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  •  Or Charles Johnson, the LGF guy (3+ / 0-)
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    I think of Reynolds as more of Greenwald's opposite number.  It's the Glenn thing.

    Don't be so far above politics that you can't help clear the snakes down on the ground. (P.S.: my opinions are mine, not my employer's.)

    by Major Danby on Tue Nov 13, 2007 at 02:23:04 PM PST

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    •  oooooooooo (5+ / 0-)

      johnson is a bigoted statement away from a meltdown on his best day. He won't get too far away from a completely controlled (by him and him alone) environment. Can't see him working for the hated emmessemm.  It'll be reynolds. He has that "reasonable" wingnut look and feel and he won't say anything to embarrass newsweek.  

      A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

      by dougymi on Tue Nov 13, 2007 at 02:27:57 PM PST

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      •  It does raise the question of who "Mirror Kos" (2+ / 0-)
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        would be.  We want to think of a blogger who is similarly entrepreneurial, similarly well-versed and focused on electoral issues, but ideologically opposite (meaning in this case largely but not entirely right-wing but rabidly pro-GOP.)

        Man, I don't know that they have anyone like that, although I don't know their roster all that well, happy to say.  Maybe someone from the National Review site?  In any event, I think it would be someone who might have a voice there anyway, unlike Markos, which is why this is a really good development.

        I'm secretly hoping for Pam Atlas.

        Don't be so far above politics that you can't help clear the snakes down on the ground. (P.S.: my opinions are mine, not my employer's.)

        by Major Danby on Tue Nov 13, 2007 at 02:33:50 PM PST

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        •  Only if she posts drunken videos LOL (1+ / 0-)
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          Gotta think it will be someone who blogs only. I don't think they'll take someone who already has a column, like a malkin or a goldberg.  I have to think the idea is to be more of a blogger focus, like Time did when they hired Ana Marie Cox or sullivan at Atlantic.

          Maybe noonan at blogs for bush?  He's got the connections. jeffy goldberg at whatever the F blog he runs?  Another possibility is cabin boy ed at cabin boy's quarters.  He's at least reasonable.

          A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

          by dougymi on Tue Nov 13, 2007 at 02:41:09 PM PST

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        •  Mirroring or not (2+ / 0-)
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          Man, I don't know that they have anyone like that, although I don't know their roster all that well, happy to say.

          You know, there's no one I won't want on the opposite side of Kos.  Especially if its a real radical.  It will only show the polar opposites that truly exist between the left and right.  And the left will come out much more sane than the right.  So let them poster up a wacko.

          If they put up a moderate Republican that's not so bad either.  Moderate reasonable republicans can have valid points.  But Kos will be able to show why they are not applicable to our given situations.

          Its all a WIN WIN.

          ALLELUIA!!!

    •  Maybe... (2+ / 0-)
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      Or Charles Johnson, the LGF guy

      Glenn Reynolds is a putz. Charles Johnson is a mouth-breathing psychopath.

      Of course, just because someone is a psychopath hasn't stopped the media before, eg, Michael Savage Wiener on MSNBC.

      'If [voters] can be reached out to with respect...I think a lot of them will come back' to the Democratic Party -Jim Webb

      by assyrian64 on Tue Nov 13, 2007 at 02:29:43 PM PST

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      •  Well, try to think of it from the perspective (2+ / 0-)
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        of an institution like Newsweek.  Markos, by publishing all those polls and being up on election developments, may satisfy their definition of mouth-breathing psychopath.

        Don't be so far above politics that you can't help clear the snakes down on the ground. (P.S.: my opinions are mine, not my employer's.)

        by Major Danby on Tue Nov 13, 2007 at 02:35:17 PM PST

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        •  I gotta think that they're gonna be (1+ / 0-)
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          sensitive to being embarrassed.  I can't imagine they'll take someone so off the wall that they'll get raked over the coals for any statement that gets made.  They've got to be sensitive to the rush limbaugh at espn effect. wingnutz might say anything and newsweek is gonna bear the brunt of anything they might say.

          Maybe erik erickson at red state.  

          A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

          by dougymi on Tue Nov 13, 2007 at 02:44:49 PM PST

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          •  Hmmm... (4+ / 0-)
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            Maybe erik erickson at red state.

            Or perhaps they'll choose Powerline's Johnny Hindrocket. The one who said:

            "It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile." - John H. Hinderaker

            'If [voters] can be reached out to with respect...I think a lot of them will come back' to the Democratic Party -Jim Webb

            by assyrian64 on Tue Nov 13, 2007 at 02:55:09 PM PST

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            •  Yes, Hinderaker is a good bet! (3+ / 0-)
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              (He's a man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, you know.)  Or maybe Ed Morrisey from Captain's Quarters.

              The question is, who can they choose who won't embarrass them, but who couldn't make it into the papers anyway?  That's a pretty small set.

              Don't be so far above politics that you can't help clear the snakes down on the ground. (P.S.: my opinions are mine, not my employer's.)

              by Major Danby on Tue Nov 13, 2007 at 03:01:59 PM PST

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              •  It is... absolutely... (2+ / 0-)
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                Gotta be someone like morrissey or reynolds.  Someone with the howard kurtz mark of approval™.  malkin recently fell out of that category when she printed the schip kid's name and addy. He didn't like that at all.  

                A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

                by dougymi on Tue Nov 13, 2007 at 03:32:42 PM PST

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