Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter is still political.
The Columbia Journalism Review reviews Carter’s 2004 pledge to mediabistro.com that his involvement in bashing the Bush administration in the form of a monthly editor’s letter had “probably run its course”:
David Hirschman‘s question for a 2004 Media Bistro article was the same one reporters had been asking Graydon Carter for more than a year: “Do you plan to keep Vanity Fair more political?” Hirschman was referring to the magazine generally and to Carter’s ferocious editor’s letters in particular, which, since 2003, had become an outlet for his disgust with the Bush administration. Carter’s reply was defensive. “Vanity Fair’s always covered politics quite heavily,” he said. “I think that my own participation has probably run its course. I’ve said everything I want to say.”
He had not, however. Two and half years have passed and Carter shows no sign of quieting his political voice.
We could’ve told you that last fall.