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Kiss and Tell at the Revolving Door

Posted on | May 13, 2011 | 4 Comments

When Joe Biden’s press secretary, former Time magazine reporter Jay Carney, was promoted to White House press secretary, Washington Post reporter Shailagh Murray was hired as Carney’s replacement. Now, New York magazine reports:

Murray was not the first journalist considered to handle Biden’s press. Both CBS News White House correspondent Chip Reid and Slate’s chief political correspondent John Dickerson were possible candidates before Murray was tapped. (Before he got into journalism, Reid served as an adviser to Biden on the Senate Judiciary Committee; before Slate, Dickerson worked alongside Carney at Time.) Both now say they turned the invitations down.

Really? Reporters are now publicly bragging about being offered government jobs they turned down?


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