Journalist Jim Romenesko reported Thursday that Tim Graham, the media analysis director at Bozell's Media Research Center, is actually the one behind the columns and books, an assignment that one former Bozell employee described as "forced ghostwriting."
But another ex-MRC employee told Romenesko that Bozell still collects 80 to 90 percent of the profits generated by the content. The Daily Beast's Ben Jacobs followed up on Romenesko's scoop by reporting that Bozell has been using Graham's words for years.
On the heels of the Romenesko report, Creators Media Syndicate, the organization that syndicates Bozell's column, announced that Bozell and Graham will share a joint byline from now on.
But when it apparently was Graham doing the writing and Bozell taking the credit, the column often lamented purportedly lazy journalism.