Wednesday, August 5, 2009

When Will the Huffington Post Put the Adults in Charge?

It’s sad that a blog as successful as the Huffington Post has to stoop to such unethical behavior as the big red headline posted on its front page today announcing that Bill Upstages Hillary Once Again. Huffpo’s coverage of Bill Clinton’s trip to North Korea on behalf of imprisoned journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling had already drawn thousands of readers’ comments.

I’ve read the coverage of Clinton’s trip to North Korea and the return of Lee and Ling provided by most of the major online news sources. Any reader with at least an eighth grade education could easily discern from the articles at say, the NY Times, ABC News, the AP, or CNN that Bill and Hillary had engaged in an awesome team effort to release the two journalists. No one, I repeat no one, could have misinterpreted Hillary’s relief when she received the phone call from Bill to share his good news.

So what’s with the Huffingon Post? I could almost understand Huffpo’s compulsive smears of the Clintons during the Democratic primary – how else could Obama have been nominated? But someone should tell Arianna it’s over, and her beloved Obama is assured at least one term in the White House.

Oops! Maybe not a second term. Is that what Huffpo is worried about so early in the day?


  1. HuffPo's attack on Hillary Clinton are legendary. I chronicled a few of them on HILLARY-WINS last year.

    Here is the direct link, Huffington Post Prints Another Hillary Unfairly Attacked piece, HP's Hypocrisy against Hillary Clinton is off the Charts.

    I think this was a preemptive move to make sure Bill and Hillary don't get any momentum going for 2012. They would make an interesting combo for VP and President.

  2. And how grotesque is it that they are they are considered a real news source. It makes me cringe that Obama actually calls on them during his press conferences. That is sick. God i detest that man.

  3. Hi Alessandro,

    Yep. You're right. Arianna got nervous about the upcoming elections, fearing the power of the Clintons could foil a second term for Obama.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Hi Annie,

    I'm amazed today that apparently due to negative readers' comments, Huffpo actually changed that ugly headline. See my updated post above.

    Good to hear from you!

  5. Its nothing but a two bit tabloid.

  6. I so want to add that headline to my article that is linked above. Did anybody copy it?

  7. Hi Alessandro,

    Tom Watson posted a screen shot of Huffpo's front page with that headline. Here's the link: