I'm not sure which category to put New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal in.
It is true that we don't have many conservative columnists on the Op-Ed page. Actually, right now, we have David Brooks, who gets to be the dunking target for a lot of readers because he's a Republican and a conservative. Most of our other columnists are clearly not either, although I would defy anyone to label Maureen Dowd by party affiliation or ideology. I've known her and worked closely with her for 20 years and I can't tell you the answer to either one.
Is he serious? Maureen Dowd is a left wing liberal who hasn't voted for a Republican for any elected office, from dog catcher on up, for her entire adult life.
I defy Maureen Dowd to prove me wrong. I've read, shudder, her columns for a handful of years and can tell you that.
Who does Rosenthal thinks buys that -- on the left or the right?
Talk about treating your readers like complete morons. And some people wonder why the business is going in the tank.