Captain Kevin alerts us (washingtonmonthly. com/archives/individual/2004_04/003800.php) to Michael Kinsley having been named editorial and opinion editor of the Los Angeles Times.
Some of the Captain's commentators aren't happy with it. You see, Kinsley is a mite too conservative for some. Geez, imagine what would happen if they'd named a real conservative. Oh, wait, that would never happen.
I fail to see what's in it for Kinsley. The L.A. Times is a second-rate paper in - let's face it - a second-rate town compared to the power centers in NY and DC.
Hopefully Kinsley will look with disfavor on smear attempts.
UPDATE: The Lonewacko Blog has issued the following statement: "We at the Lonewacko Blog would like to make it perfectly clear that we meant "second-rate" only in the political power and influence sense. In no way did we mean to imply that Los Angeles is a second-rate city other than its status as being behind NYC and DC as centers of U.S. politics."
Los_Angeles · Wed, 04/28/2004 - 11:33 · Importance: 1