The Orange County Register reported today that Editorial Page editor Cathy Taylor is stepping down and has accepted a senior position with a conservative publishing company in Washington DC.
From the Register’s story: “Washington, D.C.-based Eagle Publishing as editor of the print and online versions of Human Events, the oldest national conservative magazine in the country, and as editorial director of the Human Events Group.
Human Events Group consists of Human Events as well as the website RedState.com and several popular e-newsletters, including The Newt Gingrich Letter, Guns & Patriots and Family Events – all consumer publications serving America’s conservative marketplace. Human Events was founded in 1944 by Washington Post editor Felix Morley, newspaperman Frank Hanighen and New Dealer Henry Regnery.”
There’s this seedy side of the blogsphere that suggests, as Liberals, we’re supposed to hate conservatives and it’s clear Taylor is joining a conservative media group. And maybe hate is too strong a word. While I’ve have had disagreements with Taylor of the Register’s opinion page/editorial policies in the past, she is always respectful, polite and principled in her dealings with those of us from the center/left. I genuinely like Cathy Taylor and wish her the best of luck and much success in this next stage of her career and we look forward to continuing the debate. She did a remarkable job in honoring the work of Alan Bock when he passed away earlier this year.
Taylor’s departure, along with moves by Dena Bunis and Steven Greenhut, represent another high profile departure from the Register.