Speaking of Newsweek, there’s an amusing addendum to the post below in today’s New York Times story about the emergence of Karl Rove as a political commentator. The story is mostly about Rove’s appearances on Fox, but it also notes Newsweek editor Meacham’s decision to hire Rove as a columnist:
Mr. Meacham said Mr. Rove had been received surprisingly well in the magazine’s newsroom, where he has been a reliable colleague who files his articles on time and works diligently with fact checkers.
“After one editor dealt with him,” Mr. Meacham said, “the editor called me and said, ‘This just complicated my world view. I may like Karl Rove.’”