Kristol Kanned

Prominent Neo-Conservative writer, William Kristol, has been sacked by the NY Times due to "sloppiness in writing and uneven facts." His latest piece, Will Obama Save Liberalism? will be his last for the Old Gray Lady.

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?




10 comments :

robert verdi said...

how does this excuse Frank Rich?

Mo MoDo said...

Maureen Dowd is a Pulitzer Prize winner and incredibly sexy. Bill Kristol is neither.

Arkady said...

Lol, NY Times is firing people?
Amusing...looks like their last hoorah, they won't be around much longer anyway.

Critical Thinker said...

Mo MoDo,

Okay, and Aldoph Hitler was the 1933 Time's Man of the Year as well as receiving a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 1939, and Arafat and Gore are Nobel Laureates. What's your point?

If you like a glorified gossip column, I guess she is the way to go.

As far as being sexy, I fail to see what that has to do with "talent." Unless you are going into porn.

Jason said...

CT, HA!

That is how liberals think; hence our empty suit Celebrity President

Critical Thinker said...

Rob,

Very, very, good question.

Arkady,

Lol, you hit the nail on the head!

Critical Thinker said...

Lol Jason,

I'm changing it from pop culture to the Culture that is about to go "Pop!"

Critical Thinker said...

Lol Jason,

I'm changing it from pop culture to the Culture that is about to go "Pop!"

Mo MoDo said...

I'm going to miss Kristol because, as you said, he did such a good job of keeping the heat off of Maureen by taking away the coveted Most Hated Columnist spot.

Critical Thinker said...

Kristol will be fine, at least he is going to work for a paper that isn't getting ready to go under. He will be working at the WaPo. And like you said Dowd has the spotlight, so she will probably be the next to go, lol.

 

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