Friday, May 05, 2006

The Ethics Center

OK, so the Times Union closed on the naming rights to the Pepsi Arena; we hoed that row pretty thoroughly last week, so what more is there to say? Just this: The paper hasn't just put its name on a building, they've put their name on a building owned by the government. People can explain all day why this is OK, but it isn't. When you go into business with the ones you're supposed to be watching, you're not starting to slide down the slippery slope, you're half way to the bottom.