French HuffPo's New Editor: DSK Wife
Anne Sinclair will run new site
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2012 12:37 PM CST
In this July 1, 2011 file photo, former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss- Kahn leaves New York State Supreme court with his wife Anne Sinclair in New York.   (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)

(Newser) – Well, this is one way to stir up attention for your new website: Hire Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife as its editor. It seems Anne Sinclair will head up the Huffington Post's new French edition, the New York Times reports, as she is listed as editorial director on an invitation to the news conference introducing the venture. New York's Daily Intel blog notes that Sinclair was once a "Barbara Walters-type television journalist" in France; she hosted an interview show from 1984 until 1997.

The Huffington Post's French edition will partner with French newspaper Le Monde, and at least one editor at that paper is not impressed with Sinclair's hiring. "Anne Sinclair is no longer a journalist," the editor was quoted as saying in L'Express. "When she publicly compared the DSK affair to the Dreyfus affair, she lost her objectivity." Arianna Huffington will inaugurate "Le Huffington Post" on Monday, the Wall Street Journal notes.