The Koch-controlled FEE has just put out an official notice that Sheldon Richman will be replaced by Max Borders, who will be the new Editor and Director of Content, at FEE. The position includes responsibility for external publications, including editorships of The Freeman magazine, TheFreeman Online and FEE.org.
A friend emails:
Odd the article talks about how great Sheldon was, since they apparently didn't consider him great enough to not fire.
So who is Max Borders and what are his views? This will partly be a mystery. According to his blog, he wrote something about the Kochs, that appears to have been a good career advancing move. He directs us to Here I defend Koch Foundation from the MSM. Hmm, unfortunately, the link is now dead.
But his views on war are on his blog and decidedly not the heroic anti-war views of Richman:
I don't imagine that David Petreaus is up for any Nobel peace prize. But perhaps no man on earth has done more to bring more people from terror to normalcy more quickly than he. And he didn't "do it" in the way of the technocrat, exactly. He used as much top down as bottom up.
One question remains: will history forget about the victory in Iraq as the MSM has? Why is no one willing to admit these gains? Report them? It's discusting how ADD the media have become after 6 years of if-it-bleeds-it-leads reporting. Now that victory doesn't match up with their ideologies, they're willing to move on to domestic matters. We the People and They the Soldiers have sacrificed so much to eliminate al Qaeda and to bootstrap stability in that part of the world -- which was, to be fair, the "neocon" agenda at the outset. People like Paul Wolfowitz - and even W. - might have been maligned by the press. A [sic]much of it they deserved (particularly on the question of how the war was executed.) But I think history will see them in a better light.
Paul Wolfowitz being seen by history in a better historical light? Stability in that part of the world? Oh yeah.