This has been bothering me for a couple of days now. This fellow, Jofi Joseph, has been tweeting embarrassing stuff about the Obama Administration from inside the White House for years until this last week under the Twitter handle @natsecwonk. He was mean and no one was sacred (except the president, of course). So, according to the Washington Post, they planted false information to find Joseph. And then they fired him.
Now, no one has been fired for the failures of Benghazi, no one but a whistle blower was fired for the Fast & Furious debacle, no one has been fired at the IRS for terrorizing conservative groups, but this guy gets fired for being mean on the internet.
It is not clear whether the sting led directly to the unmasking last week of Jofi Joseph, 40, who was identified as the creative force behind @natsecwonk and was fired from his position on the administration’s Iran negotiations team. But the lengths to which White House officials went to find Joseph reveal how much of an embarrassment his Twitter feed had become inside the West Wing and across the street at the stately Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where Joseph worked alongside his NSC colleagues while secretly skewering them online.
“It was like they were hunting for bin Laden in a cave and he was right in the belly of the beast all along ,” said a former NSC official who worked with Joseph, marveling that he was able to keep his identity secret for over two years.
But, his only crime was that he was disloyal to the Obama Administration. The other things I mentioned, Fast & Furious and Benghazi, actually cost Americans their lives, but somehow what this guy did was worse.