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"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Arianna Huffington Fires Tech Blogger AOL Paid $30 Million to Buy Out

At least that’s what it looks like, but first the background: Remember, AOL in February paid upwards of $300 million to acquire HuffPo in a deal that reportedly gave Arianna “control of all of AOL’s editorial content.” That big effing deal happened less than six months after AOL paid a reported $30 million to buy TechCrunch, […]

HuffPo ‘Premium’? AOL ‘Desperate’?

Arianna got the gold mine, AOL got the shaft: AOL is up for sale according to many insiders in the know. Sources in the industry claim that AOL has met privately with the mega-law firm Watchell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and investment bank Allen & Company about putting the former ISP up for sale to […]

Not News? Columbia Professor and Huffington Post Contributor David Epstein Pleads Guilty in Incest Case

You will recall that Palin-hating blogger David Epstein was arrested in December and charged with felony incest for having sex with his adult daughter (now 24) from 2006 through 2009. One of our readers has obtained court documents (for Case #2010NY090162) indicating that Epstein copped a plea to a misdemeanor charge of attempted incest. (Click […]

News From the HuffPo ‘Veal Pen’

In 2009, lefty blogger Jane Hamsher used the phrase “veal pen” to describe the way liberals had surrendered their autonomy to the Obama administration. Lefty blogger Matt Osborne invoked the phrase while describing his decision to delete his archived articles at Huffington Post: I see the point many of the 9,000 or so unpaid contributors […]

Arianna Huffington Offers Exciting New Opportunities for You to Blog for Free!

She should call it TheUnmitigatedGall.com: Today we launch a great new chapter for Patch.com, AOL’s national network of hyperlocal sites currently covering community life in over 800 towns across America. . . . Patch will provide an unprecedented infrastructure for citizen engagement in time for the 2012 presidential election, with a focus on community and […]

Progressive Economics Fail At The Huffington Post

by Smitty Over at SOL/PuffHo, they just don’t get the new Progressive Economics. Jobs are what matter. Product? Not so much. Thus, if the State of Illinois pays for signs with spelling errors, that isn’t a bug, that’s a feature! Workers and materials suppliers will be kept busy moving the location of the typo all […]

Huffy Arianna And The Circling Sharks

by Smitty Morrissey and the dextrosphere are all enjoying a good chuckle at the expense of the Huffington Post lawsuit. Jonathan Tasini: We’re going to make it clear that, until you do justice here, your life is going to be a living hell. Justice? Really? How does Tasini’s notion of justice relate to things like […]

This Reminds Me of Stalingrad

Earlier this afternoon, I remarked on Twitter how wonderful the Battle of Stalingrad was. Nazis killing Commies and Commies killing Nazis — killing each other by the thousands, day after day, week after week, for months on end. It was a win-win, and the only sad thing is that the battle ended before every last […]

Fisking Für Gesundheit Und Geld

by Smitty “Fisking for good health and money” The SOL/Puffington Host RSS feed is a source of endless wonder. Let us experience the flow of kool-aid that is the writing of Preeti Vissa, Community Reinvestment Director, The Greenlining Institute.  Let us enjoy her current outing, Poverty Is a Pre-Existing Condition: Why the Affordable Care Act […]

New Motherf–ing Tone 2.0

Because liberals hold a patent on Civility™ they are the sole arbiters of who is or is not in violation: Andrew Brietbart’s ad hominem attack on Van Jones in The Daily Caller — right down to calling him a “commie punk” and “a cop killer-supporting, racist, demagogic freak” — violates the tenets of debate and […]

‘Gutfeld Claims He Was Offered His Fox Show Because of His Writing on HuffPost’

Jehuda the Rhetorican called my attention to that claim made, in a letter to the president of the Newspaper Guild, by the senior vice president of public relations for Huffington Post, Mario Ruiz: We couldn’t agree more with your goal of ensuring journalists are paid for their work. It’s why HuffPost has 143 editors, writers, […]

Dave Weigel Calls Himself ‘Progressive’? (Also: Dibs on ‘Arianna Huffington Nude’)

Did ex-libertarian David Weigel just say what it looks like he said here? Imagine a future in which AOL, the online portal for millions of people, farms out its news content to the Huffington Post. Imagine a future in which Yahoo!, the online portal for millions of similar people, hires the deputy publisher of Talking […]

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