- Jul 11, 2004
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This proves AOL News has lost its mind, said L. Brent Bozell III, president of the Media Research Center. Huffington, who switched from being a conservative commentator to a liberal/progressive writer in the 90s, will lead the newly formed Huffington Post Media Group, which will integrate all Huffington Post content with AOL Content, including news, tech, women, loca, multicultural, entertainment, video, community, and more, according to the news release issued Monday morning.
They must be in such dire straits that theyve been blinded by the millions and think an acquisition of The Huffington Post is worth sacrificing credibility and objectivity, Bozell said. "AOL News is fooling only itself in thinking there is no journalistic conflict in merging with a hate-filled, vicious, radically left-wing rag.
According to AOL, the new combined media group will reach 117 million Americans and 270 million globally, in terms of unique visits each month. The Huffington Post, which Huffington started in 2005, currently has a monthly online readership of 25 million unique visitors each month.
The Huffington Post, Bozell said, is not just a liberal publication -- it is a purveyor of anti-conservative hate speech. Lets do a quick review of The Huffington Post," he said in a statement. "Our Huffingtons House of Horrors Special Report revealed beyond a shadow of a doubt the ongoing campaign of profanity, crude sexual and excretory metaphors and outright hate speech against conservatives, all under the leadership of Arianna Huffington."
In fact, just last month, Huffington's site published a man saying the next 'Great American Story' would be Dick Cheney receiving a heart transplant from a brain-dead American soldier from Iraq, possibly causing the heart to implode knowing it was trapped inside Dick Cheney,'" said Bozell.