Sunday, January 25, 2009

Forbes: The 25 "most influential" liberals in media 

Forbes Magazine has compiled a list of the 25 "most influential" liberals in media. I'm not sure that I agree with the order and am puzzled by the inclusion of Christopher Hitchens, but the presence of the smart and fair Ezra Klein validates the exercise.


By Blogger davod, at Sun Jan 25, 10:46:00 PM:

Hitchin's is a Troskyite.

He sided with Bush on the Iraq war because the war aided the Kurds.

His brother is the conservative of he family.  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Mon Jan 26, 06:40:00 AM:

Hitchens was a Trotskyite, and he deplores anti-intellectualism so he really disliked this year's Republican ticket. But I think a survey of his columns over the last eight or nine years would reveal something akin to American conservativism on many more topics than Iraq.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Jan 26, 07:40:00 AM:

I agree TH about Hitchens, he was without a doubt the most effective speaker stating the Iraq case then anyone from the administration. He would go toe-to-toe on Bill Maher's inane show and keep the audience relative calm.

I cannot believe that Forbes feels Huffington has that much sway? Did I not see Keith Obermann on that list? Also, two points on Paul Krugman and Tom Friedman; both of these guys had such bad cases of Bush Derangement Syndrom that any interesting new thoughts or ideas would be quickly washed away by their venom towards Bush. Also, I cannot believe that Krugman is an economist, never mind a Nobel Laureate. His belief system would have served FDR and LBJ well as they were cooking up the Great Society, and we all know that many of these ideas are a big part of our problems today.  

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