Herewith a pretty easy call for Politico editor Carrie Budoff Brown and editor in chief and publisher John Harris, who issued this statement: “These posts were clearly outside the bounds of acceptable discourse, and POLITICO editors regard them as a serious lapse of newsroom standards. They crossed a line in ways that the publication will not defend, and editors are taking steps to ensure that such a lapse does not occur again.”
Hirsh has resigned, as reported by the Daily Caller. He landed at Politico from National Journal in 2014.
As for the “steps” that Politico editors are taking to prevent a recurrence of this kind of episode: That’s an admirable response, though it should go without saying that news professionals shouldn’t post the addresses of newsmakers in threatening contexts.
Corrected to note that Hirsh was national editor of Politico Magazine, not regular old Politico