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03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NYT Defends Hiring Kristol

A day after the Huffington Post first reported it, The New York Times has announced that it has indeed hired conservative pundit, and Fox News analyst, Bill Kristol, as a new regular op-ed columnist.

Liberal bloggers had been up in arms over the move, which Kristol said, in an interview with Politico.com, gave him some pleasure. Kristol was perhaps the most influential pundit of all in promoting the U.S. invasion of Iraq and has strongly defended the move ever since.

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