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Brown, Huffington Tweak Feud Report

HuffPo, Daily Beast proprietors trash Guardian rumors
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2010 9:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – 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.

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"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.)

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