Skip to comments.He May Be Unwelcome, but We’ll Survive (Bill Kristol at the New York Times)
Posted on 01/14/2008 8:24:59 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
IN 1972, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, was looking for a conservative columnist for his left-leaning Op-Ed page.
At a charity dinner, he wound up sitting next to William Safire, the Nixon White House speechwriter who coined Spiro Agnews famous denunciation of the press as nattering nabobs of negativism. They soon had a deal.
But, as described in The Trust, the authoritative history of the family that has controlled The Times for more than a century, Sulzberger neglected to involve John Oakes, his cousin and the editor of the editorial page, in the decision. Oakes was appalled when he heard about the negotiations, and not realizing it was too late, offered alternatives. How about Irving Kristol, he suggested.
More than 35 years later, Sulzbergers son, Arthur Jr. this time in full partnership with his editorial page editor, Andrew Rosenthal has hired another conservative columnist for their left-leaning Op-Ed page: Irving Kristols son, William.
The choice of Safire, who retired in 2005, set off a storm of protest. The Times could have saved themselves about 50 grand a year if they just sent an office boy over to the White House to pick up the press releases, fumed Nicholas von Hoffman of The Washington Post. Kristols appointment has not fared any better. Pretty much the worst idea ever, grumped Gawker, the New York media gossip Web site.
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This is a real admission of the outrageous leftist, hate Republican, hate America bias they have at the Slimes.
Its pretty amusing reading a leftwingnut whining about the NYT looking to make a profit...perfectly sums up how ill prepared a leftwinger is when it comes to economics 101.
Yes, it’s certainly funny, especially that bit about hanging Kristol from a lamp post. I’m sure he’ll enjoy that.
But it’s also a bit sad. Basically, what this Public Editor or Ombudsman says is, “Hey, calm down and be rational! I wouldn’t have hired this jerk. It was a mistake, sure, but it was a well intentioned mistake! And, yes, he did betray the Glorious Freedom of the Press by suggesting that the Times should be prosecuted for leaking vital national secrets to the enemy in wartime. That was very naughty of him to say that!
But still, guys, be rational! Be LIBERAL! (And maybe in due course we can fix this stupid mistake of hiring this Nazi ogre! But far be it from me to criticize the Boss for making the mistake of hiring him.)
The Times could save a lot more than that by just sending the office boy over to DNC headquarters to get the talking points.
This fish wrapper is in free fall and this is the bone they’re throwing us to convince us they are a serious news organization and not the propaganda arm of the DNC, which they most assuredly are.
TRANSLATION: We tried relly, really hard. Give me an A+! I demand an A+ just as if I got it right.
Limbaugh is spot on, effort rather than results is the liberal's yardstick, unless of course it's the other guy.
I’m still trying to figure out why Kristol debased himself by taking the offer from the NY Times. It’s like buying stock in a slide-rule manufacturing company in 1972.
Yes...arguably. I'm laughing at the superior intellect.
Incredibly, where I live, this farce of a periodical is treated like left wing holy scripture.
I’ve asserted, ever since I read Sowell’s “Citizen’s Guide”, that requiring basic economics training in our public schools would be enough to doom the liberal ideology to irrelevance.
In other words, if people understood economics, there would be no liberals.
Oh yea! But there aren’t enough of them to meet the demand This slime pit needs to pay these liberals their big fat salaries they get for treason.
“He May Be Unwelcome,”
Why would he be unwelcome?
Kristol (Bill’s dad, Irving) suggests of himself, “Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a neo-something: a neo-Marxist, a neo-Trotskyist, a neo-liberal, a neo-conservative; in religion a neo-orthodox even while I was a neo-Trotskyist and a neo-Marxist. I’m going to end up a neo-that’s all, neo dash nothing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Kristol
I think it’s a win-win for Kristol. He gets paid well for doing a very undemanding job. He gets to laugh at the freaks who threaten to hang him from a lamp post ala Mussolini. He gets to smile provokingly at his neighbors in the office. And if the Times collapses, he goes to another job. He’s certainly getting a lot of publicity out of this one.
Rosenthals mail has been particularly rough...
Does this not describe the homogeneity of the liberal hive? 699 out of 700 NY Times readers are rabid liberals who talk with, read and listen to only other rabid liberals.
The benighted inhabitants of the liberal echo chamber never hear a discouraging word...