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Boycott The Huffington Post NOW!

I’m very pissed, so this post isn’t for the family to gather around and read. :)  I’m calling for a massive boycott of The Huffington Post. As massive as I can muster, anyway. Spread the word. They have crossed over to the dark side and are “playing” progressives, returning to Arianna’s Newt Gingrich roots. If you think you know who she is, I bet you would be surprised to learn more. Coming soon to this blog.

The folks over at The Huffington Post did it again, it’s a daily thing for them…sometimes multiple times per day. They had a screaming, misleading headline slamming President Obama, which set off a tidal wave of others who believed their bullshit headline and perpetuated it. A Bloomberg story was the catalyst, they paraphrased and pulled words out of context from an interview Obama did for the magazine which implied that he’s fine with the big bonuses on Wall Street. This is the exact opposite of what he said as you will see in the full quote from the interview. I wonder if Bloomberg’s people intentionally mislead in their first story just to set off these “anti-corporatists”, which is so fucking ironic when you look at the massive operation The Huffington Post has with all their side “non-profits” and PAC’s and Arianna’s extravagant lifestyle….spit.  Anti corporatist, my ass. The Huffington Post is great at making their screaming headlines disappear once someone calls them out on it, which apparently the White House sent them several messages about. There was probably a different screaming headline earlier that I missed, but look at this one that was there when I clicked over to see what was going on. It’s gone now, of course.  And the story is buried now, they did their smear and got out.

Look at the photo, WTF. Do you suppose they have a supply of unflattering photos of him laying around just for these occasions. And the headline, President Obama said the exact same thing he’s been saying for the last 6 months, Bloomberg just spun it to their liking, probably to set off these assholes like Arianna and her editors. More than likely it’s Roy Sekoff who’s writing that shit. If you can see the smaller headlines below, “White House Moves Swiftly to Stem Fallout From Interview”….uh, fallout from your bullshit misleading interpretation of the interview. They start the bullshit and then write a story about how the White House corrects their bullshit and the bullshit parade continues at the piece of shit rag that The Huffington Post has become. Here is the full exchange, I for one, think President Obama nailed it.

QUESTION: Let’s talk bonuses for a minute: Lloyd Blankfein, $9 million; Jamie Dimon, $17 million. Now, granted, those were in stock and less than what some had expected. But are those numbers okay?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, look, first of all, I know both those guys. They’re very savvy businessmen. And I, like most of the American people, don’t begrudge people success or wealth. That’s part of the free market system. I do think that the compensation packages that we’ve seen over the last decade at least have not matched up always to performance. I think that shareholders oftentimes have not had any significant say in the pay structures for CEOs.

QUESTION: Seventeen million dollars is a lot for Main Street to stomach.

THE PRESIDENT: Listen, $17 million is an extraordinary amount of money. Of course, there are some baseball players who are making more than that who don’t get to the World Series either. So I’m shocked by that as well. I guess the main principle we want to promote is a simple principle of “say on pay,” that shareholders have a chance to actually scrutinize what CEOs are getting paid. And I think that serves as a restraint and helps align performance with pay.

The other thing we do think is the more that pay comes in the form of stock that requires proven performance over a certain period of time as opposed to quarterly earnings is a fairer way of measuring CEOs’ success and ultimately will make the performance of American businesses better.

The Huffington Post is on to their next smear job, please, stop clicking over to them. They are the real corporate whores who want your clicks so Arianna can fly around on private jets and be the west coast Sally Quinn.

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February 10, 2010 - Posted by | Media, MSM, Politics, The Huffington Post

7 Comments »

  1. Since Krugman seems all too willing to harp on the baseball player crack, I should remind him, that paying banksters a lot is not like paying $17 million for Albert Pujols, it’s like paying $17 million for Rey Ordonez.

    Comment by Dr. Squid | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  2. Agreed Doc, I guess Krugman missed the last sentence “Of course, there are some baseball players who are making more than that who don’t get to the World Series either. So I’m shocked by that as well.”

    He wasn’t making a comparison, he was pointing out that bankers aren’t the only ones who are overpaid, what’s wrong with that…..unless you are trying to justify your overreaction. It’s so revealing, isn’t it?

    Comment by ExtremeLiberal | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  3. Holy shit, Jim! Well guess what? Over at FDL the WATBs (whiny ass titty babies) were screaming about Obama “giving the bonuses to Wall Street”. WTH. I’m so tired of the backlash and the propaganda against President Obama.

    I’m going to link your post on my Twitter, my blog, and over on Think Progress.

    Comment by KayInMaine | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  4. BREAKING NEWS: THE PRESIDENT SPEAKETH ON THE SUBJECT OF BONUSES:

    http://ow.ly/16y6i6

    The White House just released this an hour ago, Jim! Maybe he read your post? I hope so! ;-)

    Comment by KayInMaine | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  5. The Huffington Post, Drudge and The Politico – one big happy, incestuous family. You can tell the quality of a site by who it’s articles link to as a reliable source. It seems like the more clicks a site gets the worse it becomes.

    Comment by skootre | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  6. This is all just getting out of hand. What the hell is the matter with these people. You know I think I need a Reiki treatment to get my equilibrium back. LOL

    Comment by Roberta in Texas | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  7. I stopped reading HuffPo a couple months ago, I got so sick of the Obama-trashing and support for quack medicine that I couldn’t stand it anymore. I never visit the site, and I avoid links to them. I’m glad to know other people feel the same. I hope of this gets some traction.

    Comment by CJS | February 13, 2010 | Reply


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