Stein has been fired from his job at the New York Times.

The New York Times cited Ben Stein for violating the newspaper's ethic guidelines. You would think a guy who mastered ethics and economics would know to conduct himself accordingly.

"Ben Stein's fine work for us as a columnist for Sunday Business had to end, we told him, after we learned that he had become a commercial spokesman for FreeScore, a financial services company. Ben didn't understand when he signed on with FreeScore that this might pose a potential conflict for him as a contributing columnist for the Times, because he hadn't written about credit scores or this company. But, we decided that being a commercial spokesman for FreeScore while writing his column wouldn't be appropriate.

We are sorry to lose him as a columnist, and appreciate his work for the Times over the years." says Times spokesperson Catherine Mathis.


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