Posted by sawyer on November 12, 2008 at 20:11:11
In Reply to: Re: WP = Good journalism ??????? posted by MG on November 12, 2008 at 01:22:49:
I'm not so sure that Mayhill Fowler, the author of that piece on Obama, realized at the time just how controversial his comments would be. She was an admitted Obama supporter and probably agreed with him. I think that in hindsight, however, she seems to appreciate the weight of his remarks, after reading one of her recent articles.
Arianna Huffington, the creator of Huffingtonpost, was a liberal who became a conservative and now claims to be a progressive (often a euphemism for liberal) independent. During her right-wing conservative days, I sometimes thought that she was clever and amusing, but a bit odd. Her flaky, New Age views may account for the "odd."
Arianna appeared on Time's 100 most annoying-influential people list:
Why she might be annoying (according to Time)
*She became a candidate in the 2003 California governor recall election.
*To steal some of the spotlight from rival candidate Arnold Schwartzenegger, she rushed over to be in his photo when he announced his candidacy and knocked over all the microphones.
*She supported her husband, Michael Huffington, when he ran for California senate but after he lost they divorced. Her husband later announced he was gay.
*Michael Huffington said their kids did not want either of them to run in the California governor recall, and when she did, the kids decided to live with him instead of her.
*She was a conservative and now is a progressive independent.
I happened to be registered on Huffingtonpost. You see, while I may not be willing to give monetary support to left-leaning media, I do read their articles and listen to their pundits speak from time to time. I don't dislike hearing opposing views, but, rather welcome them. More often than not, they affirm my own views by the shear weakness of many of their arguments.
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