L.A. Times Editorial Page Editor: Is There a Chance We Might Make Rick Ellensburg an L.A. Times Columnist? Absolutely!
Takeaway exchange from today’s chat with new Editorial Page Editor Jim Newton:
scareduck: Getting back to actual questions about the editorial pages, what I’d like to know is why somebody like Glenn Greenwald isn’t doing occaisional pieces. He’s a thoughtful, serious writer who would be a real antidote to Max Boot and Jonah Goldberg. Any chance of that happening?
Jim Newton: Dear Scareduck: I’m not ready to start making adjustments in our columnist lineup until I’ve had a chance to study up on it. So, is there a chance of bringing someone like Greenwald to our pages? Absolutely. But I’m not ready to say yet that we will.
My reaction to this is similar to the reaction of Allahpundit when contemplating the possibility of Rosie O’Donnell being replaced by Margaret Cho:
Oh dear god. NO!
Yup, that about sums it up.
It would terrible to see dishonesty peddled on the pages of the L.A. Times on a regular basis . . .