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Alarmed By 'Reality Of New-Left,' Former Microsoft Exec Joins RNC

This story was written by Joseph Tartakoff.
Former MSN Video exec Todd Herman has joined the Republican National Committee as its director of new media. From a post on his personal blog, Got Liberty?:
First, I am a father and husband. It's why I decided to accept my current professional role as director of new media for the Republican National Committee. That and the reality of the new-left: Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid and President Obama's professional political staff show alarming signs of being hard-core authoritarian elitists convinced of their own might, wisdom and infallibility and their Neitzchian belief that if I only gave my daughter over to The State she'd be better for it
Herman joins the RNC after a stint at the Seattle-based startup he co-founded, SpinSpotter, which lets users flag supposed bias in news articles. The ex-talk radio host previously worked for five years at Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) and MSNBC Interactive. At Microsoft, he "wrote the initial strategy and business plan for MSN Video," according to his SpinSpotter biography.

RNC Chairman Michael Steele has been working to boost the geekiness of his party, which has long been considered to be lagging in its technological prowess. Last month, he hosted the first ever Republican-party Tech Summit. Herman's appointment was first reported this afternoon by TechCrunch.


By Joseph Tartakoff