Newsweek Welcomes Kos as Political Contributor

Screw Them!”
Newsweek picks up Kos.

Above: A scene from Fallujah, Iraq.

Newsweek announced that it is adding Markos “Screw Them” Moulitsas to its staff.
Daily Kos reported:

Newsweek press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

MARKOS MOULITSAS, FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER OF DAILYKOS.COM,
TO BECOME NEWSWEEK CONTRIBUTOR FOR 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

New York — Markos Moulitsas, the founder and publisher of dailykos.com, will become a Newsweek contributor for the 2008 presidential campaign, offering occasional opinion pieces to the pages of the magazine and to Newsweek.com.

“We have always sought to represent a diversity of views in Newsweek, and we think Markos will be a great part of that tradition,” said Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham. “He will give our readers in print and online a unique perspective. As always, our job is to create the most energetic and illuminating magazine possible, and Markos will help us do that as the campaign unfolds.”

And… Here are the infamous comments by Kos back in 2004 on the slaughtered American contractors in Fallujah:

Every death should be on the front page (2.70 / 40)

Let the people see what war is like. This isn’t an Xbox game. There are real repercussions to Bush’s folly.

That said, I feel nothing over the death of merceneries [sic]. They aren’t in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them.

by kos on Thu Apr 1st, 2004 at 12:08:56 PDT

This is your modern day mainstream media.
(Bumped)

Meanwhile… TIME Magazine engages in blatant Hillary damage control.

UPDATE: From the comments it looks like there are a few people who believe this was an isolated incident at DKos.
Wrong. Here’s a few more:

Leading Democratic Blog Spews Anti-Semitic Filth
Daily Kos Posts Ghastly Anti-Semitic Screed With Cartoons
US Troops Are Mercenaries
“Muslims are the new Jews”
Marxist Supporters
US Still bombing homes and killing civilians……

UPDATE 2: Captain Ed gives high marks to Newsweek for opening themselves to the talent on the blogosphere.

UPDATE 3: RedState is listing which right wing bloggers will not be joining Kos at Newsweek.

UPDATE 4: Rove joins Newsweek to counterbalance Kos’s hate speech.
Hat Tip BG

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