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Huffington Post Loses Its Huffington

Arianna Huffington is launching a health-related venture soon

(Newser) - The Huffington Post will soon be without its namesake. Arianna Huffington is leaving the site she founded 11 years ago, reports the Wall Street Journal . The 66-year-old says she will devote all her time to a new health venture, Thrive Global, that launches in November. (Huffington of late has become... More »

Anonymous Comments Are Crucial, HuffPo

Huffington Post's real name solution is misguided: Joanna Geary

(Newser) - In an effort to promote more positive (or, at the very least, fewer awful) comments on its articles, the Huffington Post announced yesterday it will no longer allow anonymous comments—but that's a bad move, writes Joanna Geary in the Guardian . Keep in mind places like Egypt and Brazil,... More »

Brash Biden, Thirsty Ryan Spar on SNL

Vice presidential debate takes turn on hot seat

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live took aim at a predictable target in its Cold Open last night , again calling upon Jason Sudeikis to do so: In a lively spoof on the vice presidential debate, Sudeikis' Joe Biden bellowed, "Oh, here we go!" and guffawed loudly as Taran Killam's Paul... More »

French HuffPo's New Editor: DSK Wife

Anne Sinclair will run new site

(Newser) - Well, this is one way to stir up attention for your new website: Hire Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife as its editor. It seems Anne Sinclair will head up the Huffington Post's new French edition, the New York Times reports, as she is listed as editorial director on an invitation... More »

Is 'Lying' Romney Ad OK?

Arianna Huffington, Michael Gerson disagree

(Newser) - The media has largely ignored Mitt Romney’s first TV ad , and Arianna Huffington is outraged. The ad includes a wildly out-of-context 2008 clip of President Obama saying, “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” It fails to mention that Obama was quoting... More »

Onion Embarks on Quest to Snag Itself a Pulitzer

Push for respectability comes with publication's 1,000th issue

(Newser) - With its 1,000th issue (more or less) coming out this week, the Onion isn't just content to be America's top satirical newspaper: It wants a Pulitzer. It's not fussy at all about which Pulitzer—editors have submitted articles to the Pulitzer Board in categories like commentary... More »

Arianna Huffington: Sex Symbol?

The 60-year-old is a 'modern-day courtesan,' writes Hephzibah Anderson

(Newser) - "Legendarily coiffed, she's as fond of girlish ruffles and racy black lace as she is of pantsuits—and is not above flaunting her yoga-toned limbs." If you think that sentence describes, oh, Gwen Stefani, you'd be wrong. She is ... Arianna Huffington, sex symbol. "Yes, you... More »

HuffPo Lawsuit Is ... Bunk

Says Jeff Bercovici . And Jack Shafer. And Glynnis MacNicol.

(Newser) - Jeff Bercovici calculated that if the $105 million class action suit against the Huffington Post ends in a burst of glory for the site's 9,000 unpaid bloggers, they'll each get a check for $11,666. But, writing for Forbes , he has a warning: "Don’t go spending your... More »

Unpaid Bloggers File Suit Against Huffington Post

Freelancer Jonathan Tasini brings suit, claims 'implied' compensation

(Newser) - Freelance writer Jonathan Tasini has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Huffington Post/AOL, seeking $105 million in damages for the hundreds of unpaid bloggers toiling for the site. Tasini tells the Washington Post that there was an “implied promise” of compensation for those writers. “Some people were given... More »

Huffington Axes Scores of AOL Writers

Writers organizing electronic strike against liberal mogul

(Newser) - The new Arianna Huffington-run AOL news operation has fired scores of AOL business and finance freelancers, and is offering them the opportunity to work again—for free, according to reports from contributors. The popular liberal's controversial labor practices are triggering another uproar over AOL's multi-million-dollar acquisition of the Huffington Post,... More »

HuffPo Writers: How About Some Pay?

$315M deal leaves unpaid contributors out in cold

(Newser) - The Huffington Post's sale to AOL for $315 million —and the estimated $18 million to $100 million Arianna Huffington made on the deal—has left the news site's unpaid contributors wondering where their piece of the pie is, the Daily notes. "My share of the Huffington Post sale,... More »

AOL-HuffPo Deal Seems Pretty Win-Win

HuffPo gets cash, AOL gets a vision, advertisers get eyeballs

(Newser) - AOL's purchase of the Huffington Post is drawing plenty of muted cheers—and a few harsh critiques. Most seem to agree that both sides come out ahead.
  • “The content rollup has begun,” writes Michael Wolff at MediaWeek , and new media is becoming old media—"if it’s
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AOL Buying Huffington Post for $315M

Arianna Huffington will head AOL content

(Newser) - AOL is buying the Huffington Post for a whopping $315 million, and Arianna Huffington will become the owner of AOL news content. The purchase will bring the AOL news operation another 25 million visitors a day, reports AP. That's expected to help AOL boost its struggling display advertising business. The... More »

2 Dems Sue Huffington for Stealing Website Idea

Arianna says it's a scam, a 'completely absurd, ludicrous supposition'

(Newser) - Two Democratic political consultants are alleging, in a lawsuit filed in New York State Court, that Arianna Huffington and her business partner stole their blueprint for the website now called the Huffington Post, reports Ben Smith for Politico. James Boyce and Peter Daou claim that they had a handshake agreement... More »

Brown, Huffington Tweak Feud Report

HuffPo, Daily Beast proprietors trash Guardian rumors

(Newser) - Sure, the Daily Beast's Tina Brown wants a Newsweek merger because she crazy-hates rival Arianna Huffington, or so claims the Guardian. "We are sooooo busted," laments one AriHuff in a "leaked" IM conversation with one TBrown. "How did they find out we 'simply cannot stand each... More »

News Sites Reconsider Anonymous Comments

Move to pull comments out of gutter

(Newser) - The anonymous free-for-all that online news commenters have always counted on may not be around for much longer. As anonymous comments come under increasing attack as bastions of "crudity, bigotry, meanness and plain nastiness," as one journalist puts it, many news sites are moving away from the practice,... More »

HuffPo Blogger Unmasked as Fake Rothschild

'Stefan de Rothschild' is really Brit hoaxer Monty Roberts

(Newser) - Huffington Post editors were thrilled to find blogger Stefan de Rothschild, a wealthy heir whose $2.5 million donation to Haiti made national news. The only problem? None of it was true. Stefan "Monty" Roberts of Britain was unmasked by a group of flinty-eyed Wikipedia editors who noticed his... More »

Wall Street Bonuses Ripe for Tea Party Rage

Big finance could face populist pitchforks

(Newser) - Bailed-out Wall Street execs handing themselves hefty bonuses this month should prepare for outrage not only from Dems inside the Beltway but from tea partiers, who hold their first convention in Nashville next month. The rage that has been focused on big government and health care reform could easily swing... More »

Hey, Barack: Yes, You Still Can

Plouffe book recalls a historic campaign that got lost in transition

(Newser) - 'Yes, we can" was the rallying cry of a game-changing campaign that swept Obama to victory on the shoulders of a grass-roots tidal wave one year ago—and President Obama would do well to remember Candidate Obama, writes Arianna Huffington in a lengthy look at David Plouffe's new campaign memoir.... More »

Arianna: Biden Should Resign Over Afghanistan

If Obama ramps up troops, the VP should quit on principle

(Newser) - Joe Biden should resign on principle if President Obama sends more troops to Afghanistan, writes Arianna Huffington. It's no secret Biden has "deep reservations" about ramping up the war effort there. "So if the president does decide to escalate, Biden, for the good of the country, should escalate... More »

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