re: Hiring a new person
Please hire whoever who suits the qualifications and requirements,. has the personality and all and make a huge point about it in the article welcoming the new employee, make sure the reason that person was hired is out in the clear along with the reality of the situation.
Write it like you're explaining to a grumpy stomping child why you cannot go to Disneyland right now, because that's how the internet is acting against The Escapist of all things.
Oh my. Now if you think the escapist is hiring based on qualifications and not political affiliations then you're...a liar. Because it's fairly obvious that they're doing no such thing.