A certain right-wing site has claimed that Skwawkbox editor Steve Walker is in the running to become the new Political Editor of Buzzfeed, after the incumbent’s announcement that he is joining the Guardian as Media Editor:
We have no idea whether Buzzfeed really are ‘in awe of his virality’ – it’s a right-wing site, after all – but Steve made clear he’s not interested, saying:
It’s a flattering idea in a way, but I’m doing what I want to be doing and am not interested in ‘taking anyone’s shilling’. The SKWAWKBOX is all about making a collective difference and keeping people informed about what the MSM isn’t telling them, so me ‘joining the MSM’ and having to answer to an owner or shareholders would be a backwards step.
He finished by pointing out, with a laugh:
I do quite like the ‘awe’ bit, though.
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