Scott Harper, a far-left leaning, anti-war attorney, and contributing editor at Harper's magazine stated on the Daily Beast,
The Daily Beast-The New York Times’ decision not to renew Bill Kristol’s opinion column was because of the conservative writer’s sloppiness and uneven quality, according to a reliable source with first-hand knowledge of the decision.Haper's "reliable source," goes on to comfort all concerned, that it has nothing to do with political ideology.
The source makes clear that the decision not to renew Kristol’s contract is not related to his neoconservative ideology—Kristol’s proximity to key Washington players ranging from Bush and Cheney to John McCain (whom he supported in 2000) was considered a distinct plus.This is probably half-true for one reason; Kristol, had a direct pipeline of information from the White House when it was occupied by Bush. Now that Obama is President, what good is Kristol to the NY Times? They were probably tolerating his politics because of his status, as a journalist, within the former Administration.
Either way, if the Times is claiming that Kristol was released due to his sloppiness of writing and uneven quality, can someone please explain to me why Maureen Dowd is still employed there? Her latest pernicious drivel, Which Governor Is Wackier?