Today, the Wall Street Journal announced that it has redesigned its opinion page to allow for more content and a greater diversity of views.
Here’s the best part of that announcement:
We’re also pleased that Thomas Frank will write a column each Wednesday, adding a prominent left-of-center voice to the pages. Mr. Frank is the author of three books, including the best-selling “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”, and today on the op-ed page he weighs in with typical verve on the dispute over Barack Obama’s “bitter” comments on guns and religion. The Journal has often had a liberal column in the past, and Mr. Frank can help our readers understand what’s on the mind of the American left as it bids to regain control of the federal government.
Ha! I didn’t know that the “American left” (whatever that is) was so hard for Journal readers to understand. The implicit loathing of the “left” in that sentence cracks me up.
I just hope that Frank doesn’t reveal our secret plan to put lattes and sushi in public school lunch rooms and to make body piercing mandatory for gun owners.