Press outrage

Former Ba’athist information ministers are getting jobs with the same Western news organizations they used to spy on.

This will likely come as no surprise to my Iraqi readers, but I came across this tidbit in a Guardian article about the vestiges of Saddam’s grip on Iraq:

Almost all of the bureaucrats at [Saddam’s] information ministry have done very nicely for themselves since the war. The government minders who spent their days reporting to the intelligence services on foreign reporters or doing their best to obstruct their work have gone on to well-paid jobs – for the same foreign news organisations they once hounded.
The second-in-command at the information ministry, who spent his days reading the reports the minders wrote about visiting foreign journalists, has been employed by Fox News.

I just shake my head at this one… As Josh over at TalkingPointsMemo notes, if CNN had done this, this might raise more than a few eyebrows.
The rest of the article is an interesting read, too.