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Former CIA Director Hayden to Washington Times

The Washington Times announced today that Gen. Michael Hayden, a retired four-star U.S. Air Force general and former Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, will write a new bi-monthly column for the paper called “Inside Intelligence.” His first column will run April 30th.

Hayden is the latest in a string of big named columnists to join TWT in recent months, including former House Majority Leader Tom Delay, Christine O’Donnell and Tammy Bruce. Read more on those hires here.

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TWT Launches Magazine for Black Conservatives

Well they’re just gunna try a little bit of everything over at The Washington Times, aren’t they?

Today the paper announced they will launch a magazine for black conservatives, the American CurrentSee. (We guess that’s a pun?) Ben Carson -the neurosurgeon  whose jeremiad against political correctness and healthcare reform at the National Prayer Breakfast last year made him famous in conservative circles -will be the publisher of the new digital weekly. Conservative columnist and radio host  Armstrong Williams will serve as executive editor. Fox News’ Juan Williams will also contribute to the first issue, which comes out March 30th.

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TWT Expands Stable of Conservative Voices with Addition of O’Donnell

In what appears to be an effort to staff their paper with outspoken conservative voices that appeal to a Tea Party audience, The Washington Times announced today that former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is being brought on as a columnist.

This follows the recent hirings of Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, defense hawk Cliff May, and radio hosts Tammy Bruce, Steve Deace, and Rusty Humphries. The spate of new hires also illustrates TWT Editor John Solomon‘s commitment to transforming the Times from a conventional paper into a multi-platform brand. In addition to her column, O’Donnell will serve as a commentator for TWT‘s nascent radio and video efforts. DeLay is also hosting an on-demand radio show, and Bruce, Deace, and Humphries will all contribute to online efforts as well as to the paper.

O’Donnell, of course, made a name for herself during her ultimately unsuccessful 2010 run for a Delaware Senate seat. She managed to defeat long-serving establishment Republican Rep. Mike Castle in the primary, but lost to Democrat Chris Coons in the general by a wide margin. She has since been a contributor on CNN and Fox News.


Olbermann Vows: No More Twitter Fighting

Current TV’s Keith Olbermann is a prolific tweeter with more than 350,000 followers and 21,000 tweets. We know firsthand that haters will always try to pick fight. So, how does a tweeter handle all that vitriol? Olbermann has a rep for addressing them head on with all the manners of a freight train. He’s had pretty legendary throw-downs with people with whom he disagrees. There’s that time he battled Piers Morgan over who has more viewers.  After Christine O’Donnell famously walked out of her interview with Piers, Olbermann tweeted “Who walks out on @PiersMorgan tonight? I’m betting on…the audience (as usual).” Morgan snapped back, “More watch me in Belgium than you globally.”

More recently, he sparred with sportswriter Bill Simmons over a joke that Olbermann found in poor taste. Simmons used the JFK assassination to make a crack about Kobe Bryant‘s career.  Olbermann scolded Simmons by saying Simmons “had no talent” and “no taste”.  Simmons responded with this: “You shouldn’t tell people how to act.  You’ve burned bridges at 3 different companies.  No one wants to hear it from you.”  Yikes!

For those of us in the Twitterverse, it’s great theater. But Olbermann has grown tired of the fighting. HuffPost reports that tweeter @Ceilidhann, a self described “Wannabe writer/politcal wonk”, talked crap about Olbermann’s friend, comedian Richard Lewis.  Or did she?  According to her livejournal page, @Ceilidhann merely called Richard Lewis by his last name. That prompted Olbermann to block @Ceilidhann. He then spent the next several hours working himself up into an impressive lather, fighting with people who wanted an explanation. Eventually, Olbermann posted the following tweet:

Anyone taking bets on how long this vow will last?