Andrew Sullivan, whose claim to fame is rivaling Charles Johnson’s online nervous breakdown and paranoia, has reached a new delusional level. He is leaving the Neo-Marxist Daily Beast and plans to start a subscription website.
Andrew Sullivan, the prolific writer who has built up his following for his blog “The Dish” first at the TheAtlantic.com and then at the Daily Beast, announced on Wednesday he is striking out on his own with a Web site dependent entirely on subscription revenue.
Mr. Sullivan said in an announcement posted on “The Dish” that starting on Feb. 1, he plans to charge readers $19.99 a year or whatever they might want to pay to subscribe to his site. He said that he spent the last dozen years blogging and trying to figure out how to make his venture profitable. He tried pledge drives for six years and then shifted to partnering with larger institutions like the Atlantic and the Daily Beast. He said he decided to make this change now since his contract with the Daily Beast was finished at the end of 2012.
“We felt more and more that getting readers to pay a small amount for content was the only truly solid future for online journalism,” Mr. Sullivan wrote. He added “the only completely clear and transparent way to do this, we concluded, was to become totally independent of other media entities and rely entirely on you for our salaries, health insurance, and legal, technological and accounting expenses.”
Mr. Sullivan is starting his new company, Dish Publishing LLC, with his two colleagues and executive editors, Patrick Appel and Chris Bodenner. Mr. Sullivan said that he has received the support of Tina Brown, the Daily Beast’s editor in chief, and Barry Diller, its owner, to keep “The Dish” on the Daily Beast Web site through Feb. 1. Then the site will shift to his old address, www.andrewsullivan.com.
Other than Charles Johnson, Chris Matthews and a few loons, who the hell will pay money to read Andrew Sullivan rants. His paranoid world view centered around Sarah Palin’s son, Trig, and some nefarious anti-gay genocide plot is not even funny. Unlike Charles whose hysterical rantings about Ron Paul and Nazis can be funny occasionally, Sullivan is a bore. He is a Far Left Neo-Marxist but calls himself a Conservative. This is not a man who lives in reality and will soon discover, he does not have the clout nor readership he thinks he does.
I hope Andrew Sullivan will end up broke in the streets along with Charles Johnson. They both should be locked up in mental asylums.