There has been a lot of criticism thrown at Us Weekly for paying for Bristol and Levi’s recent interview. Personally, I’ve never understood the problem with “checkbook journalism.” First, is an interview with Bristol and Levi really considered journalism? Second, if Us Weekly is going to make a pretty penny from an interview, shouldn’t the subject of that interview get a cut? The notion that tabloids have any level of integrity to uphold is also ridiculous. I think we should instead shift our attention to the publishing of invasive paparazzi pictures that endanger lives. At least Bristol and Levi got to control the pictures and the interview.