Alas, we knew him well

Alas, we knew him well: There’s something about Howard Kurtz’ glowing profile of Newsweek editor Mark Whitaker that causes it to read like an obituary.


“Whitaker, 47, is a Newsweek lifer in every sense
of the word. Not only did he largely grow up at the magazine’s
Manhattan headquarters, but two decades ago he married another editor,
Alexis Gelber, who is now director of special projects and does not
report to him.”