Typical hypocrisy we’ve come to expect from the left.
Via Washington Examiner:
Online magazine Vice posted a muckraking piece Monday about how avowedly liberal media outlets such as the Nation, the American Prospect, and Mother Jones pay their editorial interns measly stipends that often don’t even amount to the minimum wage.
The practice of paying interns a pittance — or nothing at all — is hardly confined to liberal opinion journals, of course. Lots of media organizations — probably a large majority, in fact — do it. But, as Vice notes, the liberal outlets also regularly run articles calling for a “living wage.”
The article is particularly tough on Mother Jones, which was named after a labor rights organizer. The interns reportedly got paid the equivalent of $6 an hour, despite the fact that the magazine is based in California, which currently has an $8 minimum wage (Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September to make it $10 by 2016).
The situation there was reportedly so bad that one anonymous former intern told Vice: “During our first meeting with HR at Mother Jones, we were advised to sign up for food stamps.”