Tony Kornheiser announced that he will be retiring from the Washington Post on his Radio Show yesterday. The DC Sports blog has more info about his announcement on the show.
As much as I hate Tony Kornheiser on MNF, I love him on PTI. Unlike many bloggers, I really didn’t get a chance to read him much in thepost because I am not from the DC area. Being from New Jersey I usually only read the NY Times and the NJ Star Ledger. Even so, I have a lot of respect for Kornheiser, he has been doing it a long time yet he isn’t like most old guys who constantly bash bloggers and he’s actually really funny.
“All I ever wanted to be was a newspaper writer,” he said, which is not something that anyone under the age of 30 will ever say again. “This other stuff is great, but I don’t care about it,” he continued. “In my mind that’s what it says on the headstone, it says ‘newspaper guy.’ “
But he also said he signed the papers to take the Post’s buyout last night, after working here for, I believe, 29 years. He said he still might contract with The Post to do his Talking Points videos and his Page 2 excerpts, and he said some people in the leadership asked him to stay but didn’t really insist, and even though he’ll keep doing PTI and the radio show and MNF, he said he feared he’d never have the moral high ground again.
Thankfully he will still do PTI. :-D.
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