Time.com Picks Liberal Guest Blogger Despite Call for Conservative Guests by Facebook Readers

On August 1, I wrote about how Time.com's "Swampland" blog was soliciting suggestions for guest bloggers on its 39-member Facebook group home page. I gave NewsBusters readers the address and sure enough some of you left suggestions in the topic thread.[For NewsBusters' home on Facebook, check here.] As of publication of this blog post, there were but a few liberal suggestions (such as strategist James Carville) from members of the "Swampland" Facebook group, but the vast majority of suggestions leaned rightward and included such names as Ace, Mary Katharine Ham of TownHall, independent Iraq-based journalist Michael Yon, Patterico, and libertarian writer P.J. O'Rourke. So given two weeks to digest input from Facebook, who have the editors at Time.com chosen as a guest blogger? None other than liberal activist Ralph Neas of the People for the American Way (PFAW), who is guesting on the site from August 13-17. Among the laundry list of PFAW's lefty agenda items is granting amnesty to illegals and defending the federal death tax. Previously "Swampland" has given guest blogging privileges to liberal writer and former "Crossfire" host Michael Kinsley and to former Rep. Dick Armey (R-Tex.), now president of the D.C.-based FreedomWorks think tank.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters