CNN, reports that John Doyle had been reprimanded for having adult pornography on his work computers when he was at Time Warner.
Friends and former co-workers say Doyle was disciplined by Time magazine after he allegedly used company computers to view adult pornography in the publication's Washington bureau office.Wizbang had reported that John Doyle, is actually a registered Democrat. Doyle was caught in an online child sex sting.
Time magazine and CNN are both owned by Time Warner.
Time began an investigation after an employee in the bureau complained after finding offensive photographs on her computer, sources said. The photos, which were not of juveniles, were traced to Doyle. The complaint was dropped after Doyle's colleagues signed a petition of support, the sources said.
Doyle received a formal warning and was required to undergo mental health counseling before returning to work, the sources said.
Brian Doyle is a career civil servant - NOT a political appointee. Government workers aren't "vetted." Doyle, as a DHS employee probably has a secret or top secret government clearance, but in DC that's hardly a unique commodity in DC. Unless there is some prior history of pedophilia or sex crimes, the background searches and investigation wouldn't have alerted anyone to the possibility that he might get into the kind of trouble he's in now. The kind of hindsight analysis suggesting that the White House should have been "vetting" the civil service employees of their agencies, is laughable considering that the Clinton administration who dogged for years over the FBI files scandal (Filegate). It's also probably illegalWizbang also covers the blog swarm by the Left to try and paint the whole situation as a one of another GOP scandal.
Ed Morrissey has more about the screening process.Firedoglake wonders about the level of review.
My earlier coverage is here.
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