Paid in full

Via Greg Sargent, I see that our Congresscritters have been doing well for themselves:

Members of Congress had a collective net worth of more than $2 billion in 2010, a nearly 25 percent increase over the 2008 total, according to a Roll Call analysis of Members’ financial disclosure forms.

This is good info. But you know what I’d also like to know? How much the members of our exalted press corpse corps are making. I’d love to see a graph or numbers compiled on the salaries of syndicated “journalists” and commentators through the years, ‘cuz I bet they’ve gone up quite a bit, too. Most newspeople don’t make much, but the Chris Matthews and Katie Courics are rolling in it. Of course, the media will report on that when the cow jumps the moon. As a dude whose name I don’t recall said in the Gene Lyons book about Whitewater, the press’s biggest taboo is the press.

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