Rove Joins Newsweek to 'Stir the Pot'

Conservative Karl and liberal rival to pen 'provocative' columns
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2007 8:16 AM CST
Outgoing White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove waves as he leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, on his last day as President Bush's deputy chief of staff. (AP Photo/Ron...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Only a few months after leaving the White House, former President Bush operative Karl Rove has found a new gig as a Newsweek columnist.  Rove's addition to Newsweek comes just days after the magazine hired popular liberal political blogger Markos Moulitsas of the internet's Daily Kos who, like Rove, will write opinion for both print and online editions of the news magazine, Politico reports.

The editor of Newsweek said he trusted readers to judge for themselves whether Rove and Moulitsas "are spinning or not" and added: "It's not as if these guys will be writing news." Another editor said he hopes that the addition of "provocative" partisan voices will "stir the pot" and enliven the magazine.