Unmaking The Daily Beast With Two Hairy BacksJanuary 15th, 2013 at 1:01 am by Brian
Breitbart has the steaming poop on the recent departure of the Daily Beast’s resident amateur gynecologist:
According to a credible source with inside knowledge of the matter, the actual reason Andrew Sullivan and the Daily Beast are parting ways at the end of this month has nothing to do with some high-falutin’ “duty to try and see if we could help break some new ground” and “pioneer” a “solid future for web journalism.” According to this source, who spoke exclusively with Breitbart News, the powers that be at the Daily Beast decided the traffic Sullivan’s Daily Dish delivered just wasn’t worth the price of holding on to him for another year.
Admittedly, you couldn’t help but notice the hairline cracks in this relationship turning into deep fissures. Some of you may have seen it coming but I averted my eyes a long time ago.
Another mystery our source may have cleared up is why Beast proprietor, Tina Brown, would allow Sullivan to stay on a full month after announcing a decision to leave. Allowing Sullivan a full month’s perch on her site to raise money for his own operation makes more sense in a situation where it was her decision to part ways, not his.
You can’t blame Sullivan for putting the best face possible on the situation. But he’s also someone who frequently writes about the special relationship he has with his readers. You would think, then, that he would trust them more with the full story, especially when he’s asking for money.
I believe it is customary to leave it on the nightstand.
With all the serious stuff going on in the world I know this tale of woe is scraping the bottom of the barrel but I just couldn’t resist.
At the end of the day, this is all Tina Brown’s dumbass fault anyway. When you mess with the Raw Muscles you get the glutes.