Some bad news, and I mean that literally. BAD news coming.
AOL has purchased Huffington Post and Arianna, as editor-in-chief, will control the content of this new AOL mega-media operation. She claims her ideology will not affect how AOL publishes whatever the hell she’s going to decide to publish. My guess: Full out support of Obama for 2012. AOL as Barry’s Pravda. Ya think?
Just think about it: What a platform for the progressives! Every person who uses AOL as a homepage will be hit every day, when they log on, with Arianna’s warped POV. Check this out:
“As part of the transaction, Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post’s Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, will be named President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, which will integrate all Huffington Post and AOL content, including Engadget, TechCrunch, Moviefone, MapQuest, Black Voices, PopEater, AOL Music, AOL Latino, AutoBlog, Patch, StyleList, and more. …
The Huffington Post over-indexes on educated, affluent users, reaching the key decision makers in C-suites around the globe. The Huffington Post speaks to this influential audience via a host of prominent voices on its group blog.
Among those who have blogged on The Huffington Post are: President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Larry Page, Diane Sawyer, Buzz Aldrin, Nora Ephron, Bill Maher, Madeleine Albright, Robert Redford, Katie Couric, Neil Young, Rahm Emanuel, Mia Farrow, Senator Russ Feingold, Senator Al Franken, Ari Emanuel, Harry Shearer, Senator John Kerry, Representative Nancy Pelosi, Madonna, Lawrence Summers, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ryan Reynolds, Craig Newmark, Alec Baldwin, Aaron Sorkin, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Russell Simmons, Sean Penn, Bill Gates, Norman Lear, Charlie Rose, Elizabeth Warren, Tavis Smiley, Sheryl Sandberg, George Clooney, and former President Bill Clinton.”
Look over that list and tell us what’s missing. Reliably CONSERVATIVE VOICES. But this new, huge enterprise will include “black” and “Latino” voices. Most certainly, because these are important factions of the leftist base–those groups which will always be exploited and used, but never really helped, by elites the likes of those listed above.
At this link, you’ll see Arianna with her new krewe. What’s missing there? Women (besides Arianna) and “seasoned citizens,” (if you subtract Arianna and the one gray-haired fellow on the left.
The New York Times tells us, “By handing so much control over to Ms. Huffington and making her a public face of the company, AOL, which has been seen as apolitical, risks losing its nonpartisan image. Ms. Huffington said her politics would have no bearing on how she ran the new business.”
I can’t imagine who has categorized AOL as “apolitical” in the past, unless of course progressives themselves, who consider leftist, progressive, biased media as normative, because all conservative thought is deranged, in their opinion. Angry and deranged. It’s a matter of faith for them.
However, it’s also par for the course that MOST in the lamestream media believe that they’re nonpartisan reporters of fact. They excoriate FOX News, which features progressive-minded journalists but also an equal number of conservative voices, which goes to show how the lamestream truly defines “unbiased” and “fair” and “balanced.” No contrary opinions allowed. Group think or no think. My way or the highway.
This bad news is not good news for the news media. But it will be, imho, good news for Barry, Soros, and all their minions. Certainly great news for Arianna. Will she pay her “fair share” of taxes, now that she’s even wealthier than before? Somehow, I think not. Somehow I think that Arianna will find tax shelters. When Barry wants to “soak the rich,” he’s not talking about the likes of Arianna Huffington.