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MSNBC Hires Conservative Columnist Bret Stephens

The conservative hiring spree at MSNBC—once considered the “liberal” cable-news outlet—continued Wednesday as the network announced that it has hired New York Times columnist Bret Stephens as a contributor. The former Wall Street Journal columnist recently switched over to the Gray Lady and generated controversy for his skeptical views of climate change. In recent months, MSNBC has hired several right-leaning figures: conservative radio talker Hugh Hewitt, former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, famed columnist George Will, and former George W. Bush spokeswoman Nicolle Wallace.