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"Socialite Arianna Huffington built a blog-empire on the backs of thousands of citizen journalists," a post at Adbusters begins. "She exploited our idealism and let us labor under the illusion that the Huffington Post was different, independent and leftist. Now she’s cashed in and three thousand indie bloggers find themselves working for a megacorp."
But the Huffington Post is not Arianna’s to sell. It is ours: the lefty writers and readers, environmentalism activists and anti-corporate organizers who flooded the site with 25 million visits a month. So we’re going to take it back.
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
I'm really at a loss for words as to why Arianna sold the Huffington Post to AOL of all people.
But the Huffington Post is not Arianna’s to sell. It is ours
Originally posted by pedroroach
It's the people that contributed that made her who she is, and now that people have built her up to who she is she turns around and turns it into profit. Not for the builders, but herself. That is what is wrong with it.
Originally posted by hotbakedtater
That would be like some posters from here trying to get up in arms if the owners sold ATS.