Huffington Hires Froomkin

Terrific move. He can now criticize Charles Krauthammer all he wants and not watch his back. Greenwald:

Froomkin will oversee a staff of five reporters and an Assistant Editor, guide The Huffington Post's Washington reporting, and write at least two posts per week to be featured on its main page and Politics page.

Too honest for the WaPo. Glenn reprints Bob Somerby's view of the reason for Froomkin's firing:

Dan Froomkin criticizes the press corps. In the press corps, if you’re a liberal, that just isn’t done. . . . If there’s one thing you’ll never see [E.J.] Dionne or [Eugene] Robinson do, it’s criticize their cohortthe coven, the clan. . .  But in the mainstream press corps, liberals don’t discuss the mainstream press.  That’s the price of getting those (very good) jobs. It’s also the price of holding them.

Meanwhile, Glenn notes:

Josh Marshall's TalkingPointsMemo -- which began as a one-person blog --  announced a major investment from Netscape founder Marc Andreesen that is allowing it to double its reporting staff.

The Dish continues to grow much more rapidly than I expected, and, as you know, I now have two under-bloggers to keep tabs on everything. I remain a great optimist about the future of journalism; and one reason for that optimism is that some of the bigger brands are dying because they refuse to practice it with the candor and transparency readers now expect.