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  • The Future of the New Republic and Us

    12/11/2014 8:19:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I should like to pose a question to the overnight press baron Chris Hughes, who owns the New Republic that he has rendered moribund with astounding speed and no class at all. My question is an old-fashioned one that might have circulated within the humanities faculty at universities two generations ago. "What," I would ask, "makes a book more authoritative and satisfying than a news report?" Most of the profs in their tweed jackets, and some pulling on their briar pipes, would answer that the author of a book has more time to write it than the author...
  • The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple

    12/09/2014 10:12:39 PM PST · by dennisw · 26 replies
    dailybeast. ^ | 12.08.14 | James Kirchucick
    Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge have always been entitled brats. And now the media finally noticed. How swiftly things change. In just the past two months, one half of this pair managed to single-handedly destroy a storied journalistic institution, while the other suffered a crushing electoral defeat in New York’s 19th Congressional District. Last week, the 31-year-old Hughes forced the resignations of both the editor and literary editor of The New Republic, whose 100th anniversary he presided over last month at a star-studded gala in Washington, D.C. In protest of the magazine’s newly ensconced CEO’s plan to transform TNR into...
  • Daily Beast: MSM Fawned Over New Republic Owner Before Turning on Him

    12/09/2014 11:40:21 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 9, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The normally liberal Daily Beast published an article about The New Republic owner Chris Hughes that is chock full of criticism of the Facebook multi-millionaire However, what is most surprising is that the article by James Kirchick also takes the mainstream media to task for its lavish praise of Hughes before attacking him for what they view as the destruction of The New Republic. You sort of get the idea that the Daily Beast story is going to come up somewhat short of praise just from the very title, The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s...
  • A Eulogy for The New Republic

    12/05/2014 6:00:12 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 12/4/14 | Jonathan Chait
    Not long after he purchased The New Republic, Chris Hughes had lunch with me, as he was doing with quite a few journalists around Washington. At one point, he asked me who the best editor had been during my 16 years. I had worked for a half dozen editors, several of them great, but it was an easy question. I replied “Frank Foer” so quickly that Hughes appeared startled. I don’t think my answer convinced Hughes to hire Foer as TNR’s editor, because I’m sure anybody else who worked with him said the same, and anyway, Frank Foer was born...
  • New Republic Editor Decides Political Hack as Ebola Czar Is OK

    10/17/2014 2:03:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    One has to give The New Republic editor Jonathan Cohn some credit. At least he was beset with some brief soul searching over the fact that the new Ebola Czar is a political hack with no medical experience. However, after checking with his fellow liberals, Cohn finally got his "mind right" and returned to the proper groupthink fold. Although, as we shall see, Klain was front and center of the crony capitalism scandal in which the Solyndra green energy company cost the taxpayers over $500 million, all is forgiven and he is now allowed to become Ebola Czar. First we...
  • The New Republic’s Hit Job on Scott Walker: The Real Reason They Ran This Cover Story

    06/16/2014 1:31:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/16/2014 | Ron Radosh
    With its cover story [1] on Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, The New Republic has hit an all-time low. Written by TNR Senior Editor Alec Macgillis, it reads as a commissioned hit job meant to lessen Walker’s chances of entering the GOP presidential race.Let’s start with the cover: superimposed over a photo of the governor standing by his desk is the title: “Scott Walker is So Hot Right Now: Too bad he owes his success to a toxic strain of Racial Politics.” Inside the issue, the title becomes: “The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker: A Journey Through the Poisonous,...
  • Liberalism has one job...

    12/05/2014 12:03:15 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-5-14 | The Looking Spoon
    If Ezra Klein isn't being completely ridiculous he is being totally revealing (in a shoot-yourself-in-the-foot kind of way) about what and how liberals think.Today he opined on the demise of The New Republic (a magazine a journalism professor I had in college once referred to as "conservative"...she's Canadian) he dropped this little bomb that he probably thought was a gem on his readers (bold emphasis is mine). But what made the New Republic and its peer policy magazines so great was how restlessly, relentlessly idiosyncratic they were — that's how they drove new ideologies and new ideas to the fore....
  • ‘Cultural Disconnect’ Led to New Republic Resignations (Libs Hit the Bricks)

    12/05/2014 5:38:35 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5, 2014 | Lukas I. Alpert
    Roughly two dozen staffers and contributing editors at The New Republic resigned on Friday as the result of what one of them described as an ugly cultural clash between a traditional journalistic institution and the Silicon Valley management style of its owner, a Facebook co-founder. The exodus marks the second time in recent months that a media venture backed by a tech industry tycoon encountered resistance from journalists who bristled over management’s new approach.
  • TNR veterans protest Hughes' 'destruction' (The New Republic)

    12/06/2014 7:10:24 AM PST · by shove_it · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 5 Dec 2014 | DYLAN BYERS
    Three former editors of The New Republic -- Hendrik Hertzberg, Peter Beinart and Andrew Sullivan -- have joined more than a dozen of their fellow TNR veterans in protesting the "destruction" of the magazine at the hands of owner Chris Hughes. "As former editors and writers for The New Republic, we write to express our dismay and sorrow at its destruction in all but name," the editors and their former colleagues wrote in a statement, released Friday evening. "From its founding in 1914, The New Republic has been the flagship and forum of American liberalism. Its reporting and commentary on...
  • New Republic mass resignations: Any need for ‘restructuring’ now?

    12/05/2014 10:49:17 AM PST · by mojito · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/5/2014 | Erik Wemple
    In a memo to staff yesterday announcing a masthead shake-up, New Republic chief executive Guy Vidra wrote that a reduction in the frequency of the 100-year-old magazine would require a staff “restructuring,” a common euphemism for layoffs. Well, that may not be necessary considering that a whole herd of staffers resigned en masse following the defenestration of top editor Franklin Foer and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier. Have a look at the departures.... Perhaps the “restructuring” will now come in the form of a hiring spree to fill vacancies created by the newsroom-wide disgust with Foer’s firing. A group of...
  • Facebook Co-founder's Husband Crushed

    11/04/2014 8:24:20 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | November 4, 2014 | Kevin Roubillard
    GOP Rep. Chris Gibson cruised to reelection Tuesday, derailing the political dreams of wealthy Democratic candidate Sean Eldridge. Eldridge, the 28-year-old husband of Facebook billionaire and New Republic publisher Chris Hughes, spent nearly $3 million on his quest to win New York’s Hudson Valley-based 19th District. Eldridge conceded with Gibson holding a 65 percent to 35 percent lead. Twenty-eight percent of precincts were reporting. Gibson, a decorated Army veteran, has held the seat since 2011 and managed to win over many Democrats, building a solid lead over Eldridge, who moved to the district only a few years ago. Eldridge tried...
  • Hughes Drops Jews

    01/29/2013 8:40:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 28, 2013 | staff
    The New Republic has quietly dropped at least five prominent Jewish writers from its masthead in a move that may signal the publication’s continued drift away from a staunchly pro-Israel standpoint. The magazine has launched an aggressive new editorial direction under the ownership of wealthy socialite Chris Hughes, who is best known for sharing a room with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard University. The names of several prominent Jewish writers from both the left and right of the political spectrum were dropped from TNR’s masthead in the latest issue. They include: Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, longtime TNR columnist...
  • Mitchell Claims Obama Said Only Guests Shot Skeet—But Interviewer Contradicts Her

    01/28/2013 12:26:46 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How big of an Obama lapdog is Andrea Mitchell? Even bigger than ardent Obama fan Chris Hughes. The Facebook co-founder, who bought the New Republic last year, recently scored an interview with President Obama that has been criticized for its generally soft questioning. But during an appearance on Mitchell's MSNBC show today, even Hughes was more candid about the prez than Mitchell. When it came to the President's statement during the interview that at Camp David "we do skeet shooting all the time," Mitchell claimed "he didn't say that he was skeet shooting, but he does say that it's one...