I’ve been gratified by the widespread support since my firing, especially since I only wrote what any decent human being would. I would have been elated to be drowned out by a chorus of agreement. Still, I am blown away by the source of my most recent accolade: Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger: (From HuffPo)
MORE UPDATES: Melinda Henneberger, at last, responds:
Does it make a lick of sense to you that I would fire anyone for standing up for women, or for taking on that disgusting story in Playboy?
Y’know what? She’s right! It doesn’t make any sense! I wish she’d get in touch with the editor who fired me, and set this thing straight.
You know who I’m talking about, the editor who deleted my story from Politics Daily (when no editor had ever deleted any story ever in the history of the site), fired me minutes after hearing a pitch for a new story about the Playboy article, and forbade site partner Media Lizzy from posting a poll question about the Playboy article (also completely unprecedented).
That editor must have had priorities other than standing up for women, or taking on Playboy.
Here’s her full statement, with editor’s note by HuffPo’s Jason Linkins:
Does it make a lick of sense to you that I would fire anyone for standing up for women, or for taking on that disgusting story in Playboy? [ED. NOTE: Uhm…no, Melinda, it doesn’t, which is sort of why I asked the question!] The bloggers for the old AOL site, Political Machine, weren’t retained for the new site, Politics Daily, which has only been in existence for the last five weeks, and which we’re just staffing up. Sorry so dull, but there’s nothing more to it than that.
Really? Let’s see how that statement holds up.