Media World: Philadelphia Inquirer hires 'torture memo' author


The liberal blogosphere has been in a tizzy over the PhiladelphiaInquirer's hiring of John Yoo, the author of the Bush administration's so-called "torture memo," to write a column.

The hiring inspired MSNBC's Keith Olberman to award the paper's executive editor William K. Marimow and editorial page editor Harold Jackson a "bronze" in his Worst Person in the World feature. Blogger Andrew Sullivan of the Atlantic magazine was even more scathing:"What can one say about the Philadelphia Inquirer's decision to hire a war criminal whose legal work was so awful in government that the Justice Department Office of Professional Responsibility had to conduct a deep and apparently damning investigation of it."