Sunday, February 27, 2011

Andrew Sullivan Trades Up

In case you were wondering whether or not you were living in the End Times of Media Grand Unification:

The Dish is moving! In April, we'll be joining The Daily Beast.

For me, it's a strange mixture of excitement and sadness. Sadness because the Atlantic has been a very special home for me and all the interns and staffers who have worked at the Dish. The more than four years that I've worked here have been the most rewarding, exhilarating and challenging of my career. I cherish my colleagues, their support and debate, and will miss them deeply

But there are some opportunities you just can't let pass by. The chance to be part of a whole new experiment in online and print journalism, in the Daily Beast and Newsweek adventure, is just too fascinating and exciting a challenge to pass up. And to work with media legends, Barry Diller and Tina Brown, and with the extraordinary businessmen Sidney Harman and Stephen Colvin, is the opportunity of a lifetime.
I never begrudge another writer making a living, so congratulations to Mr. Sullivan on movin' on up to the East Side. Also too I have no beef with about 80% of what he writes, and am in accord with quite a bit of it.

However... long as Mr. Sullivan continues to traffic in the kind of perniciously self-absolving, self-serving revisionist and false-equivalency claptrap that he and so many of his fellow Conservative Expatriates so shamelessly flog in order to hang onto their gigs as Serious Public Persons, I will continue to whang away at the mendacity-based pieces of their infrastructure with a tiny, rubber hammer.

Meanwhile, if The Atlantic is looking to fill the newly-created hole in its batting order, perhaps instead of the Usual Suspects, they might consider one of Mr. Sullivan's fellow Weblog Award winners.

Hehehe :-)

Sometimes I just crack myself right up.


mahakal said...

Sure drifty, just as soon as you decide you want to be a team player, you know? :-p

Cirze said...

The trick (and it's an easy one in the U.S.) is to ensure that all the loot lives at the top levels.

Then they can buy everything.

Including you.

You rock, Dg.

Love ya,


P.S. Hell of a work ver today:


D. said...

WV: dressess

And I didn't even watch the Oscars.

As the unofficial holder of the Mike Royko Memorial Chair at Wossamatta U., you should send them samples of your work. You never know.

Betty Cracker said...

The Atlantic couldn't handle you, Drifty -- the high quality of your snark would expose the yawning chasm between good writing such as yours and the tiresome typing produced by the many mediocrities in The Atlantic's employ.

bjkeefe said...

Y'know, if there was anything that would make me pay for a subscription to the Atlantic …

Chicago Guy said...

Who do I talk to to make that happen?

Who do we pay? Where's the deal taking place?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

The urge to spit in McMegan's coffee would be irresistible.

Kathy said...

While we're dreaming, let's imagine Drifty & Bluegal doing their weekly Podcast with the Atlantic's approval and even promotion?

I think you deserve Rolling Stone, the best news magazine there is.

Phil said...

You definitely need a bigger Ford tool*.

* Big Fucking Hammer.

Keep swinging away dude.

jim said...

I think you'd be able to run about two posts before the Atlantic decided that a guest column from Sarahcuda is both safer & more lucrative.

Admit it: you just want some of McArdle's imported pink salt to sprinkle on your mashed potatos.

The Fool said...

I will never forgive Andrew Sullivan for his appalling behavior in the run-up to and the early stages of the Iraq War.

Andrew Sullivan is a dishonest, untrustworthy, scumbag and I will never forget it. He lost ALL of whatever tenuous claim to intellectual integrity he might have had with his behavior at that time. Flushed it right down the toilet.

Andrew Sullivan = douchebag