“Looks like the big news that I promised a while back is finally coming to pass. It has to do with something that’ll be in this coming Sunday’s New York Daily News.”
Eden, as you’ll recall, was a copy-editor fired by the New York Post (!) for surreptitiously putting some pro-life spin into a story. Our George Gurley fell in love with her, and the subsequent profile, according to Eden, got her a job on the copy-desk at the Daily News. Now, apparently, she’s moving on up at the biggest-circulation paper in New York City.
This is such a perfect snapshot of the way in which the News constantly gets tangled over its own feet in trying to be, and yet not be, the Post. Hiring a woman banished from Murdoch-land for conservatism somehow crystallizes that.
But it’s also a classic News misstep. Eden’s not a New York conservative like Ryan Sager or Robert George, the younger, libertarian generation on the Post’s editorial page who represent, in some way, the way in which the movement has a future in New York. Her conservatism is more U.S. House of Representatives: Here she is cheerleading the Christian attack on Sponge-Bob, and here’s her observation that “at the root of homosexuality is a desire to avoid true human intimacy.”
And so the Daily News barrels into the future.