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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 »

Huffington Post's Trump Headline Is, Well, This

'NH Goes Racist Sexist Xenophobic'

(Newser) - Two weeks ago, the Huffington Post announced it would append an editor's note to the end of its stories about Donald Trump that defines him as " a serial liar , rampant xenophobe , racist , misogynist , birther and bully ," among other things. With Trump's Tuesday night win in New... More »

HuffPo to State Trump Is 'Racist' After Every Article

Also a 'serial liar' and 'rampant xenophobe'

(Newser) - Hoping to learn more about Donald Trump's campaign by perusing the Huffington Post? You'll also learn that he's a "serial liar" and a "racist." An editor's note attached to a Trump story published Wednesday reads: "Note to our readers: Donald Trump is... More »

HuffPo Finds New Home for Trump Stories

They'll now appear in politics section instead of entertainment

(Newser) - The Huffington Post has decided to return Donald Trump to the politics section that it banished him from back in July, when it called his campaign a "sideshow." HuffPo President Arianna Huffington says Trump's latest "vicious pronouncement," a call to ban all Muslims from entering... More »

HuffPo: We'll Cover Trump, but Not in Politics Section

Instead, 'what tumbles out of his mouth' will move to entertainment section

(Newser) - Donald Trump may be at or near the top in the latest GOP polls, but you'll no longer find him in the Huffington Post's political section. The site announced today that coverage of the Trump campaign is moving to the entertainment section. "Our reason is simple: Trump'... More »

Obama Wrote a Blog Post— and It Sucks

The president is suffering from a case of blogger envy, writes Jonathan Chait

(Newser) - Last month, President Obama urged Congress to ignore bloggers (along with radio pundits, lobbyists, and professional activists) because they create "manufactured crises" (you can relive that stirring speech at Mediaite ). It wasn't clear at the time what, exactly, Obama had against bloggers, writes Jonathan Chait in New ... 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 »

Barney Frank Defends 'Uncle Tom' Comments

Log Cabin Republicans 'acquiesce' to 'the masters'

(Newser) - A backlash erupted over Barney Frank's comments that Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud members are gay Uncle Toms . Frank doesn't care: He doubles down on his comments and defends them in the Huffington Post . Frank explains that gay Republicans who claim to be improving the GOP's attitude... More »

No Fiction Pulitzer Awarded for First Time in 35 Years

Huffington Post, AP, Philadelphia Inquirer , NYT all score prizes

(Newser) - The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes are out, and for the first time in 35 years a Pulitzer for fiction is not among them, reports the AP , which itself snagged an award for its series on NYPD spying. Without further ado, the list of winners:
  • Public service: Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Breaking news reporting:
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Putin Poised for Easy Victory

On track for two-thirds of vote despite Russians' frustrations

(Newser) - It's a banner day for Vladimir Putin. He'll easily sail to victory in the March 4 presidential election, according to the final big pre-election poll: About two-thirds of voters are expected to get behind him. That means a landslide against his nearest rival, Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov,... 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 »

NYT Sues HuffPo Over Mom Blog

Says 'Parentlode' too close to 'Motherlode'

(Newser) - It’s a battle of the mom blogs—though in both cases, the woman behind them is the same. The New York Times is suing the Huffington Post over the latter’s “Parentlode” blog , saying the name is too similar to the Times’ “Motherlode.” Both blogs have... 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 »

AOL Axes 900 on Heels of HuffPo Buy

That's 20% of the workforce.

(Newser) - The rumored layoffs have arrived. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong today announced that the company would cut 200 US jobs, with the content side bearing the brunt of the layoffs. The Hollywood Reporter notes that a total of 900 jobs—or 20% of the workforce—will be done away with: Some... More »

HuffPo Has Competition, Compliments of Colbert

Because Arianna takes his material, Stephen Colbert is taking hers

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert is one-upping Arianna Huffington. Because her Huffington Post likes to "repurpose" his show's content—it even has a dedicated page for his material—he's going to do the same to her. Introducing the Colbuffington Re-Post , which is in fact the Huffington Post website with Colbert's new banner... More »

Huffington Moves to Trademark the Letter 'H'

But, to be fair, only if it's underlined

(Newser) - Here's hoping you've had a healthy helping of the letter "H" already, because Arianna Huffington may soon own it. OK, so that’s exaggerating—a lot—but Gawker is still in a tizzy over two new trademarks filed by the Huffington Post in December. The first seems pretty fair:... More »

Sorry, HuffPo Bloggers, You're Not Worth Anything

Stats guru Nate Silver does the math on HuffPo's bloggers

(Newser) - Huffington Post bloggers should stop whining about their lack of pay , even after the online site was bought by AOL for $315 million—they're just not worth it, writes stats king Nate Silver at the New York Times . Silver crunched the numbers and estimates that the median blog post is... More »

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