February 2011

HuffPo Sells Out to AOL

I’ve never been a big fan of The Huffington Post. Sure, I used to quote Arianna Huffington during college debates (I had a well-earmarked and highlighted copy of Pigs at the Trough in my backpack for a whole semester) and found her to be a strong, successful woman back before HuffPo started. When I heard about the website, I was excited at first, thinking it was going to be something new and radical, much like Alternet and Common Dreams were when I was in college. And it sort of was at first, I suppose, with the majority of the pieces running along the progressive lines.