Thursday, November 15, 2007

Newsweek's newest hire

Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos, hired by Newsweek to provide progressive commentary throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, hinted that his conservative counterpart would be someone who'd make liberal heads explode. Limbaugh? O'Reilly? Oh my God... Malkin??! Nope:
"Less than three months after leaving the Bush White House, Karl Rove is becoming a member of a community not all that popular with administration officials: the media.

Newsweek has signed the president's former deputy chief of staff as a commentator who will turn out several columns on the 2008 campaign through inauguration day. The move is not likely to prove popular among liberals who believe the mainstream media have been too soft on the Bush administration." [...]

"Newsweek (which is owned by The Washington Post Co.) will announce tomorrow that it is granting regular space to both Rove and Markos Moulitsas, the liberal firebrand who founded the Web site Daily Kos. "I'm fully prepared for both the right-wing and left-wing blogosphere to be outraged, which means we're doing our job," Meacham says."

It should be Culture Shock for Rove, who's more accustomed to getting information to the media via anonymous leaks.