Has The Politicker covered this yet?
The original freelancer assigned to the revenge-motivated New York Observer takedown of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in an interview with the New York Times today that he was hired straight out of an ice cream shop and quit when he figured out all the paper wanted was a smear piece. In August, Schneiderman sued Donald Trump — father-in-law of Observer owner Jared Kushner — over allegations of fraud tied to Trump's real estate seminars, Trump University. Emails between the Observer and the attorney general's office suggest the Observer's interest in the story seemed to increase around filings in the Trump case. The story's original author, 28-year-old Bill Gifford was managing a New Jersey ice cream shop when a customer, Observer editor Ken Kurson, randomly offered him the freelance assignment.
It could be worse. And I look forward to tomorrow, when it probably gets worse.