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UPDATED: You mean phoning your column in is a bad thing? Uh-oh.


 

Bill Kristol: Currently between projects.

UPDATE: Late-breaking comment from the fan club. Kristol “is easily among the most intelligent, creative, and articulate conservative voices in America—a fact, upon which I would be willing to bet a large sum of money, is [sic] what troubled the Times,” writes Peter Wehner, not at all incomprehensibly, at The Corner. “The good news is that Bill Kristol’s stock is in much better shape and higher standing that [sic] is the Times.”


 
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UPDATED: You mean phoning your column in is a bad thing? Uh-oh.

  1. Apparently he’s going to do a monthly column for the Washington Post now, where he should feel at home amongst various other “lightning rod conservatives.” Yet another brilliant demonstration of why Forbes named Fred Hiatt the third most powerful liberal in the American media.

  2. Phoning in your column is a bad thing only if you are a conservative working at NY Times. If you are a lib working at NY Times they will keep you on indefinitely, even though the paper is circling the drain, despite not having written something original in years.

    I don’t know why any con would want this spot anymore. Libs are no longer capable of reading con view point without getting the vapors and I don’t understand why anyone would want to put up with the hassle and venom from the ‘sophisticated’ set.

    • For what it’s worth, I know lots of small-c conservatives that work for NYT Co. (either as employees and freelancers) and I’ve never heard any of them complain that they were treated differently for their political views.

    • I don’t understand why anyone would want to put up with the hassle and venom from the ’sophisticated’ set.

      Doesn’t seem to keep you from braving the ”sophisticated’ set’ here at the MacBlogs. You must be made of sterner stuff than Bill.

  3. jwl – let me guess. You hate anything Liberal and save all your venting for Mclean’s journalist/bloggers.

    You need new material.

  4. Between projects? You mean aside from editor of the Weekly Standard. a monthly column for the WaPost and various Fox appearances

    The end of his 1 year deal with the Gray Lady sure has a thrill running up legs over at the HuffPost.

  5. Sadly, the state of conservative journalism and commentary has become such a caricature that “the most intelligent, creative, and articulate conservative voice” isn’t much of a title.

  6. When the furore over his hiring arose, I remember a Times editor saying he had a year and they would assess then. So that’s what they’ve done. I wasn’t aware of the supposed four corrections to his columns they had to publish.

    I enjoy Kristol on “Fox News Sunday” — it’s heartening to see a happy warrior: so few of us Canadian Conservatives are.

  7. I don’t think he was phoning it in. I’m pretty sure that’s the best he can do.

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