Ketchum/DoE/Williams Scandal Sparks New PR Ethics Questions

The spotlight continues to shine on the entire PR profession
following revelations (first disclosed in USA Today Jan. 7)
that Omnicom Group's Ketchum public- relations firm -- as
part of a $1 million contract with the U.S. Department of Education
(DoE) -- paid $240,000 to a company owned by conservative
commentator Armstrong Williams to ensure Williams would plug the
Bush administration's "No Child Left Behind" schools-standards
law.