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February 03, 2014 4:43 PM Meritocracy

By Ed Kilgore

Speaking of inequality: I’m glad to see that my own profession of political journalism remains a pure meritocracy at its most rarefied levels, with the announcement that ABC has hired William “Always Wrong” Kristol to offer his pithy thoughts on This Week and other network venues.

I don’t even want to think about what Kristol will be paid for this gig. I suppose he must have a fan base, somewhere. But I think they should have to pay for their access to him by subscription.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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