Bret Stephens Joins New York Times

Bret Stephens will be leaving The Wall Street Journal and joining The New York Times in May, continuing his writing of opinion editorials.

The New York Times’ James Risen described Stephens as possessing “intellectual depth, honesty and bravery.”

On Thursday, Stephens described himself as “proudly conservative:"

In October of last year, Stephens announced that he would be voting for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.

Stephens belongs to a cadre of ostensibly Republican and conservative news media figures employed by left-wing and and Democrat-aligned news media outlets. Political and news media observers will group him with such personalities as Joe Scarborough, Nicolle Wallace, Matt Lewis, Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson, Amanda Carpenter, Ana Navarro, Jennifer Rubin, David Brooks, and David Frum.


Stephens’ new Twitter handle adds his forthcoming employer’s acronym, reading @BretStephensNYT.

Outside of its opinion page, The New York Times presents its news coverage as politically objective and non-partisan.


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