Harsanyi leaving Post for career and personal reasons

I asked Denver Post columnist David Harsanyi why he’s leaving the newspaper to become editorial manager at Glenn Beck’s publishing company.

He replied:

I’m leaving for a few reasons: To begin with, I was offered an exciting opportunity — by some very talented people — to do something new, to reach a large national audience and to keep my syndicate column. I couldn’t pass it up.

Also, though we love living in Denver, our family is on the East Coast and I wanted my children to be closer to them. That’s not to say it wasn’t a difficult decision. My time at the Post …• both as a metro columnist and on the editorial board …• was unbelievably rewarding both personally and professionally. More people read the Post’s content today than ever, and despite all the outside naysaying, I know it’s going to continue succeeding. So it’s bittersweet leaving.

I’m sorry Harsanyi is leaving. I’m not sure you could find a better conservative combo than him and Vince Carroll. I mostly disagree with both of them, but they’re usually fun and interesting.

My advice to Post Editorial Page Editor Dan Haley: do not fill Harsanyi’s conservative void with more Mike Rosen columns, which we may have read before anyway.

The Post’s opinion page is clearly trying to be fresh, like Carroll and Harsanyi try to be, not pedantic and recycled.

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