Karl Rove was The Beast to the Left. Now he’ll be working from the belly of the MSM beast:
Newsweek has signed the president’s former deputy chief of staff as a commentator who will turn out several columns on the 2008 campaign through inauguration day. The move is not likely to prove popular among liberals who believe the mainstream media have been too soft on the Bush administration.
Of course, Rove is getting nothing but solid support from his new employer, Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham, who says, “Our readers are sophisticated enough to know that what they get from Karl has to be judged in the context of who Karl is…Readers will have to decide if he’s simply an apologist.”
It’s always comforting to know that the boss has your back.