AOL buys the Huffington Post

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    CNN) -- AOL has agreed to purchase The Huffington Post for $315 million, the two entities announced in a joint news release Monday.

    "As part of the transaction, Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post's co-founder and editor-in-chief, will be named president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, which will include all Huffington Post and AOL content," the statement said.

    The new group will have a combined 117 million unique visitors a month in the United States and 270 million around the world, according to the release, which cited December 2010 data from the marketing research company comScore.

    AOL agrees to purchase Huffington Post for $315 million - CNN.com
     
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    A match made in the deepest, darkest pit of retard hell.
     
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    $315 mil....Not too shabby for a "useless leftwing rag"
     
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    So Arianna started a website, built it up and drove large amounts of traffic to it and then sold it for a huge sum of money. Good for her! That's the American Dream of private ownership. I just feel sorry for her that she has to probably pay confiscatory tax rates for the sale.

    (By the way most people don't know it but Arianna and Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham are good friends)
     
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    its a good investment for aol. For some reason people actually believe that bullcrap.
     
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    That's what people said when AOL merged with Time Warner, long said to have been in a steep decline. How'd that one work out?

    The only thing AOL does well is sucker investors out of money.
     
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    Good for her is right.

    I remember when AH was a staunch Republican. She might still be but in the closet.

    Didn't take her long to figure out how to make a buck.
     
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    Probably the first honest buck she has earned since before she married Michael Huffington.
     
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    She's an interesting woman. This merger will be good for all concerned, I think. I ♥ good old HuffPo, but they could tightened up their editorial standards just a hair. I'm assuming she won't be running AOL like a revival meeting?
     
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    Huffington post is worth that much? all I ever see over there is pics of Kim Kardashians ass cheeks.
     

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