Esquire Rips Kristol (Semi-Jokingingly We Think…)


Esquire’s Mark Warren interviews The Weekly Stanard’s/Daily Caller’s Matt Labash in a must-read interview as it nastily rips apart everyone from author Labash to his boss, Bill Kristol to Politico, which Warren says brings on his narcolepsy. (“ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZ”, he writes.)

Labash’s Fly Fishing with Darth Vader was released today.

A sampling:

Warren: Does Kristol realize you work for him? And what are you doing in Washington? Every writer there except you sucks hard.

ML: First off, I don’t know which of your pets Bill Kristol ran over, but if you like me, you like Kristol, because he’s one of the few editors in America who’d let me do what I do. That said, no, Kristol actually has no idea I work for him. I introduced myself once around ’95, but I don’t think he caught the name. I just kept showing up to editorial meetings, so he started calling me “David Brooks.” I played through, and have kept doing so. Which is odd, as now he tells me that he loves my column in the New York Times. I don’t know what he’s going to do when they hide my/Brooks’s column behind the pay wall. It’s not fair to him. It’s not fair to anyone.

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