Commie Girl is the New Wonkette

No, really. Not trying to be clever in the least. Commie Girl columnist and OC Weekly and LA CityBeat alumn Rebecca Schoenkopf is the new owner and editrix of Wonkette.

“Got an email in the middle of my Time Machine birthday party last Saturday night,” she tells FishbowlLA. “Signed the papers this morning. [Ken] Layne and I are Americans. We don’t have a lot of patience.”

The move is a bit of a shocker, in that it seemed to come together so suddenly. But Layne and Schoenkopf go back. Wonkette had a content sharing agreement with the LA CityBeat back when Schoenkopf was in charge of the paper. Layne and Schoenkopf also apparently went on a horrendous date once in the mid-90’s.

Schoenkopf says she has no immediate plans to move to DC or anywhere else. Looks like, for the time being anyway, LA is the new home of Wonkette.

Reaction on Wonkette’s comment boards have been, you guessed it, snarky.

Great, a chick editor. Now every post is going to be about either shoes, The Notebook or our feelings.