For years, HUFF-WATCH has been documenting how HuffPost, under Arianna's direction, has been smearing and inciting hate against the U.S. military, Israel and Jews, the Tea Party and conservatives, based on false and inflammatory claims (which she falsely claimed are prohibited at HuffPost).
Now, Arianna has apparently decided to broaden the reach of the groups she insults, and her newest targets --- ironically, both stalwarts of leftist politics --- are fighting back:
GLAAD denounces Huffington Post for ‘sex for tuition’ article about gay students
LGBTQ Nation, September 2, 2011
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has called for an apology and retraction after the Huffington Post this week featured, on its home page, an article titled, “Sex For Tuition: Gay Students Using ‘Sugar Daddies’ To Pay Off Loan Debt.”
GLAAD called the post, authored by Amanda Fairbanks, “one of the most trite, stereotype-peddling articles we’ve seen in a long time” and denounced the Huffington Post for standing behind it.
Fairbanks and her interview subjects happily play into several alarming and potentially dangerous stereotypes about the LGBT community – completely unchallenged.
The author quotes someone as saying these gay students “used the money to afford the extravagant and often lavish gay lifestyle,” while another said, “In the gay scene, all you really have is your age or your money.”
Fairbanks herself writes, “Unlike in the straight world, many say they find working as an escort on the gay scene to be an accepted, even applauded practice.”
GLAAD said the article presents the “gay scene” as a single-minded monolith that supports prostitution, and perpetuates false stereotypes often use by the “staunchest opponents of equality.”
Arianna's also even managed to infuriate a group of black leftists(!):
Huffington Post-AOL's Black Voices Are Just More Corporate White Noise
Bruce A. Dixon, Black Agenda Report, August 31, 2011
The August rollout of Huffington Post - AOL’s “Black Voices” was not a good thing for those who want to see, well, more black voices on the internet. Just like corporate commercial black radio and TV, the “black perspective” of corporate internet sites like theRoot.com (owned by the Washington Post), theGrio.com (an MSNBC production), and Huffington-AOL’s Black Voices does not recognize African Americans as a polity or community with our own traditions and opinions. To the corporate media owners we’re just another market to be sliced, diced and delivered to the highest bidder. [...]
A few months ago, friends of some Georgia prisoners beat down after the 2010 inmate strike handed me a story on how prison guards and wardens were being investigated by other state agencies for the maltreatment of prisoners, and that the first of these had already been indicted, with more to come. For the protection of the prisoners they needed their story before the widest possible audience in a hurry.
I had a Huffington Post login so I wrote and posted it on a Sunday evening, hoping it would get through the editorial filters by some time Monday. It didn’t. Huffington Post editors finally told me on Thursday the story just wasn’t a “good fit” for them. Not surprising, from a strict marketing point of view. Black prisoners and their families and friends typically hail from the lowest income parts of our community, and what advertiser really wants to bother with that?
Whoever imagines the addition of a new “Black Voices” section would change that is not thinking clearly. Its executive editor is a former CEO of the Oprah Winfrey Network and an ex-president at MTV, and a BET co-founder holds the position of “strategic advisor.” These are people who’ve been filtering and limiting the black conversation on behalf of their corporate cronies for a generation now.
HUFF-WATCH documented HuffPost's racial bias more than a year ago. Glad to see that others are finally awakening to the reality behind the woman who claims she's "the future of journalism."
It seems the only group that Arianna hasn't offended with her shameless smears and carnival-like yellow journalism sideshow is transvestite lesbian albino midgets.
Give it time. Arianna's quest to wreck both AOL and HuffPost has barely begun.