Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quid Pro Quo, Jay Carney?

I haven't picked up Time magazine since the last time I went to the dentist, but I am sure their coverage of Election 2008 was fair and even-handed all the way through:

[Washington bureau chief] Jay Carney is leaving Time magazine after 20 years to be Vice President-elect Joe Biden's communications director in the White House, astonished magazine and gleeful transition sources said. Carney's title will be assistant to the vice president and director of communications.

More of the ties that bind:

Carney and his wife, Claire Shipman, the senior Washington correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America," have two children — a son, Hugo, and daughter, Della.

This is the second member of the media elite who has signed on with Obama's administration. ABC News correspondent Linda Douglass joined the campaign as traveling spokeswoman, and now is working for Obama's Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Am I the only one to find this a bit...unseemly?

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