Citizen Stengel Hires Hack Halperin

File this under Dog Bites Man. Via Atrios, NYTimes reports that Citizen Stengel has hired a Wannabee Hugh Hewitt's BFF:

Mark Halperin, who stepped down last month as the political director of ABC News, is moving to Time magazine. Mr. Halperin, a pioneer of online reporting who founded ABCnews.com’s political memo, The Note, will join Time as an editor-at-large and senior political analyst effective next Monday, the magazine said.

At Time, Mr. Halperin will report to Richard Stengel and Josh Tyrangiel, the managing editors, respectively, of Time magazine and the Time.com Web site. Mr. Stengel said that he started talking to Mr. Halperin, a longtime acquaintance, after the ABC announcement last month, with an eye to preparing for Time’s coverage of the 2008 elections.

. . . “Everybody wants to be ahead of the curve in this area, and Mark is the curve,” he said.

He is the Concern Troll Curve. You think Time will call Halperin's blog, "Why Karl Rove Is The Greatest" or "Matt Drudge Sez?" O'Reilly will no doubt be a fan.

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    who do you think (none / 0) (#1)
    by Miss Devore on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 09:17:29 AM EST
    the first Dem prez candidate to call one of the others a "concern troll"?

    I wonder where this leaves (ex) Wonkette? (none / 0) (#2)
    by kindness on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 09:46:01 AM EST

    Relatively good (none / 0) (#3)
    by aztrias on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 10:26:54 AM EST
    M.Cox is a lightweight and not a favorite of mine BUT compared to the others at Swampland, she's well above average.

    Compare Time to SI, E! or People, dumb mags for sure, but those Editors know the market and put out a better product.