Saturday, May 24, 2008

Examiner hires conservative to run Web site

The Examiner's Washington, D.C. edition has hired Fox News regular Mary Katharine Ham as its online editor. Ham has become well known in Republican circles as the editor of TownHall.com, which has a conservative point of view. Before that she was with the Heritage Foundation. (More)
    "We are especially excited and proud to have Mary Katharine Ham join The Washington Examiner because she among the most respected young stars of online journalism and is also well-known to cable television and talk radio audiences through her regular appearances on 'The O'Reilly Factor' on Fox News," said Vivienne Sosnowski, editorial director of Clarity Media, which publishes The Washington Examiner, The Baltimore Examiner and The San Francisco Examiner, as well as the Examiner.com Web site.
Clarity Media is owned by billionaire oilman Phil Anschutz, who funds conservative causes and candidates.

Ham's hiring comes as the Examiner is shifting its emphasis from print to online. Two weeks ago, the Examiner announced it would only deliver to homes on Thursdays and Sundays, and that it was killing its Saturday edition and would re-start its Sunday paper. The Sunday edition was discontinued when the Fang family owned the San Francisco Examiner from 2000 to 2004.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should point out that Anschutz is an opponent of gay rights, which makes it odd that he would want a newspaper in San Francisco. Read and http://www.mediatransparency.org/story.php?storyID=97 if you want to know the real story about this gay-bashing billionaire.

Anonymous said...

The Examiner engages in gay bashing? Examples please, or you'll have shown yourself to be a fraud.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the first 'anonymous' poster said the examiner was engaged in gay bashing, i think he or she said the anschutz was doing that on his own. ... seems like the second 'anonymous' poster is a bit defensive..

Anonymous said...

Gad.

In spirit of Mao's Cultural Revolution, Anschutz hires ignorant reactionary child-bitch as editor of fake newspaper.

Anonymous said...

What, do people actually read the Examiner?

Anonymous said...

Ham is a hottie!!!!