Landing a job in journalism can be a drag, but former Steny Hoyer supporter Lee Fang has landed a heady new gig working with an accomplice of American fugitive Edward Snowden.
Once a budding young talent, Fang’s credibility has taken a hit in recent years due to his unfortunate habit of writing stories that his editors are forced to retract. However, The Intercept, a journalism startup known for its blunt approach to tackling the issues, decided not to pass on the opportunity to hire Fang, who is joining the outlet as an investigative reporter.
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Intercept editor-in-chief Betsy Reed announced the hire in a post laced with high praise for the former Think Progress blogger. Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald also puffed Fang up on Twitter:
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 4, 2015
Greenwald has previously taken Fang to task for promoting "repellant" ideas.