MSNBC reports that Michael Kinsley, a noted leftist who served as Crossfire’s voice from the left for several years, has accepted a post as the new opinion editor at the Los Angeles Dog Trainer (aka L.A. Times).
Somehow I think he’ll fit in at the Times better than, say, Robert Novak would.
Thanks to alert reader Jim D. for the tip and the headline. He double-dog dared me to use his headline (actually, a slightly less derisive version), and you don’t turn down a double-dog dare.
UPDATE: In a rather startling admission, Times editor John Carroll says of the leftist Kinsley:
One of the things that appealed to me about Mike is that his political philosophy is more or less in keeping with our editorial page.
This frank admission comes in an announcement that describes Kinsley as “left-leaning” — an accurate if somewhat understated description.
At least the Times is owning up to its leftist editorial bias.
UPDATE: The commenters at L.A. Observed are licking their chops, hoping that Kinsley will fire conservative cartoonist Michael Ramirez.
UPDATE x2: Meanwhile, Hugh Hewitt has a sensible suggestion that will never happen: dump crazy old Bob Scheer.