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Today, at the Pitch:

Rex Sinquefield-backed PAC Grow Missouri trying to pay local reporters to blog for them

Posted by Steve Vockrodt on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 4:07 PM

….Alex Stuckey, the statehouse reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, received an e-mail from some functionary who starts the message by fawning over Stuckey’s work for the newspaper, followed with an offer to have her pen entries for Grow Missouri’s website, with or without a byline. The going rate was $250 per dispatch.

Other reporters, including St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum, received similar offers, which were posted on their Twitter feeds and roundly lampooned….

People get paid serious money (well, at least to us) to write for blogs? That’s actually possible?

If there are any billionaires reading this – we can be bought. For the right price…