The Media World Reacts To Andrew Sullivan’s Departure From Blogging

Andrew Sullivan at a speaking engagement in April 2010. Photo by Geoff Livingston.
January 28, 2015 4:19 p.m.

The news that Andrew Sullivan would be pulling the plug on his pioneering blog made no small splash in the media world on Wednesday.

Many took to Twitter to lament the end of an era:

Others wondered whether the announcement would even stick:

But not everyone was shedding a tear:

Meanwhile, Politico’s media reporter Dylan Byers wrote that “Sullivan was able to keep blogging alive (and lucrative) long after the era of blogs had come to an end”:

It’s also true that Sullivan’s influence has waned of late. While there is still some demand for Sullivan’s outspokenness — he’s at his best when he’s arguing, aggressively — there is far less demand for unspecialized aggregation. … Sullivan deserves immense credit for keeping his project alive, but its days were numbered.

Or as “The Daily Show” staff writer Daniel Radosh put it:

Ed. note: The writer of this post, Tracy Walsh, previously worked for Sullivan at The Dish.

Photo by Geoff Livingston.

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