What’s The Problem With Conservative Columnists?

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“Many of them lie in print,” says New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal, speaking to the Guardian about U2 frontman Bono joining the Times’ op-ed page.

Hey, Andrew? Isn’t it your job to make sure the columnists you publish don’t “lie in print”? Or do you just believe that the facts have a liberal bias and allowing conservative columnists to lie is your misguided attempt at “balance”?

In not-unrelated news, Bill Kristol will be on the Daily Show Thursday night.

(h/t Brian Beutler)

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