The Public’s Right to Know the Affiliations of Spokespersons

Discuss whether public relations professionals should be concerned about the public’s right to know the affiliations of spokespersons who are being placed.

Should the public have been made aware that a political pundit (expert) is also on the payroll of a defense contractor or a health care insurance company? Why? How does knowing benefit the audience or change their opinion/perspective? Provide your arguments to answer this question.