Paper pimp (n). A high profile left or right wing columnist, who writes op ed pieces with a particular slant to persuade many of its readers to buy a newspaper, that otherwise would be used for the litterbox or the bird cage lining. A paper pimp knows his/her audience, so it will sell in certain markets. Paper Pimps are found syndicated in many of the large metropolitan "rags" throughout the country. This can also be used as a descriptive: "paper pimper, or pimping papers".
Cal Thomas' article didn't surprise me. I read the first paragraph and knew he was just a paper pimp.
by back burner September 06, 2005