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Washington Post Passes Froomkin To Huffington Post For Victory!

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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31 comments

  1. V572625694

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

  2. jagorev

    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.

  3. slappypaddy

    BWAHAHAHAHA!

    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.)

  4. Extemporanus

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

  5. SayItWithWookies

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

  6. JMP

    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.

  7. El Pinche

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

  8. freakishlystrong

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

  9. V572625694

    [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!

  10. One Yield Regular

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

  11. Fnor

    “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.

  12. charlesdegoal

    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.

  13. hobospacejunkie

    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…

  14. GaySailor

    “Eat a bag of rat dicks, WaPo!

    LOL, Ken Layne FTW!”

    Ha-HA!

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

  15. Serolf Divad

    [re=356748]jagorev[/re]:

    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!”

  16. WadISay

    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.

  17. slappypaddy

    [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?

  18. Lascauxcaveman

    [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.

  19. desertwind

    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.

  20. rev_matt_y

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

  21. mcc

    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.

  22. sezme

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

  23. Allyson

    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…

  24. Perfect Fifth

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

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