Thursday, November 15, 2007
Newsweek Hires Markos Moulitsas and KARL ROVE?
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It was predictable that right-wingers would blow a gasket at the announcement that The Daily Kos' Markos Moulitsas was hired as a Newsweek columnist. As evidenced in recent episodes of the FOX "News" roster of commentary programs, Kos is hated with a fiery hot passion in Right-wing World. They regard him as a loony, far-left, radical, raving moonbat.
He's not. He is left-wing, sure. But as I've stated in the past, when you present Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh as "mainstream," anyone to the left of them seems like a far-left radical by comparison. But Newsweek had another ace up its sleeve. They'd already announced that they'd add a conservative blogger as a counterpoint to Moulitsas. And now they've announced him.
It's Karl Rove. Yes, that Karl Rove. Now, imagine a teeter-totter, with both of these men sitting on it. Mr. Rove (a chickenhawk) sits so far to the right, he's practically falling off. Kos (a military veteran) sits somewhere in the middle of the left side. When you consider that disadvantage, you'd probably need to add a few more liberal bloggers, or at least Michael Moore to offset the weight disparity. . .
Karl Rove To "Balance" Kos at Newsweek
The Nation -- Newsweek announced that Karl Rove, the controversial architect of the rise and fall of the modern G.O.P., will join its ranks as a new contributor to balance the recent hire of blogger Markos Moulitsas.
This is an odd pair on several levels. First, it makes Kos look huge. His web commentary and grassroots organizing have earned him a media perch on par with one of the most powerful people to ever work in the Bush White House. If columns are going to be handed out based on power, then at least Newsweek understands that there is power beyond holding office in Washington. . .
Read the whole story at: Yahoo! News (from The Nation)