A few weeks ago Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost --- who, according to Time magazine, claims she is "the future of news" --- was discovered doing a video advertisement for one of her biggest advertisers, Toyota. (Not that this would in any way influence her "nonpartisan" newspaper's coverage of Toyota's rash of recent recalls or anything...) In that instance, at least she was only betraying the last vestige of journalistic integrity on AOL's dime, and Toyota's --- NOT ours.
Now, thanks to a tip from HUFF-WATCH reader "Pam B," we learn from CNSNews that Government Motors (formerly known as GM) --- of which U.S. taxpayers own 500 million shares (26% of outstanding stock) --- is a "founding partner" of HuffPost Live, Arianna's new live video venture:
What could go wrong?
Given our long history of documenting her activities, we have full confidence that thanks to U.S. taxpayer funding, Arianna will use her new video outlet to continue smearing and inciting hate against the U.S. military, Israel and Jews, the Tea Party and conservative individuals and organizations. Correction: GM will now be enabling her --- using our tax dollars --- to engage in these activities.
Do you have an opinion you'd like to express to GM about this? Here's how to do so.
Of course, as we all know, only intolerant racists-extremists-homophobes would object to such a use of our tax dollars.
If, however, you decide to voice disappointment to GM regarding its use of our tax dollars to enable the self-proclaimed "nonpartisan journalist" Arianna Huffington, here is Cadillac's general contact info - phone, email and mailing address.
If you're really daring, you should address your complaint to Daniel F. Akerson, GM's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Or, if you want to ratchet it up even further, voice your dissent to GM's Board of Directors, here.
And if you're feeling super-adventurous, you could always begin writing or calling HuffPost's other big-dollar enablers --- via this directory of its other major advertisers.