Dead Trees Media Ostriches and DOJ's Ideological Hiring
Quin Hillyer has this excellent summary of the Every Single One series about attorney hiring at the Justice Department. (More blockbusters are coming; we’re just getting started.) He notes that even promotions have been politicized at Eric Holder’s Justice Department. Hillyer:
These people were members of groups like “Queer Resistance Front,” “Intersex Society of North America,” and of course People for the American Way. Their published essays focused on issues such as “Genital Normalizing Surgery on Intersexed Infants” and on arguing that providing material support for terrorism isn’t a war crime. They, or those promoted, have histories of extracurricular activities that include getting arrested at a World Bank protest, going on a hunger strike while chaining oneself to an oak tree and doing advocacy work for “the rights of incarcerated native Hawaiians to dance the hula and perform Hawaiian chants and rituals in privately owned prisons in Arizona.” A large number of them have donated significant campaign funds to Barack Obama, and some to other liberal candidates.
Here’s some more news about the series – particular major newspaper writers who have written critical articles about the Bush DOJ hiring, or about DOJ civil rights policy, are aware of the revelations in the Pajamas Media series and are ignoring them. This might be for the better. The more likely response is they would turn their behemoth newspapers into mouthpieces for the government.