JUSTICE IN OUR TIME  1:08 pm July 7, 2009

Washington Post Passes Froomkin To Huffington Post For Victory!

by Ken Layne

Bring back the scalp of Bill Kristol!Here’s some happy news: Fired WashingtonPost.com columnist Dan Froomkin has been hired by the Huffington Post to run the monster-blog’s new DC bureau. Now mean old neocon Charles Krauthammer and his faux-liberal enablers at the Washington Post can’t get Froomkin fired ever again, ha ha. Something makes us think Froomkin’s page views will go way up now that he’ll be promoted on the HuffPo front page rather than buried in the unloved online ghetto of the corrupt, dying Washington Post. Eat a bag of rat dicks, WaPo! [Andrew Sullivan]

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V572625694 July 7, 2009 at 1:11 pm

This Neocon bird-cage liner used to be the paper that brought down Nixon and published the Pentagon papers, right? WTF happened?

ph7 July 7, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Maybe Froomkin and Alec Baldwin can share a Pulizter now.

jagorev July 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Excellent. Now if only Wonkette could hire Peggy Noonan and Paul Krugman, the major newspaper op-ed pages would cease to have any reason to exist.

OzoneTom July 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm

The new face of journalism. Get used to it!

GDuvall July 7, 2009 at 1:16 pm

[re=356745]V572625694[/re]: Kitty Graham died and got replaced by her idiot kid.

slappypaddy July 7, 2009 at 1:16 pm


Eat leaden death, fascist media pigs!

(That’s an old Weather Underground saying I read in a history book somewhere, not a threat, so please, Mister Gummint, don’t put me on your secret muslin terris-loving watch list, or render me any more wet than I already am.)

bitchincamaro July 7, 2009 at 1:18 pm

[re=356752]GDuvall[/re]: Granddaughter.

Extemporanus July 7, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Isn’t Huffington Froomkin the name of Chester Becker’s drolly fey doubles partner in The Great Gatsby?

Gorillionaire July 7, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Ha ha. Dicks. Washington Post. They eat them.

SayItWithWookies July 7, 2009 at 1:21 pm

HuffPo is going to cover something other than celebrity gossip? Good for them. And Froomkin’s just the guy to give them some credibility.

JMP July 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Now, if only the Huffington Post would switch to a navigable, non-fugly layout. I’d like to actually be able to find & read Froomkin’s columns.

El Pinche July 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Great! Froomkin will now begin Lindsay Lohan/Brangelina/Desperate Housewives blog writing training immediately.

freakishlystrong July 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm

That’ll leave that scamp Krauthammer to be the only journo to keep the WaPo fair and balanced, stay classy Charlie!

V572625694 July 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm

[re=356753]slappypaddy[/re]: Ha ha, NSA has a logic bomb aimed at your IP address which will explode your laptop battery and blind you whenever the order is given from an Undisclosed Location. Like Ari Fleischer used to warn: watch what you say!

One Yield Regular July 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Hooray. Froomkin was to the Bush White House what Hunter S. Thompson was to the 1972 presidential campaign. No one covered either better.

Fnor July 7, 2009 at 1:23 pm

“Eat a bag of rat dicks, WaPo!”

Is this gloating, or business advice? Given the relative popularity of rat porn and the Washington Post, you may have just given them the key to staying afloat.

charlesdegoal July 7, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Sullivan can now afford “under-bloggers”, which makes him an ueberblogger, I presume. Good for new journalism, or whatever we want to call it. Blogism.

Serolf Divad July 7, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Eat a bag of rat dicks, WaPo!

LOL, Ken Layne FTW!

hobospacejunkie July 7, 2009 at 1:25 pm

This is going to turn out better for Froomplestiltskin than the trade from St. Louis to the Mets did for Keith Hernandez.

Back and to the left…

GaySailor July 7, 2009 at 1:26 pm

“Eat a bag of rat dicks, WaPo!

LOL, Ken Layne FTW!”


I was thinking monkey dicks, but rat dicks is even better!

Serolf Divad July 7, 2009 at 1:27 pm


I want Noonan and Krugman to do a “Crossfire” style debate show. But I want them to be in a hot stub sipping colorful drinks with little toothpick-umbrellas in them. Noonan should be wearing a big straw hat, and Krugman should be wearing “blues brothers” style dark glasses and a big-ass showy, diamond studded, Rolex. It’d be cool also if he sported some grillz that read “Nobel Prize, Bitch!”

WadISay July 7, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Gene Robinson must get lonely, sitting by himself in the WaPo employee cafeteria while all the cool kids jump up on their tables, pound their chests and make noises like gorillas.

slappypaddy July 7, 2009 at 1:36 pm

[re=356765]V572625694[/re]: so that’s what happened to my lap. i wondered where that mess came from. kind of sticky. what is that stuff? momma?

Lascauxcaveman July 7, 2009 at 1:42 pm

[re=356752]GDuvall[/re]: Yeah, Katy Graham had to get old and die sometime. And Ben Bradlee only gets to go through his midlife crisis/liberal divorce guilt trip once in a life. And for a brief, shining decade, the Post gets to be a pretty darn good newspaper. But that was long ago.

desertwind July 7, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Ugh. I wish him well, but How sad is it that he’s gotta go to (for, I hope, the big bucks) the worst-designed silliest (but, nonetheless, every-day-required-glanced-at-because-going-straight-to-People-would-be-mortifying) site in the world wild web.

rev_matt_y July 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm

[re=356761]SayItWithWookies[/re]: In defense of HuffPo, they also produce an impressive amount of anti-science drivel.

mcc July 7, 2009 at 3:46 pm

This is the worst possible fate for Froomkin I can imagine. HIs career ends today.

Greenwald has this triumphalist post up painting this as a win for Froomkin, new media etc. I don’t see it. All I can think of is a couple days ago when Sarah Palin was talking about how it was a victory that she was leaving her job to go post on Facebook and take that, MSM.

sezme July 7, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Rat dicks: surprisingly succulent and tender when lightly sautéed with shallots, deglazed with balsamic vinegar, and served … in a bag.

sezme July 7, 2009 at 6:21 pm

WaPo: Eat a bag of tricky-dicks, also.

Allyson July 7, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Great news indeed–now if HP or some other media outlet can only hire Tom Toles, Ann Telnaes, and maybe Carolyn Hax, I will *never* have to go to the WaPo ever again.
But I must object to your closing comment: that suggestin is abusive to rat dicks…ha ha ha…

Perfect Fifth July 7, 2009 at 11:20 pm

[re=356780]Serolf Divad[/re]: I am visualizing some Krugman Blingee… Would a Wonkette Blingee artiste pleeze oblige?

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