Yes, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney came to the White House from Time Magazine, and he’ll soon be joined by Time editor Richard Stengel, whose official title will be “under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs at the State Department.” We don’t know much about the job description, but we’re guessing State needs someone to raise the level of public discourse above a petulant, “What difference does it make?”
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) September 12, 2013
Pretty exciting news, huh?
Another hack gets his flack card punched: http://t.co/rNZB3UEShH.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 12, 2013
— RBe (@RBPundit) September 12, 2013
Let’s start a pool: Which journalist will be next to join the Obama administration? http://t.co/mo6xmh7huJ
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) September 12, 2013
— Byron Koay (@ByronKoay) September 12, 2013
It seems reasonable. Entertainers and athletes like Katy Perry and Magic Johnson can handle domestic issues like Obamacare, and media lapdogs can step in to handle the foreign stuff.
Surprisingly, Time isn’t taking advantage of the perfect opportunity to close up shop. Instead, Nancy Gibbs will step into the role of managing editor.
— Lisa Granatstein (@lgranatstein) September 12, 2013
Nancy Gibbs taking over TIME Magazine? That's the only way this news could be worse.
— brianvan (@brianvan) September 12, 2013