Mary Ann Akers Ignores Union Rate For McCain's Makeup Artist

Back when I blogged at Fishbowl LA, I took the view that East Coast journalists usually failed when trying to cover show biz

Case in point:

Mary Ann Akers, the Washington Post's The Sleuth (and boy! how the mighty have fallen if she's their crack investigative reporter, er, gossip blogger) gets all a-jitter over McCain's makeup artist, Tifanie White.

The make-up artist to the wannabe-stars is getting paid beaucoup bucks to make McCain, 72, more telegenic.

White got paid $8,672.55 in September to work on John McCain. White's got a big list of credits and an Emmy nomination. As a union makeup artist, her day rate is around $550 for a 10 hour day. Her pay's not even close to what a key artist, working on a feature film, could make. If that's beaucoup bucks, the Post is in worse shape than I thought. 

Akers is really rather lame, as  so many others agree.