Matthew Continetti is editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon. Before founding the Beacon, he was opinion editor of the Weekly Standard, where he remains a contributing editor. He writes a monthly column—“Mediacracy”—in Commentary and is a contributing editor to National Affairs. In addition to those publications, Continetti’s articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Claremont Review of Books. Continetti is the author of two books: The K Street Gang: The Rise and Fall of the Republican Machine (Doubleday, 2006) and The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star (Sentinel, 2009). He is a graduate of Columbia University, where he majored in history.