It was clear early on that Hughes would make the magazine a house organ for the Obama administration, starting with his 2013 interview of the reelected president, as the redoubtable Dan Kennedy noted at Media Nation.
The New York Times goes deep on The New Republic’s latest reinvention. I wrote a couple of pieces for the venerable magazine many years ago, and I wish it well. But I also wish Times reporter Christine Haughney had explored a conflict of interest in TNR’s relaunch: the participation of new owner Chris Hughes in a major interview with President Obama.
Now Hughes is apparently extending his largesse to any and all comers . . .
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