They do magazines.
Take a look at their board members then make your judgment on the utility of their opinions on US Government securities.
I posted that information several days ago ~ I don't trust them.
Quote from InsureReinsure.com: “Senator Charles Shumer reportedly commented that although the SEC doesnt name names, these findings show searing abuse by the rating agencies and suggested that the next appropriate step was the filing of enforcement actions.”
The ratings agencies are under the Federal gun. They’re going to say whatever will save their hides.