Openly gay journalist Andrew Sullivan
announced Sunday that his blog, The
Daily Dish, will be moving from TheAtlantic.com to Tina
The Daily Beast and Newsweek merged in
November, 2010. The New York Times is reporting that the
first issue of the revamped Newsweek is expected next month.
“The Dish is moving!” Sullivan
wrote in a blog entry. “In April, we'll be joining The Daily
“The chance to be a part of a whole
new experiment in online and print journalism, in the Daily Beast and
Newsweek adventure, is just too fascinating and exciting a challenge
to pass up.”
“And to work with media legends,
Barry Diller and Tina Brown, and with the extraordinary businessmen
Sidney Harman and Stephen Colvin, is the opportunity of a lifetime,”
Sullivan has been an outspoken critic
of President Obama's promises to the gay community.
“So we now have the slogan that sums
up the Obama record on gay rights: Not much worse than Bush,”
Sullivan wrote in a 2009 post titled We
Get A Gay Ambassador!
He summed up
recent decision to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act
(DOMA) as a punt.
“And so Obama has
basically tossed the ball on this to the Speaker of the House, John
Boehner,” Sullivan wrote. “This used to be a no-brainer. But as
the polls show greater acceptance of gays and marriage equality, as
the old arguments against it begin actually to repel previously
anti-same-sex marriage legislators, as in Maryland, the Speaker is
being offered to forge a defense of such discrimination in courts.
He seems queasy about that. And he should be.”