Ben Dreyfuss tweeted this insight about his hiring process at Mother Jones:
This raises the question: What if a person genuinely would have sided with BuzzFeed over Gawker in a hypothetical war? Did Ben presume all the applicants who answered 'BuzzFeed' were being disingenuous? (Apparently so!)
In any case, if you find yourself interviewing for a job at Mother Jones—and especially if you're being interviewed by Ben Dreyfuss—be alert for this type of question.