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October 21, 2008

As If We Didn't Already Have Enough Reasons To Love Tina Brown And Colin Powell

From a recent profile of Seymour Hersh:

It was Tina Brown, formerly of Tatler and Vanity Fair, who brought [Hersh] to the New Yorker. 'What's-her-name... yeah, Tina. She gave me a lot of money, and she said: "Just go do it!" But she used to worry. She'd call me up and say, "I sat next to Colin Powell at dinner last night and he was railing about how awful you are." So I would say, "Well, that's good." And she'd say, "Is it?" And I'd tell her, "Yes, it is."'

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at October 21, 2008 03:31 PM

Your expectations should be low of someone who edits a magazine called "Vanity Fair", especially when you consider its origins in Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress". Of course, that Hersh and Wolcott write for these magazines is their (the magazines') undeserved luck.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at October 21, 2008 08:07 PM

She appears to be quite dumb. I have read,or to be precise, inspected, some of her writings and interviews. I was not impressed. She probably got all those high profile jobs because of her connections. What one can say about a woman who showered her praise on Ronald and Nancy Reagan?....

Posted by: Ajit at October 22, 2008 12:24 PM