Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Price of Cultivating Paranoia

... is being paid by Arianna Huffington right about now.

She just sold the Huffington Post to AOL for $315M. Her readers have been marinating in anti-business paranoia for years and are reacting predictably.

Profit is evil and dooms free thought and ideas.
I liked coming to the Hufftingto­n post...It was a place of free thought and ideas. It saddens me about the deal and seeing how much the Hufftinton has change. I will be going back to Need to Know and The news Trust a social news network. Both of them are nonprofit and relay on the commuity and people to help them grow...Maybe you could build thier commuity the way you built the Huffington and help them stay a independen­t nonprofit progressiv­ely visionary news organizati­on and social news network.
Profit kills honesty.
Said it before and will happily offer it again.. Democracyn­ is dignified, honest, and does not pull its punches.

Watch this video to get a taste of the level of awareness they are making available.


The show is hosted by Amy Goodman and co-host Juan Gonzales, real heroes of the independen­t media world.
Money is evil.
Corporations kill things.
Great. Another great media concept watered down and ruined by this particular large corporatio­n. Tragic.
It goes on and on and on. They took all this time to convince their readers that corporations were ruining the Earth, enslaving the poor, cheating customers and devoid of any sense of decency. How else could this have been seen other than as a sellout?

This a scene from the past as the nonprofit Huffington Post guard will no longer stand at the gate, defending the Proletariat.


Jeff Burton said...

This too will turn to dust, like most things AOL touches.

Anonymous said...

"It saddens me about the deal and seeing how much the Hufftinton has change"

Shhhh, don't tell them she used to be a republicannn..


Anonymous said...

And a Greek too, at that.