Today's announcement that Frederick Ryan has been named as publisher of the
The rightward lurch began some years ago, with the hiring of Fred "Both Sides Do It" Hyatt as editorial page editor (and neocon hack), followed by giving employment to such Bushie hacks as Mark Thiessen, and Michael Gerson. Ownership of the paper by "libertarian" mogul Jeff Bezos seemed to cement the trend. Over a generation, the op-ed page has changed from left-center to right, and now promises to go hard right with Ryan publishing the paper, despite any coming denials by the paper Happily, the Bezos Bugle is increasingly out of touch with the "blue" D.C. / Maryland / Northern Virginia demographic that it imagines it writes for, meaning their days are numbered with the direction they've taken.
BONUS: Bezos is not only increasingly out of touch with his paper's demographic, he's out of touch with his own reporters.
(hat tip to our friend P.E.C. for the story)