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2/27/2011

Sully to the Beast

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:50 pm

Joining powerhouse Meghan McCain. Can failed TV personality Kathleen Parker be far behind?

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    elissa (320342)

  3. Parker’s already been at the Beast in at least one iteration, the fulsome praise for Obama, for the first part of 2009, after she was invited onto Air Force One, was something to behold, or look away from;

    narciso (bf58f6)

  4. Not only will Sully be blogging at The Beast, but he’ll be contributing to print-editions of Newsweek…

    So, basically, they have decided to stop even pretending to be serious about journalism or, for that matter, sanity.

    Good to know.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  5. Good for The Atlantic! They have quite a few reasonable views presented there that have been diminished because The Atlantic was home to a loud misogynist kook with some kind of drug problem and possible antisemitism.

    Sullivan may have brought a large audience of readers, but in the long run, The Atlantic is much better off without such a nasty specimen. It’s time for them to reopen the issue and reestablish themselves as a quality source.

    I’m sure ever-hostile Andrew looks forward to angry rants about The Atlantic now. That’s just how he rolls.

    I’m not very familiar with the Daily Beast, but I don’t think I’m missing much if they are actually welcoming this dirtbag. And why hasn’t he been deported yet? I though he was caught with drugs.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  6. The Daily Beast must be some kind of parody site. This is what they said about Sully:

    A rarity, he is willing to admit mistakes and change positions (sometimes radically) in the face of new evidence

    Some Chump (faf22c)

  7. A rarity? That’s one way of putting it.

    Dan Collins (0bef2b)

  8. It’s true that Sullivan claims to be a conservative who was obnoxious in his support of the Iraq war before being obnoxious in his opposition.

    I thought he characterized this as ‘how they lost me’ rather than ‘I made mistakes’. I think the only kind of mistake Andrew Sullivan admits to is ‘I was mistaken in believing in you, the failure.’ Whoever that is at the moment.

    He’s insufferable and an egomaniac, and the Daily Beast is ridiculous to suggest he’s intellectually honest. I don’t think anyone’s stupid enough to see this transition as anything but a major and deserved step down.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  9. This seems to have come out of the blue and his spin on it is that he is leaving of his own volition, but it makes you wonder what the real story is. Was he pushed out? The Atlantic may have become tired of Andy’s antics, Newsweek is a
    perfect place for him to go as it is filled with left wing kooks just like Andy. Wasn’t Newsweek purchased for a dollar? That makes The Dish worth about $0.04.

    BT (74cbec)

  10. The big question is whether Sully jumped, or whether The Atlantic pushed him.

    He drove a lot of traffic to The Atlantic’s site, but he also sullied (ahem) their reputation with his antics.

    Steven Den Beste (99cfa1)

  11. If I ever wondered about Tina Brown’s disconnect from reality, I no longer do. That she could so easily ignore and/or write off Sullivan’s sick obsession with Sarah Palin’s uterus is all the confirmation I need.

    Dana (9f3823)

  12. Dana, I think that there are two quotes that come to mind.

    First, from Oscar Wilde: “I would rather be infamous than not famous at all.”

    But with regard to Ms. Brown, from Brendan Behan: “There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.”

    Anyway, Tina Brown is counting on Excitable Andy’s histrionics. People have trouble looking away from a car crash.

    It doesn’t mean you are wrong, by the way: it’s nutty to hire Sullivan, given his history of bizarre antics. But she wants to drive traffic…so…

    Simon Jester (b9101e)

  13. Power Glutes joins Bodacious Ta-Tas. I like it.

    carlitos (01d172)

  14. Having an obsession with Palin’s uterus appears to be profitable.

    JD (109425)

  15. JD is correct. Andi’s Palin hatred and rants will get him lots of links, page views and approving comments on the Beast. When the Daily Beast debuted a couple years ago I actually had hopes for it. Occasionally there are still some very excellent articles and there are a few good contributers which make the site worth checking out selectively. But like so many other sites it has devolved mostly into a not so subtle left wing political machine where even the non political stories are made to seem political.

    elissa (182906)

  16. Sullivan used to be good, but after Bush threw his weight behind DOMA Sullivan got to be more and more painful to read. He basically took any position that he thought might discredit Bush. It was as if Bush was a father figure who had hurt and disappointed Sullivan, and now he’s left with a tangle of contradictions, most especially the idea that he’s a conservative.

    Frew (41b323)

  17. I simply love the self-important, grandiose photo accompanying the article. “I have deep important thoughts; take me seriously!”

    He wrote himself out of the ranks of the civilized when he wouldn’t let go of his Palin-reproductive-system obsession. Hope he enjoys the mocking; he’s spent a lot of time and trouble earning it.

    no one you know (325a59)

  18. His contempt for Israel, along with his special pleader status for Islamists, will just go great
    at Newsweek, which is aspiring to a less literate
    version of the Guardian,

    narciso (bf58f6)

  19. So, did the Daily Breast (did I spell that right?) force a No-Trig-Trutherism clause into Silly Sully’s contract?

    The Dana who doesn't care about Sarah Palin's uterus (3e4784)

  20. Could the lovely Miss McCain really stand having another writer there who isn’t interested in her tits? Enquiring minds want to know!

    The curious Dana -- but not curious THAT way! (3e4784)

  21. Life is too short, and time too precious, to be concerned about the likes of Sullivan, or Tina.

    AD-RtR/OS! (30e200)

  22. …or, Ms. McCain!

    AD-RtR/OS! (30e200)

  23. Sullivan believes in raising taxes on the rich except if they are libs.

    DohBiden (984d23)


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