For us at THE WEEKLY STANDARD, where he worked for over a half-dozen years, Mike Goldfarb was a terrific colleague. He's still a valued contributing editor, a good friend, and a great guy. But who knew that the man who started out by answering the phones and guarding the front-door at TWS would soon become the evil genius at the heart of a good chunk of the vast right-wing conspiracy? Now the whole world knows, thanks to an amusing front-page profile in the Sunday New York Times.

The best quotation is surely from BuzzFeed's Ben Smith: “There’s something to be said for stabbing people in the front in a town where everybody goes around all day stabbing each other in the back."

As for the photo—trust us, it doesn't do him justice. He's even more menacing in person.

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