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DSK’s Wife to Edit Le Huffington Post

NEW YORK - JULY 1:  Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn (C) and his wife Anne Sinclair (2nd L) leave New York State Supreme Court for a hearing July 1, 2011 in New York City.  The Manhattan district attorney's office agreed to release Strauss-Kahn without bail after the credibility of the alleged sexual assault victim had come into question. Strauss-Kahn was arrested on May 14 on sexual assault charges stemming from an incident in a New York hotel. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Anne Sinclair, the loyal wife of "The Great Seducer" and ‫chaud lapin‬ Dominique-Strauss Kahn, will be the editorial director of the Huffington Post's French partnership with the newspaper Le Monde, according to an invite for the website's introductory news conference. The hiring of Sinclair, an heiress and former Barbara Walters–type television journalist, is a classic Arianna Huffington attention-grabber, made to get the world chattering about the Le Huffington Post launch. Success!

But critics are already dismissing the move as all headline and no substance: "Anne Sinclair is no longer a journalist," quipped a Le Monde editor, questioning Sinclair's objectivity in light of the Strauss-Kahn rape allegations.

Although surely she learned a thing or two about flooding the online zone from news coverage of her husband's case: The Huffington Post's index for "Dominique Strauss Kahn Sex Scandal" is a full five pages long.

Related: The Womanizer's Wife [NYM]

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Photo: Daniel Barry/2011 Getty Images