2008 flashback: In the leadup to the presidential election, HuffPost published on its front page a "news" story that claimed "Cindy McCain Is A Dick"; it also gave front-page coverage to a false allegation that Sen. McCain called his Cindy a "c*nt."
Today (8/15/12), Arianna posted her picture on HuffPost's front page, regarding her concern about the "negative tone" of the presidential campaign. Right.
On August 15, HuffPost published the this story about Ann Romney on its front page:
As shown in the screencap below, and recently reaffirmed by Arianna Huffington (more), all user comments on HuffPost are pre-moderated --- meaning not a single one is published before a moderator reviews and approves it:
HuffPost reviewed, approved and decided to publish "comments" by radical leftists (1) calling Mrs. Romney a "c*nt," (2) openly wishing for her to be murdered, and (3) other assorted extreme vulgarity against her.
Anticipating an outpouring of the most vulgar attacks on her as one can possibly imagine, a HUFF-WATCH spotter went to this thread, and what was the first comment observed? One from "GOPsLieAboutEverything," a radical leftist to call Mrs. Romney a "c*nt":
Gimme a C
Gimme a U
Gimme a N
Gimme a T
What do you have? Ann Romney
Next up: HuffPost reviewed, approved and decided to enable a long-term protected radical leftist user, "its_miller_time," to post a "comment" containing an implied wish that Mrs. Romney be murdered:
its miller time
A soldier with a gun puts a blind fold over your eyes, asks you if you would like a cigarette, pushes you down to your knees and says trust me.
Next up: Comments claiming that Mrs. Romney is subservient to Gov. Romney, and that she uses a phallus on him:
But won't Arianna say these are all "accidents"? That these are comments "accidentally" slipped through HuffPost's army of hyper-vigilant comment moderators?
Of course she will. Just as she has since 2007. She has repeatedly claimed that comments like these are anomalies, that they are all accidents. In fact, just few weeks ago, on July 10, 2012 she said:
"It took the Huffington Post six years to reach 100 million comments -- all pre-moderated to ensure a non-toxic atmosphere."Right. This special HUFF-WATCH report documents in extreme detail the fact that for at least the past four years, Arianna has been repeatedly lying to the public regarding HuffPost's supposed vigilant work to ensure a civil commenting environment, and keep the most egregious violators of its comment policy out. In fact, HuffPost has been actively protecting the most vile, vicious, vulgar, threatening of the radical leftists and radical Islamists who flock to the site, while banning --- after as few as six comments --- conservatives who dare to attempt to speak out against them.
Fact: All of these users have been enabled and protected by HuffPost for a very long time.
HuffPost has enabled "GOPsLieAboutEverything" to post more than 1,500 comments since February 2011:
And as you can see from our quick perusal of his comment history, HuffPost has, for a very long time, enabled and protected him to attack other users based on his apparently pathological fixation on using incest-based insults:
HuffPost has enabled and protected "its_miller_time," to post more than 27,000 comments since February 2010 --- and more than 175 today (each user's profile contains 25 comments per page; this is page 7):
HuffPost has enabled and protected "bustoff" --- who claimed Mrs. Romney uses a phallus on her husband --- to post nearly 1,300 comments since June 2011:
Richly-documented previous instances of HuffPost knowingly enabling and protecting radical leftists to post threats and urgings of murder against others --- up to and including presidents and their First Ladies:
HuffPost's protection of the most egregious violators of its "policies" --- and its banning of non-violators, on a minute-to-minute basisBut according to Arianna, these were all just mysterious accidents --- just as was HuffPost's fast-banning of conservatives who dared to attempt to complain about these maniacs.
HuffPost vs the Tea Party: Which one *really* incites and tolerates hate speech & calls for violence?
HuffPost smears Sarah Palin (again), enables hate, death wishes against her
Quiz: Are you qualified to be a HuffPost Moderator?
For the third time, HuffPost allows murder-threatening Moderator to return, resume threats
Special Report: HuffPost MODERATOR: "Hey, let's murder Boehner, the Kochs and others!!!" (HuffPost: "Approved, protected!!!")
HuffPost allows banned radical leftist Moderator to return, resume posting threats against Scalia, the Kochs --- and bans users who complain
Special Report: HuffPost enables, protects MODERATORS to post threats, urgings of violence
"Hey, let's go murder energy industry executives!!!" (HuffPost: "Approved, protected!!!")
The "Mirror Mirror" Test: HuffPost instantly banned a user who attempted to post carbon-copies of the vulgar smears it allowed radical leftist users to post against Gov. Palin --- but which were reworded to be against Michelle Obama.
Despite its Comment Policy's prohibition of comments containing vulgar, racist, personal attacks, HuffPost has made it a practice of reviewing, approving and deciding to publish such comments when they're directed at Sarah Palin and her children ("whores"; "trailer trash"; "white trash"). This test was conducted to determine what HuffPost would do if another user copied and pasted these exact comments that HuffPost approved and published regarding Sarah Palin --- but reworded them to target Michelle Obama.
As documented in The "MirrorMirror" Test, HuffPost instantly banned the user who submitted these comments against Michelle Obama... in part, as a result of the urging of another user --- whom it had protected for years after it allowed him to advocate the murder of President Bush, and brag that he got a visit from the U.S. Secret Service as a result.
There are two things that enable HuffPost to engage in this reprehensible behavior:
- The money it gets from its roster of top-flight advertisers --- including Toyota, American Express, Chevrolet, Citibank, and many other top brands.
- The silence of "journalists" who avidly read HuffPost, yet avert their eyes from the reality that's staring them in the face --- and which we report, and send them, on a regular basis
- Report any threats or solicitations of violence against others, especially federal officials, to the FBI or Secret Service. See our detailed resource directory for more information.
- Contact HuffPost's advertisers --- especially those with whom you already do business.
Let them know your thoughts on how HuffPost has been using the money they provide it, to enable the kind of user behavior documented in this report. You might also ask if they're aware that their ad dollars are enabling HuffPost to engage in its pathological, malicious incitement of hate against the U.S. military, Israel and Jews, the Tea Party and conservative individuals and organizations.
- Send this article to journalists, newspapers and TV networks that you trust --- whether on a local or national basis.
Ask them to take a look at our documentation, and urge them to do some investigating. As you can see, throughout HUFF-WATCH is an encyclopedic cornucopia of physical evidence that backs up every aspect of every one of our allegations.
- Complain to HuffPost's senior management (not that this is going to do any good --- our readers have been sending in detailed complaints for years).