Saturday, December 29, 2007
Kristol due persuasion?
Or as Jim Morrison predicted, the Kristol Ship may be about to sail. Much uproar across the blogosphere over a report on Huffington Post that The New York Times is about to name inexpert expert Bill Kristol as a new op-ed columnist. That second conservative slot has been open since wacky John Tierney got dumped. However, this "news" still seems to be in the rumor stage so perhaps people should hang on to their hats for now. But let's not forget Kristol's call for the paper to prosecuted, on Fox News in 2006, after its big banking records scoop: "I think it is an open question whether the Times itself should be prosecuted for this totally gratuitous revealing of an ongoing secret classified program that is part of the war on terror.”
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