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Politico Still Promoting Ex-Reporter

1:28 PM, Jul 5, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Politico is still promoting ex-reporter Joe Williams, who is no longer working at the publication after saying that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is uncomfortable around people who are not white.

"A veteran political journalist and telegenic, quick-witted analyst, Joseph Williams is a White House reporter for POLITICO, where he covers the Obama administration cabinet and domestic policies, as well as examining the intersection of race and politics," a description of Williams on Politico's website reads.

Previously, he was Deputy Chief of the Boston Globe's Washington Bureau, where he covered the 2008 presidential campaign and 2009 inauguration, and his experience includes stints as assistant managing editor for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, city editor for the Globe in Boston and assistant city editor for the Miami Herald in Broward County. He’s been published in magazines including Essence and the Sunday Globe.

A former college football player, Williams is a 1984 graduate of the University of Richmond and studied at Harvard University as a 1996 Nieman Fellow.

Williams's original controversial comments were first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

Additionally, yesterday, FishBowlDC reported that Williams pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-wife.

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