We’re not gonna lie… we were a little skeptical of this story on Politico earlier today.

WaPo liberal columnist and blogger Dan Froomkin got an unexpected boot today, Patrick Gavin reports.

WaPo Media Communications Director Kris Coratti told Gavin: “our editors and research teams are constantly reviewing our columns, blogs and other content to make sure we’re giving readers the most value when they are on our site while balancing the need to make the most of our resources. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes features must be eliminated, and this time it was the blog that Dan Froomkin freelanced for washingtonpost.com.”

Froomkin told Politico he’s “terribly disappointed,” and so are some of his fans. Check out some reactions on the blogosphere:

Wonkette: Washington Post Fires Froomkin!

Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish: The WaPo’s Best Blogger Is Fired

Glenn Greewald, Salon: The Washington Post fire its best columnist. Why?

Daily Kos: Froomkin purged at WaPo

Gawker: Washington Post Fires Token Liberal