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NEWSBEASTIE David Frum Joins Daily Beast Brendan Smialowski / Getty Images for Meet the Press

David Frum Joins Newsweek & Daily Beast!

The Daily Beast has scored another influential voice. David Frum is joining Newsweek and The Daily Beast, writing for both. Frum, who is a conservative D.C. blogger and former George W. Bush speechwriter, will be launching a new Beast blog on the heels of FrumForum, which boasted hundreds of contributors and reached more than 5 million readers. "When we launched, Sarah Palin was a leading candidate for president and Glenn Beck was broadcasting conspiracy theories on cable TV," Frum wrote in his farewell post. "Three years later—not so much. OK, maybe we can’t claim all the credit. But we won’t refuse some fair share." Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown tweeted, "Excited to welcome the brilliant writer and commentator @davidfrum aboard the NewsBeast! Look fwd to a blog on Web & essays in the mag." Frum will bring contributor Noah Kristula-Green with him.

January 6, 2012 11:40 AM