Saturday, January 20, 2007

Take this job and shove it

So the day after Time-Warner fires 289 people, many getting the news by speakerphone, and including cuts at Time's Washington bureau, Andrew Sullivan announces that

After a wonderful year of growth and innovation at Time.com, the Dish is about to move to a new mother-ship, the Atlantic.com. We'll be moving in two weeks' time, when my current contract with Time.com expires. If it seems odd to leave a place that has been so good to me, and to the blog, that's because it is ... But every now and again, an offer comes your way that seems so right a decision makes itself.

that last bit sounding perilously close to those Bryan Adams lyrics. There seemed to be something strange afoot for a while, with Time having recently added a group politics blog whose contributors are all employees of the company. The timing of Sully's move cries out for an inside story, which one might have thought is what blogs are about.