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Andrew Sullivan joins The Daily Beast/Newsweek

Andrew Sullivan is leaving The Atlantic and is moving his 'Daily Dish' column to The Daily Beast, Tina Brown reports:

Sullivan "Starting in early April, Andrew’s blog will occupy a new channel on The Daily Beast, and its continual updates will of course be billboarded on the site’s homepage. As versatile and powerful in print as he is online, Andrew will also become a contributor to Newsweek magazine."

Sullivan adds:

"...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. Barry was the person who first introduced me to the Internet in the early 1990s, and we have remained friends ever since. Tina Brown needs no introduction, but to see her in action as we have discussed this new adventure over the past few weeks has been quite a revelation."

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  1. Congratulations to Andrew. I enjoy The Daily Dish. Something that always confused me though, is he will say "a reader writes...", but there is never an email address posted for writing him (or I just can't find it).

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Feb 28, 2011 9:21:30 AM


  2. andrew@theatlantic.com -- it's on the right-hand side "E-Mail Andrew" in the Masthead box.

    Posted by: Dan | Feb 28, 2011 9:55:13 AM


  3. Just when you think the Daily Beast cant get any more right wing or sink any lower they hire this self-hating conserv-a-gay. A homely Brit press-prostitute that hasn't had an original thought since the days of Saint Ronnie. Sullivan is Lord HaHa with a lisp and a limp wrist. Give 'em more trash Tina Brown you are the new Jackie Susanne of the press. Why buy the pig when you can have the whole pen?

    Posted by: ggreen | Feb 28, 2011 9:56:05 AM


  4. Interesting move Mr. Sullivan. The daily beast is bombing, and newsweek should have been cremated when it died.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 28, 2011 10:26:34 AM


  5. Come sit by me, ggreen!

    http://www.ehrensteinland.com/htmls/library/l_sullivans_travails.html

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 28, 2011 10:37:02 AM


  6. Andrew and Tina have been dishing each other privately for years. I give this marriage a year at most.

    Posted by: allan | Feb 28, 2011 10:38:47 AM


  7. For those of you calling Sully Boy a conservative, go look up the definition. He really does not fit it. HE may call himself one, and some angry gays may call him one, but in an American context, he's a libertarian (again, go look up the definition). He's about as conservative as Jenna Jameson is virginal.

    As for his writing, he's been a shrill bore for years. Opinion makers do not take him seriously...especially after his Palin freak out in 2008. The only people who give him any sort of credibility are MSNBC and Charlie Rose...and now evidently Tina Brown. I suppose Ms Brown decided The Daily Beast wasn't boring enough and decided to bring in the human equivalent to Ambien to really dull the place up.

    Posted by: J | Feb 28, 2011 10:48:14 AM


  8. Ehrenstein, the only thing more tired than that barebacking "scandal" are the old farts that trot it out any time Sullivan makes news.

    Besides, your article fails on the most critical level: explaining how Sully was "hypocritical" when he had already himself published a memoir in which he documented his experience barebacking with another poz guy.

    Stick to covering Hollywood, girl.

    Posted by: Jack Black | Feb 28, 2011 11:34:42 AM


  9. He simply doesn't understand his own limitations. He was an Oxford debate champion and it went to his head.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 28, 2011 12:05:29 PM


  10. "Versatile." Um, RMGlutes is versatile? He's got three notes on his trumpet: gay, Catholic, aesthetic conservative. The music is a powerful analgesic if one needs sleep.

    Posted by: sean | Feb 28, 2011 1:39:49 PM


  11. @J: A lot of what you say is true, but I do think his blog carries quite a bit of weight. I think it's the most highly-read political blog on the net.

    Posted by: Bruno | Feb 28, 2011 2:02:16 PM


  12. If his sexual exploits only impacted him it would be fine. Do whatever he wants. But when he fools around and at the very least works on a super resistant strain of HIV there is a cost to all of us. This hypocrisy makes him annoying.

    Posted by: dms | Feb 28, 2011 2:05:10 PM


  13. Wow. In another example of knee-jerk liberalism, the lefties go off on Sullivan? Obviously you haven't read him in about a decade. He endorsed Kerry in '04, Obama in '08 and was a big proponent of ObamaCare.

    No serious conservatives read him anymore. If you need further proof of his liberal leanings, he is leaving The Atlantic for Newsweek. 'Nuff said.

    Posted by: Tim | Feb 28, 2011 4:14:46 PM


  14. You dissers obviously haven't actually read Sully for a good 15 years. I'm a liberal-- proudly liberal, and definitely to the left of him-- but what he calls "conservatism" has for the past 7 or 8 years been mostly thinking out loud, weighing pros and cons, reaching conclusions based on facts. He certainly pukes at what the GOP has become. Oh well, harpies will be harpies.

    ... and as for the "scandal," he was always about serosorting himself with other poz guys so chill out, no one was put "at risk," they willingly agreed with eyes wide open.

    Lastly, J: for someone who "doesn't live in a Western country and is in the closet and still in his early 20s", you seem to know an awful lot about Sullivan's career and history.

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Feb 28, 2011 8:54:20 PM


  15. Relentless supporter of war -
    Let's not forget his unapologetic support of
    two
    failed,
    unwinnable,
    pointless
    wars
    Just like that other awful brit
    hitchens
    Well at least hitchens
    will be dead soon
    i hope

    Posted by: captain underpants | Feb 28, 2011 10:42:05 PM


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