And Now, Your Moment Of Bwahaha.

1 comment November 21st, 2007at 09:11pm Posted by Eli

It’s not often that I feel the urge to pat Time Magazine on the back, but this is just too beautiful to go unpraised:

Time magazine said nothing publicly about Rove’s arrival at Newsweek, but a well-placed source told me that Bob Barnett (every Washington literati’s favorite lawyer, including Bill Clinton) had traveled to the Time-Life building on Sixth Avenue to offer Rove’s services before Newsweek snared them. Time‘s editors apparently felt the cost/benefit analysis wouldn’t be in their favor if they embraced the man who has done more than anyone to keep the spirit of Joe McCarthy alive and well in American politics. (Read Joshua Green’s definitive profile from the Atlantic in 2004.) “Time thought this wouldn’t be like hiring George Stephanopoulos,” my source explained. “They think Karl is essentially like an unindicted coconspirator in a whole string of felonies.”

Excellent. It’s so very rare and refreshing to see a mainstream media outlet, any mainstream media outlet, decide that some Republicans are just too disreputable to associate themselves with. On the other hand, Time thinks Ann Coulter is a delightful prankster and Joe Klein’s a journalist, so they still have some ways to go.

(h/t Think Progress, by way of MakeThemAccountable)

Entry Filed under: Media,Rove

1 Comment

  • 1. Pain  |  November 21st, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    Klein and Coulter just make Time Pol Pot/Khmer Rouge evil not Himmler-Goebbels-Hitler/Brownshirt-SS-NDSAP evil. Gasp! Then what does that make Newsweek [cue the Church lady voice!] hmmm? Satan???!!!


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