@TinaBrownLM, I’m in mourning! A letter from Myra B.

Dearest Tina,

Evey time I go to the Daily Beast site two things happen, first I miss your deft editorial hand, expressed in the now long disposed of commentary on the Royals, and then I read the bellicose chatter of New Cold Warrior Michael Weiss with absolute dismay. Now, Mr. Tomasky is in his usual political spot, with his nose buried in Mrs Clinton’s ass. Its familiar territory, but the sagacious Leslie Gelb is missing, who was also fan and former employee of the Clintons, but he brought real world political and foreign policy experience to his essays. Mr. Tomasky was and still is a boring Neo-Liberal propagandist. But the balance between Gelb, Tomasky and your guest commentators, like my favorite Fake French Philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, added a kind of zest, a political yeastiness to your editorship at the Daily Beast.

Mr. Weiss has brought with him a coterie of New Cold War allies, writers who share his political romanticism, his  bellicose and reactionary politics. I’m sad to say that The Beast has lost much of an appeal, vibrancy not to speak of its cutting edge, that your editorship made possible. I hope you are not offended by my honesty!

Warmest regards,

Myra B.

About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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