Chris Hughes Universally Disliked by Conservatives, Liberals

Chris Hughes

For a town typically split by politics, Washington is surprisingly undivided in its deep disdain for New Republic owner Chris Hughes, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found.

Hughes, the 31-year-old former roommate of Mark Zuckerberg and inventor of the “poke” button who bought the New Republic in 2012, came under fire last week after he axed two of the magazine’s long-time editors. The move prompted a mass resignation of editorial staffers.