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Readers, bloggers sound off on Huff Post sale

WASHINGTON — When The Huffington Post was sold to AOL last Monday for $315 million, its founder, Arianna Huffington, was feted as a new media pioneer. Not everyone is celebrating, however. Huffington has been facing a backlash over the sale — from readers worried about what it will mean for…

Adbusters: The left built Huffington, and we can tear it down too

The purchase of the Huffington Post by AOL left many of the progressive writers and readers that made the site into a powerhouse looking for a new home. Adbusters magazine set out to unite those disaffected former supporters of Arianna Huffington’s flagship site by suggesting they use social media to…

Huffington’s partner at AOL a ‘conservative’ who gave to GOP candidate: report

Progressive fans of the Huffington Post aren’t too happy about the site being acquired by America On-Line. Now, they may have another reason to lament the purchase. A source close to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, a former Google executive hired in 2009, told Business Insider that while he “calls himself…

Obama reportedly agrees to allow rich bigger tax cut than middle class

Update at bottom: White House suggests that tax cuts for wealthy will not be permanent David Axelrod, the senior adviser to President Barack Obama, says that the White House has conceded to Republicans in giving into tax cuts for the wealthy, a legacy of a Bush-era policy to reduce federal…

Dead candidate Jenny Oropeza handily wins re-election to state senate in California

Reports The Huffington Post: “Jenny Oropeza died last month, but her political career lives on. “The deceased California Democrat won re-election to the State Senate by a comfortable margin, besting Republican challenger John Stammreich, 58% to 36%. “Oropeza passed away on October 20, too late to replace her on the…

Parlor tricks or tools of Satan?

“Huffington Post has created a computer that generates stories based on click-happy tags.” That was my first thought upon reading this alarmist article about how teenage kids are getting high off the internet. No, I’m not kidding. The headline actually reads: “DIGITAL DRUGS: How Teens Are Using The Internet To…

Kilmeade: Maybe expiring unemployment benefits will make people ‘sober up’

Fox guest bashing benefits can’t keep talking points straight Covering the standoff on unemployment benefits, The Huffington Post‘s Arthur Delaney has complained about lawmakers on both sides of the aisle “who suspect the jobless of preferring not to work.” Pundits and guests on Fox News Channel, in particular, have been…

McCain questions Steele’s future as GOP head

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) cast doubt Sunday on the future of the head of the Republican Party following controversial comments about the war in Afghanistan. At a Thursday fundraiser, RNC Chairman Michael Steele was caught on video saying that the Afghanistan war was a “war of Obama’s choosing” and probably…

O’Reilly: US won’t run gay ad; Does McDonalds have Qaeda ad, too?

Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly insists that there is absolutely no way that a gay-themed McDonalds ad — that has gone viral — would ever run in America. As Huffington Post noted on Monday, “McDonald’s has released an ad in France welcoming gay people to their restaurants. The spot is…

World’s top anti-warmers team up with Tea Partiers for Gore protest

Former Vice President Al Gore will be receiving an honorary degree at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Tennessee on Friday, and local Tea Partiers intend to show up outside the event to protest. “The reason we don’t want him to get a degree,” Knoxville Tea Party Chairman Jonathon…

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