Sep
22
2010

Howard Fineman: 'The Best of the Old' Media?

HuffPo hire is consummate insider, urging Dems to the right

One potential benefit of so-called "new media" is the chance that news outlets on the Web might offer a break from the tired old conventional wisdom of the corporate "old media." But when Arianna Huffington (Media Decoder, 9/19/10) announced the Huffington Post's hiring of Newsweek's Howard Fineman, she described the move as a sign that her website was now "able to bring in the best of the old." While Fineman may not exactly represent the best of old media, a case can be made that he's one of the most old media of all political journalists. In his 30 years […]