Tina Brown, Blogger

Tina Brown, Blogger

tbrown3.gifSpeaking of Tina, for all of her complaining about bloggers—the “new Stasi,” I believe she said—she seems to have adapted to the medium fairly well. (Well, okay, Arianna. If you insist…) Her Huffington Post debut, “10 Things I Learned at Topic A” is quite funny. If only the show had been!

9) Make up rooms at cable stations are the TV version of Glengarry Glen Ross. If you sit in that chair with a cape on long enough you will hear the hopes and dreams of pumped-up male anchors of shows with names like Ball Spin and Cash Cow who come crashing through the door looking for a touch up. Sample: “My numbers suck so you know what I’m going to do? JUST GO FOR IT! Fuck it! I’m just GONNA BE MYSELF!”

And, ironically, number 8 pretty much explains why Tina doesn’t have a show anymore:

8) The better a writer is on the page the worse he or she is likely to be on the air…