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Don’t believe the hype

By Mary Fitzgerald  

After months of feverish anticipation (chiefly voiced in the Guardian’s Media supplement), Guardian America finally launched today – boasting an exclusive interview with Hilary Clinton and a whole section dedicated to the 2008 presidential elections.

In his welcome note, editor Michael Tomasky says the new site will represent ‘the liberal interest’ expressing its worldview of the world ‘a bit more openly than American newspapers do’, looking at the events of the day ‘from a slightly different angle than US papers, and focusing in on some matters that they might ignore’.

Tomasky also proudly points out that the Guardian already has…

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