WSJ hires right-winger as deputy editor-in-chief

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Politico's Michael Calderone has the internal announcement about Gerald Baker, former of Murdoch's Times of London, getting a top news job at the Journal. Writes Calderone:

It would be one thing for Baker to move to the conservative editorial page, but the self-described "right-wing curmudgeon" will have a role overseeing news coverage, a move that surprised some staffers because of his strong right-wing political views.

In February, Baker wrote a column that dubbed Obama a "dangerous left winger."

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