So says Washington Post blogger Ed O'Keefe, who notes that yet another journalist has joined the Obama administration, bringing the tally to 13:
This time it's former television reporter Roberta Baskin, who will join the Department of Health and Human Service's office of inspector general as a senior communications adviser in mid-August. Inspector General Daniel Levinson announced the hire in a memo to staffers today, according to spokesman Marc Wolfson...
Perhaps best known for her years at WJLA-TV in Washington, Baskin also worked for "NOW with Bill Moyers" on PBS, CBS's "48 Hours" and ABC's "20/20." She also served as executive director of the Center for Public Integrity.
While she's only serving in an advisory role, Baskin is at least the 13th former journalist now doing work for the Obama administration and the third journalist-turned-public-servant that previously worked at both ABC and CBS. The administration's health care spokeswoman-at-large Linda Douglass and Justice Department spokeswoman Beverley Lumpkin also worked for both networks.