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Rove to Write for Newsweek
NewsMax ^ | November 15, 2007 | Staff

Posted on 11/15/2007 3:15:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Less than three months after he left his post as the White House’s deputy chief of staff, Karl Rove has agreed to become a Newsweek contributor and will pen opinion pieces for the magazine and its Web site.

Rove will turn out several columns on the 2008 campaign up until inauguration day, according to the Washington Post.

In a statement, Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham said: “Newsweek has a long tradition of asking practitioners and opinion-makers to offer our readers the benefits of their experience in occasional opinion essays.

“Whether one agrees or disagrees with Karl, there is no arguing that he has been a critical player in the political world with insights and experiences that we think will give our readers something unique.”

Rove has not been a friend of the press in the past. Last year he suggested that journalists frequently criticized political figures because “they want to draw attention away from the corrosive role their coverage has played focusing attention on process and not substance.”

He also charged that the press has an “obsessive reliance” on polls.

And as for media criticism, he told Rush Limbaugh: “If you have to wake up in the morning to be validated by the editorial page of the New York Times, you’ve got a pretty sorry existence.”

Newsweek will also give regular space to Markos Moulitsas, the far-left founder of the Web site Daily Kos.

Said Meacham: “I’m fully prepared for both the right-wing and left-wing blogosphere to be outraged, which means we’re doing our job.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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I knew thay'd get pressure to balance out Markos Moulitsas, but this is a surprise!
1 posted on 11/15/2007 3:15:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seen how thin this rag has gotten? Not worth five cents a copy.


2 posted on 11/15/2007 3:18:15 PM PST by mallardx
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To: mallardx

I always liked U.S. News & World Report, back in the good old days when they were semi-conservative (at least compared to the others).


3 posted on 11/15/2007 3:19:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must have offered him lots of $$$$’s.


4 posted on 11/15/2007 3:20:05 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove is a fool


5 posted on 11/15/2007 3:20:56 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: mallardx
Seen how thin this rag has gotten? Not worth five cents a copy.

Haven't read Newsweak in decades.

6 posted on 11/15/2007 3:24:10 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But then David Gurgle became their main spokeseunic.


7 posted on 11/15/2007 3:24:36 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So now, with Rove accepting the gig at noozweak, the little bitch from the KOS gets the same legitamacy and stature as Rove.


8 posted on 11/15/2007 3:31:59 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Are you kidding? I can’t wait! LOL


9 posted on 11/15/2007 3:45:14 PM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: Captainpaintball
So now, with Rove accepting the gig at noozweak, the little b***h from the KOS gets the same legitamacy and stature as Rove.My thoughts exactly. What did Karl know, and when did he know it? Could he have accepted this gig if he knew about kos?
10 posted on 11/15/2007 3:47:05 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America: “the most benign hegemon in history.”—Mark Steyn)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think Karl is all that conservative; and they will never have a real conservative to balance(LOL)if they can help. Lib rags just don’t do that.


11 posted on 11/15/2007 3:48:16 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Whether one agrees or disagrees with Karl, there is no arguing that he has been a critical player in the political world with insights and experiences that we think will give our readers something unique.”


A rough translation: Circulation and subscriptions have fallen so hard that we had to sell the furniture just to make the pay roll. If we don’t offer something that interests a paying customer the editor will have to prostitute himself...again.


12 posted on 11/15/2007 3:50:09 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Karl Rove To "Balance" Kos At Newsweek The Nation
13 posted on 11/15/2007 3:52:34 PM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Rove is a fool

Not if he's got the gig set up to where they won't edit him...he'll be preaching to the left's choir for a change.

14 posted on 11/15/2007 3:55:54 PM PST by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: ErnBatavia

There was no difference bvetween Rove and the Libs on the subject of Illegal Immigration. He’s all for it, and so are they. Why would they not love him? He’s one of their own who got to the highest unelected job in the U.S.


15 posted on 11/15/2007 4:03:29 PM PST by holyscroller (A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him to the left)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Guess that will make all the people and Karl Rove that will read Newsweak now.
16 posted on 11/15/2007 4:08:16 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

newsweek?
they tired of losing readership?


17 posted on 11/15/2007 4:10:45 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

-at one time he was the hero of the conservatives...NOW you won’t find a conservative who will bother to buy a copy to read his columns.


18 posted on 11/15/2007 4:12:46 PM PST by tioga (Winter is coming soon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like Rove will be the “token” conservative.


19 posted on 11/15/2007 4:21:20 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: sionnsar
Haven't read Newsweak in decades.

I somehow wound up getting a coplimentary trial subscription to this rag. It goes straight into the trash every week. I feel like I need to disinfect my mailbox now.

20 posted on 11/15/2007 4:27:10 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He couldn’t have found a credible publication? I’m disappointed he would even consider much less accept an invitation to write for this rag.


21 posted on 11/15/2007 4:36:27 PM PST by cubreporter ( Rush has done more for this country than any other politician ever! He's the man!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I suspect it will remain unreadable.


22 posted on 11/15/2007 5:38:28 PM PST by stevem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kos writes for NEWSWEAK??? OMG!! Jon Meacham must hve been BLACKMAILED. Kos knows NOTHING substantial!


23 posted on 11/15/2007 6:52:32 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...

“Rove, you magnificent bastard” ping.


24 posted on 11/15/2007 7:53:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Thursday, November 15, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: freekitty

“I don’t think Karl is all that conservative”

Anyone who was feted as La Raza’s Man of the Year not only isn’t conservative, it’s questionable where his loyalties lie.


25 posted on 11/15/2007 10:28:46 PM PST by Pelham ("You Can't Deport Them" the fallback position of the Amnesty Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow... See he landed himself a real prestigious slot there. What kind of job could Rove have gotten just 3 years ago, before the cumulative effect of his miscalculations started spiralling out of control? He’s lucky to get this - and I’m sure he was hoping for more.


26 posted on 11/16/2007 12:11:33 AM PST by COgamer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How long before he’s trashing republicand and everything they stand for?


27 posted on 11/16/2007 12:14:58 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Pelham

I know.


28 posted on 11/16/2007 5:16:18 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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