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November 14, 2007

Kos Joins Newsweek

From the man himself, a copy of the press release that announces:

New York -- Markos Moulitsas, the founder and publisher of dailykos.com, will become a Newsweek contributor for the 2008 presidential campaign, offering occasional opinion pieces to the pages of the magazine and to Newsweek.com.

"We have always sought to represent a diversity of views in Newsweek, and we think Markos will be a great part of that tradition," said Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham. "He will give our readers in print and online a unique perspective. As always, our job is to create the most energetic and illuminating magazine possible, and Markos will help us do that as the campaign unfolds."

I'd like to offer Markos my sincere congratulations on landing this gig, which will presumably bring at least a little more attention to the blogosphere as a whole and political bloggers in particular.

I just hope he can stand the reduction in traffic.

Update: In counterpoint, Gateway Pundit points out that the "diversity of views" Kos brings to the show.

As more pointed evidence keeps coming in that the War in Iraq is indeed going favorably, it will be interesting to see if this "screw them" mentality will be more of an asset, or a hindrance.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 14, 2007 07:02 AM
Comments

Screw'em. I feel nothing.

Posted by: Actual at November 14, 2007 07:21 AM

So...chaos (Kos) comes to Newsweek. Heh.

Posted by: Kerry at November 14, 2007 07:34 AM
"We have always sought to represent a diversity of views in Newsweek, and we think Markos will be a great part of that tradition,"

How, exactly, does kos bring diversity to Newsweek? This reminds me of the line from the Blues Brothers: "We've got both kinds of music: country AND western"

Posted by: Pablo at November 14, 2007 08:48 AM

But I thought corporate America was the enemy - enemy wid da cash!!!

Posted by: bandit at November 14, 2007 08:50 AM

It's definitely a "shrug" moment. About the only thing I think about it is somone must have given them a lot of money to place Moulitsas on Newsweek, shoring up their revenue due to extremely poor circulation. It's not going to change how people think of the MSM. Once it is brought down to KOS level and the leftists are defeated, I'll throw a shriveled rose on their grave and tell them how much I won't miss them... that is if I can muster enough energy despite the indifference I feel toward the rag mag.

Posted by: StephC at November 14, 2007 08:54 AM

If you had read the entire post, you would have realized that MM would be balanced out by a conservative to be named soon. Anyway, I'll be out on the porch since you're already up on the cross.

Posted by: IanY77 at November 14, 2007 08:58 AM
If you had read the entire post, you would have realized that MM would be balanced out by a conservative to be named soon.

Which, if and when it happens, will bring some diversity to Newsweek. Adding Mr. Screw Them does not. If you'd rattled my comment around your brainpan a bit, you would have realized that.

Posted by: Pablo at November 14, 2007 09:03 AM

I love it! Great move by Newsweek, to expose more people to the rantings of the quite-possibly-unhinged Markos.

This can only be good for the GOP. Wonder how Karl Rove got Newsweek to agree to it.

Posted by: C-C-G at November 14, 2007 09:30 AM

Whoooweeee! I can't wait for their Kucinich for President endorsement - or will it be Cynthia McKinny?!?! Hahahahaha! Lay down with dogs and get up with fleas.

Posted by: DirtCrashr at November 14, 2007 04:55 PM

I can hardly wait for his first article about Rovian plots to control the election. Somehow he'll intertwine weather control, eugenics, peak oil, gay marriage, abortion, Halliburton, religion and Valerie Plame all in one neatly contorted piece. Newsweek couldn't pay enough to get this guy!!!!

Posted by: daleyrocks at November 14, 2007 07:20 PM

Does the gig mean that he and Jerome will have to stop taking kickbacks, err gratuities, err stipends, err voluntary contributions from candidates for favorable coverage to support the DailyKos site?

Posted by: daleyrocks at November 14, 2007 07:23 PM
Does the gig mean that he and Jerome will have to stop taking kickbacks, err gratuities, err stipends, err voluntary contributions from candidates for favorable coverage to support the DailyKos site?

Of course not, Daley. DailyKos operates under the lefty rules, not the rules they propose for conservatives. Any violation of the law or ethics can and will be excused for those on the left side of the aisle, generally with "the end justifies the means."

Posted by: C-C-G at November 14, 2007 08:31 PM

**off-topic post**

are we gonna get some sorta admission from CY on this, now that CY has been proven wrong?

"F.B.I. Says [Blackwater] Guards Killed 14 Iraqis Without Cause

"WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 Federal agents investigating the Sept. 16 episode in which Blackwater security personnel shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians have found that at least 14 of the shootings were unjustified and violated deadly-force rules in effect for security contractors in Iraq, according to civilian and military officials briefed on the case. .... "

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/14/world/middleeast/14blackwater.html?ex=1352696400&en=baf513ff1e78a9fd&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Posted by: j at November 14, 2007 10:08 PM

What, precisely, was I "wrong" about? I don't recall making and definitive statements about the guilt or innocence of the Blackwater guards.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at November 15, 2007 12:01 AM

Couple of points

Kos who for years posted on hating Clinton's guts and about a month ago started doing well she may not be all that bad to work with drew even his own commentors to suggest money had changed hands under the table. Could Hillary be tweaking this issue as part of her strategy?

Second with the Kos record of 0 to infinity of picking losers to back for elections, couldn't they at least find someone who sorta might know just WTF he was talking about.

Kos as an election analyst, that has to be a joke.

Posted by: Lurker of sorts at November 15, 2007 09:02 AM
What, precisely, was I "wrong" about?

Uh...uh...uh....IRAQ! And your Chimperor, you fascist neocon rethuglikkkan!

/lefty off

Don't you just love these drive-bys?

Posted by: Pablo at November 15, 2007 09:22 AM

Is Newsweek still being published? Can't we contact both of the readers and find out what they think?

Posted by: Old_dawg at November 15, 2007 10:07 AM

Managing editor:"Welcome to Newsweep, Kos. As you may already know, we're all about diversity here.Now make your mouth into an O."

Posted by: mockinbird at November 15, 2007 12:57 PM

Diversity of views == full spectrum crazy

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 15, 2007 08:32 PM

Daleyrocks

Man you don't know how close you came.

The other side of this coin is the conservative will be Karl Rove posting for NewsWeek.

Posted by: Lurker of sorts at November 16, 2007 12:05 AM