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HOT DOCUMENT: Inquirer Hires Mr. Clean

mr-clean.jpgTO: PHAWKER

FROM: Michael Smerconish

DATE: 2/6/07


I want you to be among the first to hear some personal/professional news.

I’ve just agreed to write a weekly column for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

No, hell has not frozen over. (Thank goodness for global warming or it might have.)

While I’ve had plenty to say about the Inquirer over the years, I have never denied that it IS the newspaper of record for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The invitation for me to come aboard suggests that the Inquirer truly wishes to broaden the blend of opinion offered in its pages, which I think can only serve the readership well. I did not seek this affiliation, but I am looking forward to it. My first column will appear this coming Sunday in the Currents section of the newspaper.

PREVIOUSLY: Wiping The Smirk Off Smerconish With The Dirty Rag Of Truth

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One Response to “HOT DOCUMENT: Inquirer Hires Mr. Clean”

  1. Phawker » Blog Archive » THE MICHAEL SMERCONISH EXPLAINER: Wiping The Smirk Off Mr. Clean With The Dirty Rag Of Truth Says:

    […] As we reported last week, Michael Smerconish is now a regular fixture of the Inquirer’s Sunday Op-Ed page. Bully for him, we’re all for equal time and open debate. But as we have said before, it’s because of guys like Smerconish — Machiavellian talking heads that will say ANYTHING to ensure their butt space in the game muscial chairs that is the TV puditocracy — that people don’t even expect to hear the truth anymore, let along demand it. Mr. Smerconish is a cunning fellow who likes to pass himself off as too guileless to have an agenda. It’s a little cat-and-mouse game he likes to play with the reader. Which is why we are launching the MICHAEL SMERCONISH EXPLAINER wherein we will attempt to explain, line by line and in bold, why Michael Smerconish is wrong to, well, Michael Smerconish. We’ll begin the begin with yesterday’s column, to wit: ‘You’re headstrong,” began a recent e-mail to me. I hoped it meant that I comment with conviction. Or that I’m intelligent. […]

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