Bill Kristol Gets NYT Op-Ed Slot – Liberal Heads Explode

Apparently the announcement that Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol will be writing for the NYT’s Op-Ed page has caused “a frenzy” in the liberal blogosphere.

“The Gray Lady has been hijacked by neo-cons”!!111!!

………*Joooooooos*.

Katha Pollitt of the Nation wants to be shot:

Just shoot me. First, it was Sam Tanenhaus, conservative editor of the New York Times Book Review being put in charge of the News of the Week in Review section. That means one conservative will determine how politics,culture and ideas are covered in TWO of the most important sections of the supposedly liberal newspaper of record.

Cool!

Now, says the Huffington Post, the Times is set to announce that Bill Kristol will be writing a weekly op-ed column. That’s Bill Kristol ,Fox commentator , editor of the the Murdochian agitprop factory Weekly Standard, George W. Bush’s propagandist in chief, co-founder of the Project for a New American Century, relentless promoter of the war in Iraq , ideological bully and thug. This is the man who blamed american liberals for the Khmer Rouge and the Ayatollah Khomeini (!),

And your problem is…????

who will say just about anything, however bizarre or illogical or wild or (I’m guessing) cynical, to push the only ideas in his head: everything bad is the fault of Democrats and never mind the question, war is the answer.

She then goes on to list some of Kristol’s standard conservative opinions on a host of topics which she treats as intolerable outrages, proving his unfitness for the job.

Truly amusing.

More from Politico:

But Times editorial page editor Andy Rosenthal sees things differently.

Rosenthal told Politico shortly after the official announcement Saturday that he fails to understand “this weird fear of opposing views.”

“The idea that The New York Times is giving voice to a guy who is a serious, respected conservative intellectual — and somehow that’s a bad thing,” Rosenthal added. “How intolerant is that?”

This Rosenthal person sounds like he might have some Neo-Con type leanings to be saying such things!

“I was flattered watching blogosphere heads explode,” Kristol told Politico. “It was kind of amusing.”

Unlike The Times’ stable of biweekly columnists — including Maureen Dowd and fellow Standard alum David Brooks — Kristol will write only once a week, with his first column set for Jan. 7.

Well, once a week is still obviously too much for our tolerant friends on the left!

Hat Tip: Lucianne

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11 thoughts on “Bill Kristol Gets NYT Op-Ed Slot – Liberal Heads Explode

  1. I seem to recall that, immediately after Black Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Katha Pollitt would not let her daughter fly the American flag out their apartment window, because “it stands for war and genocide and death.”

    As for Huffington Post, that lost all claim to anyone’s attention when Greg Gutfeld moved off.

    Liberals really can’t stand articulate, knowledgeable dissent. They’re aware that their intellectual position is indefensible; the only tactic remaining to them is the silencing of conservatives. When that fails, they throw tantrums. May it go on forever!

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  3. Fox commentator , editor of the the Murdochian agitprop factory Weekly Standard, George W. Bush’s propagandist in chief, co-founder of the Project for a New American Century, relentless promoter of the war in Iraq , ideological bully and thug.

    She forgot “poopy pants” and “meanie weanie”.

    Happy New Year Nice Deb. I hope 2008 is the best year yet in your happy home.

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  4. Man, I thought midwesterners would know kolaches for sure.

    We have a lot of 3rd and 4th generation Czech and German immigrants in central Texas.

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  5. I won’t link to it, but MediaMatters is staking out the meme that they don’t oppose different ideas (yeah, right!); they just oppose having “disinformation” being published.

    The irony meter just went crimson red on that one.

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