It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed...bred for its skills in magic.
Pierre "Pete" Omidyar makes a solid new hire.
From the NYT:
Mr. Taibbi will start his own publication focusing on financial and political corruption, he said in an interview on Wednesday. First Look is financed by the eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, who is worth $8.5 billion, according to Forbes. Mr. Omidyar has pledged $250 million to the project. “It’s obvious that we’re entering a new phase in the history of journalism,” Mr. Taibbi said. “This is clearly the future, and this was an opportunity for me to be part of helping to found something and create something that might carry us into the next generation.”I wish Matt great good fortune in his new digs. He'd have been a fool not to take it.
May he be paid what he is worth plus at least 10% and may he be free to write what he pleases.