Paybarah Poached

During a short reprieve from his fatherhood duties, Ben sends this dispatch:

“Those who flocked to WCBS’s Web site yesterday to catch their ‘Instablog‘ (umm, nevermind) of the Mayoral candidates’ debate will have seen ‘political analyst’ Azi Paybarah identified there as New York Press’s City Hall bureau chief.

“And indeed, the newly respectable alt-alt-weekly has poached The Politicker’s sort-of intern, who also held a day job as the editor of the Queens Press.

“A good move all around, we think, and best of luck.

“And, yes, The Politicker is looking for an intern who can work for some sort of academic credit, along with the joy of being the subject of anonymous abuse!”

Paybarah Poached