For those of you who followed the saga of the Playboy “Hate F*** List,” it’s deletion by Playboy (then by Politico), my firing from Politics Daily, and its Editor-in-Chief’s campaign of lies to cover it up, there is a newer, sadder, much more unjust wrinkle to this story. You may recall that Media Lizzy played a pivotal role in outing Melinda Henneberger as a liar, providing a smoking-gun email that detailed Politic’s Daily’s internal decision not to address the Playboy story at all.
Now, a month later, Melinda Henneberger has struck again. From Lizzy’s new site: (bookmark it!)
I was informed yesterday by the (Politics Daily) Hot Seat editor that our relationship was being terminated. Zero notice. No reason given. Nada. Gee, do ya think it could be because of the Playboy controversy – and publicly outing Melinda Henneberger for lying about her relationship to the firing of Tommy Christopher?
As of this writing, Politics Daily hasn’t explained the dismissal. I checked with other Hot Seat contributors, and none of them have been let go, although that may change if Melinda wants to cover her tracks again.
There are multiple ironies here, but chief among them is that this is an achievement of the Playboy article’s mission, to harm and marginalize conservative women. In this case, it has managed to do so to a wonderful woman who was spared inclusion on the original list.
Along with the injustice, I object to the cowardly manner in which this was done, quietly, a month after the fact.
I take comfort in knowing that, although the intent here was not benevolent, my friend Lizzy will feel less harm from this than Politics Daily will. Disagree with her as I might, it won’t be a tango without her.