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Monday, January 26, 2009

Kristol gets canned from the New York Times

William Kristol, big government conservative, has had his last column published by the New York Times, and small government conservatives rejoice.

From Editor & Publisher:

Kristol had come to the Times in early January 2008 on a one-year contract but the paper has been widely criticized for his offerings and has had to run several corrections.

Ironically, the final column opens "All good things must come to an end." But this does not refer to his column but the alleged "end of a conservative era," with Obama's inauguration.

Meanwhile, the Times has its own news story on, uhm, itself:

William Kristol, the conservative columnist, and The New York Times have quietly ended their relationship after little more than a year, the newspaper said on Monday.

A single sentence printed below Mr. Kristol’s column in Monday’s paper broke the news: “This is William Kristol’s last column.” His column, itself, made no reference to his departure, and the paper did not release a statement.

“It was mutual agreement,” Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor, said in an interview. “We discussed this before the election, and decided that we would end now.”

As for whether The Times would find another conservative voice for its Op-Ed page, Mr. Rosenthal said: “Sadly, I can’t answer that question, except to say stay tuned. We have some interesting plans.”

Posted by P.M. Jaworski on January 26, 2009 in Media | Permalink

Comments

Kristol a Conservative columnist...?
Who are they kidding ?

Posted by: Marc | 2009-01-27 11:17:16 AM



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