Former LAT managing editor Douglas Frantz got hired by Senator John Kerry to be chief investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Nice cushy government job for Frantz…heard he gets retirement bennies and even dental.
Anyway, there was a piece in the NYT about these journalists getting jobs in the Obama Administration. Here’s the excerpt about Frantz:
Mr. Frantz, who left The Los Angeles Times as it was changing owners in 2007, said he was ready for a career change. But he acknowledged, “If the newspaper industry were more robust, I would hope to still be managing editor of The Los Angeles Times.”
With a press aide for Mr. Kerry monitoring the interview – the sort of arrangement that annoys reporters – Mr. Frantz said he did not view his new job as promoting any partisan aim.
“Pursuing the truth is apolitical,” he said.
You know what else annoys reporters? Having to do the government’s job for them.