Markos Moulitsas to Cover Presidential Election for Newsweek
Newsweek press release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 13, 2007
MARKOS MOULITSAS, FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER OF DAILYKOS.COM, TO BECOME NEWSWEEK CONTRIBUTOR FOR 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
New York — Markos Moulitsas, the founder and publisher of dailykos.com, will become a Newsweek contributor for the 2008 presidential campaign, offering occasional opinion pieces to the pages of the magazine and to Newsweek.com.
"We have always sought to represent a diversity of views in Newsweek, and we think Markos will be a great part of that tradition," said Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham. "He will give our readers in print and online a unique perspective. As always, our job is to create the most energetic and illuminating magazine possible, and Markos will help us do that as the campaign unfolds."
Moulitsas thinks that Newsweek will hire (invite) a conservative to "balance" out his "unique perspective" and to that I say:
"Balance him out? Why bother?"
"Moulitsas solipsism hardly allows for "balance" in his perception of reality. I'd like to see Newsweek expand on what they define as "unique perspective". Will Newsweek provide a link to KOS with each "perspective" written? And will KOS link to Newsweek?"
"The "media concert" is still in the early stages and we can look forward for more stooges joining the orchestra. This is but a small part in what the "investment" the mainstream media will undertake in the months ahead to shape the dialogue of todays electorial process. And there will be little "balance" in their confabulations."
John Stephenson at Newsbusters and Ed at Captain's Quarters have posted storys about this 'assignment".