Were journalists paid by Gaddafi government to write articles?

"That's right, journalists, I'll pay you up to $15,000 a day!"

Gordon Duff of Veterans Today, certainly no stranger to controversy, says Libya rebels have documents detailing sometimes huge payments by the Qaddafi government to activists, journalists, bloggers, and other media in the US, UK, and Europe.

He quotes from representatives of the National Transitional Council

We’ve received a number of documents detailing rates for articles published and blogposts posted, with the highest rates being paid for articles that make it into the mainstream media (2,000 USD per article) and the lowest (500 USD per item) for blogposts of more than 700 words. Those who XXXXXXXXXX are paid 15,000 USD per day spent there, plus 3,000 USD per article datelined Tripoli or another Gaddafi-held area.

He says he will release the names when he gets them and they are out of Libya and not subject to reprisals and that in the US such payments could be considered money laundering and each article a felony.

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