NY Times Columnist Gets Consulting Gig at HBO

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Nikki Finke
brought us this story. New York Times political columnist Frank Rich has announced that he will be working as a creative consultant for HBO.

Weird crossover? Strange bedfellows? Conflict of interest?

Well, columnists get paid for their expertise and opinion and consultants get paid for their expertise and opinion, so it’s not that big of a jump.

It’s like a fortune cookie writer having a twitter account.