New York Times hires Bret Stephens, “outspoken Zionist”

With Bret Stephens Hire, New York Times Fills Long-Empty Pro-Israel Void on Columnist Roster
by Ira Stoll
April 13, 2017

The New York Times is moving to bolster its faltering credibility among pro-Israel readers by hiring an outspoken Zionist and former editor of the Jerusalem Post, Bret Stephens, as an op-ed columnist. Stephens — who had been with the Wall Street Journal since 1998, serving as a foreign affairs columnist and deputy editorial page editor — will fill a gap that had been left empty on the Times op-ed page since the retirement of William Safire in 2005. (For a period, from 1987 to 1999, the Times had two outspokenly pro-Israel op-ed columnists, in Safire and A.M. Rosenthal.) “He will bring a new perspective to bear on the news,” the Times editorial page editor, James Bennet, said in announcing the hire...READ MORE

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