Time magazine's online operation announced today that it has promoted former liberal blogger Ana Marie Cox to be its Washington editor. Previously, she was the founder of the airhead politics blog Wonkette. Before that, she worked for the liberal magazine Washington Monthly.
Thus far, Time's online stable includes not one conservative blogger. At present the self-described politically neutral magazine employs Joshua Marshall, Andrew Sullivan, Cox, and its White House correspondent Mike Allen, not one of whom is a conservative much less a Republican. So how is it that Time can get away with this?
UPDATE 07-28. Aww, how cute. The uberkewl Dave Weigel, one of the men who now run a site named after a woman, defends mommy:
Is there a more interesting angle on John Kerry, really? You figure Bob Shrum would have discovered it. The hip cats at the Media Research Center:
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Jeez, I dunno. Because they’re a profitable business and don’t need to beg for lucre from Richard Mellon Scaife?
Naturally, I'm sure Weigel bothered to consult with Time.com to ask whether it was a profitable business. It was also amusing to see someone who boasts about being published in the American Spectator, one Scaife's biggest grantees, suddenly get squeamish about his former benefactor.