Evan Thomas Then & Now
3:33 PM, Jun 9, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
Pete Wehner follows up on his earlier takedown of Newsweek editor Evan Thomas. Thomas, you'll recall, made a comment last week that would, in less extraordinary times, be fatal to a journalist's career. Chris Matthews didn't even bat an eye:
Now Wehner finds a comment from Thomas in 2007, when the occupant of the White House was only a mere mortal:
The decision to bring Stephen Colbert on board as guest editor was a pathetic gimmick and an embarrassment to Newsweek, but a magazine edited by Colbert will necessarily be less partisan, and more credible, than one edited by Evan Thomas. Colbert's ridiculous character even conceded that George W. Bush wasn't himself God, but that "clearly God hired George W. Bush." Thomas has quite literally gone beyond parody.