Dictator-friendly lobbyists, part 2 (?)

Harper’s Washington editor Ken Silverstein on his blog is following the Sunday Times’ recent undercover "journalism sting" of a UK lobbyist interested in representing a...

Harper’s Washington editor Ken Silverstein on his blog is following the Sunday Times’ recent undercover "journalism sting" of a UK lobbyist interested in representing a former dictator of the energy-wealthy country of Kyrgyzstan.

Silverstein himself pulled a similar stunt on APCO and Cassidy and Associates last year, creating some debate over whether going undercover was ethical. At the time Silverstein said that criticism of his tactics, by the lobbying firms anyway, was simply a way to change the subject away from the ethics of representing countries with human rights issues.

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