"The Revolving Door Spins Again!"

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.

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  • wingnutx||

  • hmm||

    Good propaganda pays for itself. Ask Hitler.

    And, Godwined in one.

  • hmm||

    make that 2.

  • hmm||

    If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov

    That's a great idea. DC is already full of shit and uselessness. Lets send all spam there as well.

  • ||

    So, should I send them a link to that video of Obama saying he really, truly wants single-payer?

  • hmm||

    So, should I send them a link to that video of Obama saying he really, truly wants single-payer?

    Only if you want a SS visit. (Oh ya Godwin 2 with a pun, that's worth extra points)

  • ||

    R C Dean,

    Bush made him say it.

  • wingnutx||

    I hope that John Stossel has his affairs in order.

  • ||

    I think on of the untold stories in this administration is the profusion of worthless political appointees. I mean more than usual. In my office we went from five politicals to 12 politicals. Look at this woman's position. She is communicaions advisor to the HHS IG. What the hell does an agency IG need a communications advisor. IGs don't set policy or communicate policy to the government. They investigate and make sure people are following the rules and write reports about it. I can't fathom why an IG would need a communcations advisor much less a "senior" one (implying there are junior ones).

    If we had anything but a state run media, some enterprising reporter would look into the number and scope of BO political appointments.

  • hmm||

    Beverley Lumpkin

    Isn't this a Harry Potter character? If not it should be.

  • wingnutx||

    B. Lumpkin


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    "If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov"


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    yet another journalist has joined the Obama administration

    I vaguely recall something from my youth about journalism and objectivity, but I can't remember what it was...

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