Progressive nepotism!

Lefty blogger wannabes hoping to hustle a posh New Media gig get screwed over by Team Obama:

Ethan Axelrod is joining the Huffington Post, the liberal Web site that has been largely supportive of President Obama. His dad, now a White House senior adviser . . .
“I’ve been interested in journalism for a while,” the 22-year-old Axelrod said Tuesday. “I heard through my father that they were expanding, so I applied for it.”
The younger Axelrod started yesterday as editor of the Huffington Post’s new local edition in Denver, the third of a dozen planned sites that have already launched in New York and Chicago and will next target Los Angeles. He applied for the job, was interviewed by Arianna Huffington along with other candidates, and was tapped after submitting a mockup of the Denver home page. The site goes live in September. . . .

Attention, Denver-area activists in the progressive netroots community: Arianna says you suck.
Maybe she’s right. First time for everything, I guess . . .

(Hat-tip: Memeorandum.)

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