Anne Sinclair has been named editor of the Huffington Post's French franchise, and though she's an experienced journalist, a lot of her French colleagues think she gave up that mantle when she defended her husband, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, last year. The confirmation came Wednesday that Sinclair would edit Le Huffington Post, which is partnering with the French paper Le Monde. It's all been the subject of speculation in France for a few weeks, The New York Times reported, and Sinclair herself mentioned last month she was looking at the position. But now that it's official, The Times reports Sinclair's Le Monde colleagues don't take her seriously because she stood by Strauss-Kahn when he was accused of sexually assaulting a housekeeper in a New York Hotel in May 2011. "'Anne Sinclair is no longer a journalist,' an editor at the paper was quoted as saying by the magazine L’Express. 'When she publicly compared the DSK affair to the Dreyfus affair, she lost her objectivity,' " The Times reported. Objective or not, Sinclair's attracting a lot of attention to the site's launch, so that's a plus for the people running it. Of course, when it comes to covering her husband, she's going to have a tricky time maintaining the site's image as a neutral news outlet (she'll probably have to recuse herself from the coverage or something).
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