TBogg does unearth a delicious nugget on how this idiot got a paying gig with The Guardian, as explained by an editor for The Guardian:
I completely understand the strong reaction against Josh [Treviño]. Much of what he has said in the past on Twitter and elsewhere is tasteless, to say the very least. But we have taken Josh on to write about the Republican side of the US presidential campaign because he represents a strand of thinking in the GOP that is in the ascendancy. Whatever we think about it, the Republican party has taken a significant lurch to the right in recent years and we should try and understand why that is, and what’s going on there. Josh is well placed to articulate that.
In other words, "Yeah he's a fucking dumbshit -- but we have to pay him because dumbshittery is the white-ist form of white for the GOP".
Meanwhile, to my knowledge Digby, probably amongst the best progressive writers on the internet, gets no offers whatsoever.