Ben Stein Loses NYT Column

Maybe he should stick to writing: The New York Times announced Friday that they fired Sunday business columnist Ben Stein after they learned that the writer/politician had appeared in commercials for FreeScore.com. The firm, as Reuters blogger Felix Salmon describes it, is "a sleazy company which exists only to extract large sums of money from those who can least afford it.” It offers customers a free credit score, charges them immensely for the actual credit report.