Patterico's Pontifications

4/28/2004

Noted Leftist to Join Los Angeles Dog Trainer as Opinion Editor

Filed under: Dog Trainer — Patterico @ 5:54 pm

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.

5 Responses to “Noted Leftist to Join Los Angeles Dog Trainer as Opinion Editor”

  1. Michael Kinsley in charge of a daily big city newspaper editorial and opinion pages and policy makes as much sense as having Buchanan in the same position. As he is so far left, perhaps they should turn it over to right wing Buchanan on the alternate weeeks when Kinsley is in the north. Then, at least the readers might be able to find the truth of the matter somewhere in the middle. Although maybe we would get whip lash from the extreme views of each one. What an incredible turn of events.

    Glenn Lycan (0994cb)

  2. Kinsley: 50-50 in L.A. & Seattle
    Michael Kinsley plans to fly back and forth between the two cities when he takes over June 14 as editor of the Los Angeles Times editorial page, op-ed and letters pages and Sunday Opinion section. A staff-written news story in…

    L.A. Observed (6d3095)

  3. Kinsley: 50-50 in L.A. & Seattle
    Michael Kinsley plans to fly back and forth between the two cities when he takes over June 14 as editor of the Los Angeles Times editorial page, op-ed and letters pages and Sunday Opinion section. A staff-written news story in…

    L.A. Observed (6d3095)

  4. Kinsley: 50-50 in L.A. & Seattle*
    Michael Kinsley plans to fly back and forth between the two cities when he takes over June 14 as editor of the Los Angeles Times editorial page, op-ed and letters pages and Sunday Opinion section. A staff-written news story in…

    L.A. Observed (6d3095)

  5. Kinsley: 50-50 in L.A. & Seattle*
    Michael Kinsley plans to fly back and forth between the two cities when he takes over June 14 as editor of the Los Angeles Times editorial page, op-ed and letters pages and Sunday Opinion section. A staff-written news story in…

    L.A. Observed (ccf68e)


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