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November 23, 2010

WaPo Hires Conservative Blogger [rdbrewer]

From Nice Deb's Twitter feed.

Recall that Dave Weigel, a member of the the Washington Post's national staff, formerly covered conservative blogging, albeit from a liberal perspective. Jennifer Rubin is expected to look at things from a conservative point of view. She will serve on the opinion staff.

Fred Hiatt, WaPo's editorial page editor, said in his memo:

Jennifer will provide critical news coverage and commentary, with an exacting eye on conservative policy-making and Republican campaigns, pundits and politicians. From a conservative perspective, she also will cover a wide range of foreign and domestic issues and media controversies. We imagine her blog in some ways as a companion to Greg Sargent's Plum Line, though of course with its own style and blend of reporting and analysis.

. . .

Jennifer comes to The Post from Commentary Magazine where, as contributing editor and chief blogger. A provocative writing has become "must read" material for news and policy makers and avid political watchers. Her work has also appeared in the Weekly Standard, Politico, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the National Review, the Jerusalem Post and numerous other print and online publications. Before her career in journalism, Jennifer was a labor and employment lawyer in Los Angeles for 20 years.

I'm sure Jennifer Rubin is well qualified and will do a fantastic job, but one question: Why not Ace of Spades? Is it the masturbation jokes? Because I know he can quit doing those whenever he wants. Maybe after a twelve step program. But he cleans-up real nice.

UPDATE: Nice Deb tweets: "@rdbrewer4 Oh, no...I read J-Ru's stuff all the time...she's a hardcore conservative. #tcot"


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