Hugh Hewitt memos Carroll


The Republican talk show host and columnist has been the Times' most vituperative and partisan critic through the campaign (he signed on early with Arnold). He concludes the election cycle with some advice for editor John Carroll. From Hewitt's column at WorldNetDaily, the site that publishes him, Ann Coulter and Pat Buchanan (and a slate of others) weekly:

Your circulation is around 1 million in a state of 35 million. You've lost a thousand subscribers this week – perhaps more, but you can get the figures – and you cemented the public's deep conviction that your paper neither plays fair nor cares that it is widely known not to play fair...

It wouldn't be hard to change, though. You just have to act with resolve.

Hire Weintraub back. Carol S. drove him away, so throw some money at him and get instant respect from all sides.

Make Max Boot a regular contributor – twice weekly – and find a David Brooks equivalent to go with him.

Find a general columnist who isn't as predictable as your current line-up, and encourage him or her to talk to a few center-right people.

He goes on. The reference to Dan Weintraub regards his leaving the Times some years ago for the Orange County Register, reportedly because his editor, Carol Stogsdill, wanted him to move out of Sacramento. Link from Prestopundit.

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