Newsweek and Rove

Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff doesn’t pull any punches in his story on Karl Rove’s role in the 2006 firing of numerous U.S. attorneys, including New Mexico’s David Iglesias, whom Isikoff interviewed. Still, it seems a little odd that no one at Newsweek thought to insert a mention of Rove’s relationship with the magazine run by the Ultimate Thinking Person.

Rove signed on as a Newsweek contributor in November 2007, and a few months later the New York Observer reported that he had a two-year deal as a regular columnist for the magazine. Events seem not to have played out that way—Rove’s most recent column for the magazine was published in November 2008—but he remains “an occasional contributor,” according to a Newsweek spokeswoman.

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Greg Marx is an associate editor at CJR. Follow him on Twitter @gregamarx.