This doesn’t rate as a tectonic shift but it is good news.
The Washington Post Opinion section today named Hugh Hewitt to its roster of contributing columnists. The conservative radio host will write commentary on the Trump administration, Congress, politics and more.
“Hugh is one of the most influential and intelligent conservatives in political media, simultaneously thoughtful and provocative,” said Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt. “It’s essential to us that we offer readers a range of views, and we’re thrilled that Hugh has agreed to join our diverse team.”
Hewitt hosts “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” a Salem Media nationally syndicated radio show that airs in more than 120 American cities and is heard by more than two million listeners every week. Hewitt is a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and is also the author of “The Fourth Way: The Conservative Playbook for a Lasting GOP Majority.” Hewitt teaches Constitutional Law at Chapman University Law School. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School.
The makes Hewitt just about the only conservative voice at the Washington Post He’s not as conservative as I’d like and a little too deferential to the GOP establishment… though not as slavishly so as Jennifer Rubin… but some voice, and in particular an articulate voice, is better than no voice. And, of course, Hewitt comes to the Post by way of Salem Media which owns RedState.