Sure, the Daily Beast's Tina Brown wants a Newsweek merger because she crazy-hates rival Arianna Huffington, or so claims the Guardian. "We are sooooo busted," laments one AriHuff in a "leaked" IM conversation with one TBrown. "How did they find out we 'simply cannot stand each other?' I thought we’d done such a good job hiding it over the past four decades," AriHuff rejoins in the new media mavens' takedown of the old media.
"I truly thought we’d pulled the wool over their eyes when I agreed to contribute to the Daily Beast when it launched,"AriHuff continued, wondering if they "would ever run a piece about two guys’ business strategy being fueled solely by bitch-slap rivalry?" Brown responds: "The male editors around town all must be bosom buddies, because otherwise the Guardian’s crack investigative team would no doubt have exposed them." Ironically, both sites are attracting a growing number of journalists defecting from print media, a Politico profile notes. (Read more Arianna Huffington stories.)