Page 2 Hands Out The Lucre

Well, it appears Page 2 is filling in some voids left by the Whitlock/Shanoff/Bayless exodus: According to The Big Lead, they have hired the Orlando Sentinel's Jemele Hill to a two-year deal.

Hill, most famous for her Riding Around With Athletes series and a private blog she wrote a while back that had some dopey white male sports reporters' panties all in an unnecessary bunch, should end up with a rather prominent space on that Page 2 masthead. How do we know? Because The Big Lead is reporting that she is — get ready — going to be paid $400,000 during her two-year stint.

No offense to Hill, but ... jiminy christmas.

So, anybody else looking for a job with The Leader, we suggest you start polishing up your resumes. And all you newspaper people reading this, please stop hitting yourself in the face with that shovel.

Page 2 Has A New Hire [The Big Lead]

(UPDATE: Hill confirms the hiring, but not the salary figure, on her site.)