Says Tom Riley, from the White House drug policy office:
“The idea of someone who had been an activist on this now being a staff writer purporting to write about it objectively . . . is ludicrous,” Riley says.
“It’d be like a lobbyist for Philip Morris going to write about smoking issues for The Post.”
Says Politico Executive Editor John Harris:
…Grim, who was hired from Washington’s City Paper, has a “reliable record” as a reporter. “There are lot of people at publications who have gone from advocacy jobs in a previous career to non-advocacy roles,” Harris says. “The story was motivated by journalistic interest, not his particular views on the subject.”