Adding to what Zandar discussed earlier about the New Republic, I sat and thought about what I remember about the New Republic. Here is the extensive list:
Franklin Foer throwing Scott Beauchamp under the bus, backing the bus up, and then delivering his carcass to wingnuts.
The Bell Curve
Elevating Betsy McCaughey and killing health care reform
Jeffrey Rosen shitting all over Sonia Sotmayer while not disclosing his relationship to Katyal
Providing a forum for the noxious Marty Peretz to slandar at will anyone to the left of Avigdor Lieberman
Serving solely as a “liberal” website used by Republicans to club liberals.
I can’t think of one occasion that sticks out where it was a force for good. Maybe that is my memory at fault, and my tendency to remember the egregious over the positive, but I’m not going to lose any sleep over TNR being turned into a highbrow Buzzfeed. Not a wink.