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Arianna Huffington's Advice Impossible, Says Elon Musk

She encourages frazzled CEO to work saner hours

(Newser) - Arianna Huffington is calling on Elon Musk to adopt a healthier work-life balance, but the Tesla CEO says that's not an option, per the AP . In a tweet early Sunday after arriving home from a late night at a Tesla factory, Musk told the Huffington Post founder that his...

36 Female SNLers Back Franken, to Criticism

They use a letter to thank him, to the dismay of social media users

(Newser) - The current cast of Saturday Night Live is far from supporting SNL alum and alleged harasser Al Franken, but the same can't be said of former staff. In a letter , 36 women who previously worked on the show say they "feel compelled to stand up for Al Franken,...

Uber Wants Female CEO, Has 3 Dudes in the Running

No women appear to want to take on ride-sharing company beset by sexism woes

(Newser) - After what the Washington Post calls "copiously combing through binders full of women across corporate America" in a search for a woman CEO to repair its sexist image, Uber has apparently come up with three names—all of them white guys. Rejected by the likes of Sheryl Sandberg , Meg...

At Uber Meeting on Sexual Harassment, a Sexist Joke

David Bonderman has since resigned from Uber's board

(Newser) - You know what's ill-advised at an Uber meeting addressing sexual harassment and other misconduct? David Bonderman does. Just as Uber was announcing a host of changes , one more came Tuesday when the billionaire businessman resigned from Uber's board of directors. Earlier Tuesday, Bonderman had interrupted fellow board member...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Is 'Lying' Romney Ad OK?
 Is 'Lying' Romney Ad OK? 

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...

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...

Arianna Huffington: Sex Symbol?
 Sex Symbol? 

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...

Huffington Post Lawsuit Is Bunk
 HuffPo Lawsuit Is ... Bunk 

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

AOL-HuffPo Deal Seems Pretty Win-Win

 Deal Seems 
 Pretty Win-Win 

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

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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