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Inmates Given Keys To Asylum

Apparently Markos “Screw ‘Em” Moulitsas has been hired as a columnist by Newsweek.

Why?

Is Newsweek really hurting for writers who hurl invective like a monkey flings feces? Who has the writing talent of a college freshman? Who is the very model of a partisan hack? Exactly what do they gain?

If Newsweek wanted an interesting, insightful and worthwhile liberal to contribute something meaningful to their publication, there are plenty of them out there. (Although, to be frank, they’re not hurting for left-wing voices.) At the very least, there are some thougtful liberals like Joshua Micah Marshall who would be more deserving.

They’re apparently going to “balance” Kos with a right-of-center blogger, yet to be announced. Then again, I doubt anyone would want the job of “balancing” Kos unless it’s by giving him medication. I’m not sure of a writer whose name doesn’t rhyme with Fan Molter that even comes close to the level of pure ideological spite and relentless cheerleader-ism that Kos spews on a daily basis.

Then again, it’s probably good news for the Republicans in the race—the more exposure people like Kos get, the more people see the true face of the Democratic Party. Given Kos’ ability to put his foot firmly in his mouth and then berate anyone pointing it out, giving him a larger voice in the media has got to have reasonable Democrats cringing.

2 responses to “Inmates Given Keys To Asylum”

  1. Mark says:

    Remember back in 2003 when you were ridiculing those wet-behind-the-ears Democratic bloggers and pontificating on how quickly this “radical fringe” would become obsolete? Fast forward four years and the “radical fringe” has become the mainstream, be it Keith Olbermann as a debate moderator and election-night anchor on MSNBC where he hosts the highest-rated show, or Markos Moulitsas now moving from a once-obscure blog to Newsweek magazine. I keep waiting for the time to arrive where Kos destroys the Democratic Party…..

    “I’m not sure of a writer whose name doesn’t rhyme with Fan Molter that even comes close to the level of pure ideological spite and relentless cheerleader-ism that Kos spews on a daily basis.”

    You’ve gotta be kidding. Kos had one idiotic over-the-top comment nearly four years ago, but to suggest his material is on the same level as Ann Coulter’s? Not even close. Do you ever even read Kos’s entries? I sure haven’t read anything from him that approaches the level of outrageousness you ignorantly suggest.

    “Then again, it’s probably good news for the Republicans in the race—the more exposure people like Kos get, the more people see the true face of the Democratic Party.”

    You’ve been singing that jingle uninterruptedly for the last four years….over the same time period that Democrats have gone from an affiliation deficit to a double-digit advantage.

  2. […] Jay Reding agrees, I think: They’re apparently going to “balance” Kos with a right-of-center blogger, yet to be announced. Then again, I doubt anyone would want the job of “balancing” Kos unless it’s by giving him medication. I’m not sure of a writer whose name doesn’t rhyme with Fan Molter that even comes close to the level of pure ideological spite and relentless cheerleader-ism that Kos spews on a daily basis. […]