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?