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Washington Free Beacon Goes Private

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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The Washington Free Beacon is bidding farewell to the Center for American Freedom, the non-profit that has been their support system for the past two and a half years. The reasoning: They want to grow. They want to take their “rightful place” alongside the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Editors splashed the announcement on the site today with a gigantic GIF of a bikini-clad Kate Upton sucking Unknownon a bomb pop.

“Kate Upton represents everything great about America and has become a sort of mascot for the Free Beacon over the last two and a half years,” Editor-in-Chief Matthew Continetti explained to The Mirror. “Our competitors are the institutions mentioned in our announcement: the New York Times and the Washington Post.

“We’re therefore pleased to report that the Free Beacon is now a privately owned, for-profit enterprise. We thank the Center for American Freedom for sustaining us during our infancy,” the statement said, along with a promise that advertising on the site will not become a “nuisance.”

Aside from the WFB, the Center for American Freedom will now be the Center for American Opportunity, which will house a journalism startup called Opportunity Lives.