Jack Shafer: Being a Scoundrel Isn’t Disqualifying For a Journalism Job

From a Jack Shafer Fourth Estate column on politico.com headlined “What Mick Mulvaney Had in Common with Tim Russert and Chris Matthews”:

CBS News employees stripped their gardens’ tomato vines of fruit this week and hurled them at their bosses to protest the hiring of former Trump administration stalwart Mick Mulvaney as an on-air pundit. The hiring of such a renowned press-basher “embarrassed” the newsroom, a source told the Washington Post’s Jeremy Barr. When serving as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mulvaney had provocatively said the press was using its Covid coverage “to bring down the president.”