(10 am – promoted by ek hornbeck)
Now I’ve long since given up on the Gray Lady as an overpriced whore, but I’ll not presume to speak for all progressives. It’s possible you have some lingering attachment or hope for redemption of a fallen angel and I’d be a heartless Scrooge indeed to encourage you to read this-
He May Be Unwelcome, but We’ll Survive
By CLARK HOYT, The Public Editor, The New York Times
Published: January 13, 2008
Kristol’s first column joined the pack in its first paragraph and wrote off Hillary Clinton with finality the day before she won the New Hampshire primary. He also misattributed a quotation that had to be corrected.
This is a decision I would not have made. But it is not the end of the world.
So why does Kristol have a job again? Nepotism.
Clark Hoyt admits right up front that Billy Boy was selected to redress an ancient dispute between Arthur Ochs Sulzberger and John Oakes over hiring William Safire and not Irving Kristol, Billy Boyz dad.
Clark Hoyt thinks “Sulzberger and Rosenthal made a mistake.” Out of “over 700” reactions to William Kristol’s appointment only a single one is supportive. Sulzberger said he was surprised.
About Kristol’s assertion that his new employers should face federal prosecution A. M. Rosenthal said Kristol’s comment was “a heavy accusation that put him in a category other than a journalist.”
But what gets me is this-
I agree with their effort to address an Op-Ed lineup that, until Kristol came aboard, was at least six liberals against one conservative who isn’t always all that conservative.
They are all Villagers. And so are you Clark.