"[At HuffPost] there are guidelines that have to be followed -- and they include a prohibition on... inflammatory claims..."
- Feb. 1, 2010
“[T]oo many reporters have forgotten that the highest calling of journalists is to ferret out the truth, consequences be damned...”
- July 29, 2009
On Thursday, November 4, this inflammatory splash headline was apparently HuffPost's contribution to bringing "sanity" back to America:
Is the headline true? Are the GOP's projected chairmen "nearly all white," as HuffPost claims in its subhead? Well, in the words of the old Hertz commercials, "Not exactly."
The fact is that NO decisions have been made about committee assignments. None. This is pure speculation.
It's also worthwhile to note that HuffPost has provided NO coverage of the notable African-American Republicans who've won seats in the House. In fact, the previous day, the AP --- HuffPost's #1 source for news --- provided some good coverage of this issue, which HuffPost has made the conscious decision to ignore. Excerpts from "Minorities ride GOP wave to groundbreaking wins":
The Republican wave produced groundbreaking results for minority candidates, from Latina and Indian-American governors to a pair of black congressmen from the Deep South.
Insurance company owner Tim Scott will be the first black Republican congressman from South Carolina since Reconstruction, after easily winning in his conservative district. Scott, a 45-year-old state representative, earned a primary victory over the son of the one-time segregationist U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond.
In Florida, veteran Allen West ousted a two-term Democrat to a House seat. He is the first black Republican elected to Congress from Florida since a former slave served two terms in the 1870s.
In New Mexico, Susana Martinez was elected as the nation's first female Hispanic governor. Nikki Haley, whose parents were born in India, will be the first woman governor in South Carolina, and Brian Sandoval became Nevada's first Hispanic governor.
HuffPost made no mention of any of this on its front page since the election. Instead, it chose to focus on stories discussing Bristol Palin, Katy Perry's thoughts of breast-reduction surgery, Julianne Moore's "peek-a-boo dress," and the fourth day of its breathless coverage of a 10-year-old who gave birth (right).
In reality, this is just the latest episode of HuffPost's long, long, long history of inciting hatred against conservative individuals and organizations, based on nothing but its own propaganda and malicious libels, which reached its zenith with its "journalistic jihad" against the Tea Party.
Fact: HuffPost is far less diverse than the Tea Party
How do we know? Judge for yourself:
- 75% of America is white; 79% of the Tea Party is white (Gallup)
- Yet apparently 0% of HuffPost's top executives, reporters and editors are black
As we document in this article, pictures of all (or at least the vast majority) of HuffPost's top people show they are all white.
HuffPost operates in California, New York, and Washington DC. Are we supposed to believe that there is not a single qualified black executive, reporter or editor in any of those cities? Really, HuffPost?
Fact: HuffPost has a history of publishing racially-inflammatory articles, and tolerating race-hatred amongst its protected radical leftist users
Here are but two examples of how HuffPost incites and stokes racial division and hatred, through articles it has decided to run on its front page:
3/29/10: HuffPost's near-racist smear of RNC Chairman Michael Steele
HuffPost ran a splash headline implying that RNC chairman Michael Steele was in close proximity to two scantily-clad white women in a bondage situation. Yet for at least 16 hours after it acknowledged that this implication was false, it refused to remove the headline photo --- thus providing the grist for radical leftist hate comments against Steele.
3/20/10: Did HuffPost claim that black people are "the laziest people ever"?
Judge for yourself; those who know HuffPost know that it would have gone ballistic with charges of "racism!" had any non-leftist publication put forth such a "story":
Also see these two articles, which document the fact that while HuffPost approves and publishes racial slurs submitted by the radical leftists it enables, protects and emboldens, it fast-banned a user who posted carbon copies of these racial slurs, but which are altered to be directed a leftist political figure (of color).
Then, there's HuffPost's long history of protecting the worst-of-the-worst radical leftists, who routinely employ racist hate speech. (See full report here). One example is "Postman66" --- whom HuffPost actually promoted to a "Community Moderator" --- long after it knowingly permitted him to:
- Claim that Justice Clarence Thomas is "the original Watermelon man," and an "Oreo"
- Claim that President Bush "should be put up against a wall and shot"
- Post more than 33,000 comments in 18 months
- Essentially "live" on the site, posting 100-300 comments over 10-18 hours a day, practically every day
Why is the entire "journalistic" establishment apparently too afraid of Arianna Huffington to stand up to her, and point out the glaring, egregious hypocrisy and racial bias of the "newspaper" that bears her name, and of which she is the Editor-In-Chief? Perhaps one day, someone in a position of influence will analyze this issue.
If you share our opposition to HuffPost's racial bias, and its incitement and tolerance of racial hatred --- especially as it is an advertiser-supported publication that has repeatedly claimed it is nonpartisan --- we urge you to do three things:
(1) Make your voice known to HuffPost's senior management (politely, please), here
(2) Write to or call one or more of HuffPost's top advertisers, to let them know your thoughts on what they're enabling with their ad dollars
(3) Forward the link to this story along to others who support racial diversity, and inclusion of black Americans into our political process
ADDENDUM 1, Nov. 4: HuffPost becomes slightly less subdued in its racial insinuations against the GOP
About 15 minutes after we published the above analysis, HuffPost moved the "story" down to its center column... and removed all ambiguity in its insinuation:
Well, as long as we're showing "family" pictures with all (or nearly-all) white faces, why exclude HuffPost? Here's HuffPost's "family" picture from December 2009. Notice anything missing (aside from the two black faces)? Why, it almost looks like a Klan rally, doesn't it?
ADDENDUM 2, Nov. 4: HuffPost continues ignoring GOP minority gains, instead focuses on publishing crap stories on its front page
Instead of informing its readers of the fact that the GOP made important outreach efforts to minorities, and that they won a number of historic seats in federal and state offices, HuffPost continued its relentless, depraved quest to continue using its front page to feature stories of... just a bit less substance.
How much less? Would you believe... another one of Arianna's bookpimping events? "The challenges of transgender aging"? Bear-chases-bison down highway? Tina Fey reprising her Sarah Palin imitation? Yes, really.