Sunday, February 21, 2010

Archive of Special Reports


Has Arianna been lying since 2005 about HuffPost's bias, and mission? It seems so. (What a shock!)
(1/30/11) Since beginning HUFF-WATCH, one question has lurked in our minds: Was there was a specific point in time that HuffPost's senior management decided (a) to transform it into the hyper-partisan radical leftist hate site that it is now --- yet (b) continue allowing Arianna to publicly claim the site is "nonpartisan," etc. --- just as she has since its opening, 2005?

Thanks to a Vanity Fair expose' on the two men who are now suing Arianna Huffington and her business partners, we get our first inside view of how and why HuffPost was really born, and the purpose it was really designed to fulfill. And it's 180 degrees opposite of what Arianna has been telling us. Further, assuming these men are telling the truth (and we have good reason to believe they are), it means that since its May 2005 debut, every time Arianna or one of her sales reps told the public or prospective advertisers that HuffPost is a "nonpartisan" news site, etc., she and other veteran senior management knew it was a lie.

HuffPost and the Tucson tragedy
Starting a few minutes after the shooting of Rep. Giffords, Arianna and her minions took a look at the facts and decided to tell an egregiously biased, one-sided narrative of what happened. And when the facts and the truth got even louder, HuffPost dug in its heels and doubled-down, in order to incite hate against Sarah Palin, conservatives and the Tea Party --- even though a stronger case could be made that it was the radical left that inspired the shooter. Our documentation of Arianna's and HuffPost's shameless acts came in three parts:

Ahmadinejad announces his love for Arianna Huffington

(6/13/10; A grim-satirical assessment of the myriad ways in which HuffPost willfully aids the cyber-jihad against Israel, Jews and the U.S. military)

My Dear Arianna:

Until now, I have not formally thanked you for all you do for me, and for the cyber-jihad. With this detailed email, I hope to make up for this lapse, and list some of the many reasons why I love you. Yes, Arianna, I am finally ready to admit it: I am deeply, truly, madly, eternally in love with you.

But the "journalistic" decisions you've made at HuffPost over the last few weeks regarding the "peace flotilla" (LOL!!!) that I and my jihadi brothers and sisters organized, have been extraordinarily helpful.

helpful that my heart is simply bursting with gratitude... and, yes, love!, to the point where I can no longer hold these feelings in!

Why do I love you? Let me count the ways...

Is HuffPost racist? By its own standards, it would appear so

  • (5/2/10) HuffPost has published numerous "news" articles (and innumerable blog articles) that falsely allege the Tea Party is "racist" (1, 2, 3). And on two recent occasions, HuffPost published racially inflammatory articles against blacks (1, 2).

  • 75% of America is white; 79% of the Tea Party is white (Gallup).

  • Yet as this article documents, apparently 0% of HuffPost's top executives, reporters and editors are black. So who are the real racists here?

  • Also see our special report, HuffPost vs the Tea Party: Which one *really* incites and tolerates hate speech & calls for violence?

HuffPost vs the Tea Party: Which one *really* incites and tolerates hate speech & calls for violence?
(5/4/10) This special report provides detailed documentation that demonstrates how the world's #1 blogsite, which has repeatedly claimed it is a "nonpartisan" source of "news":
(a) Has essentially been waging a "journalistic jihad" against the Tea Party since late 2009, by publishing "news" stories containing incendiary falsehoods against both event organizers and attendees (and that this is part of HuffPost's broader smear campaigns against conservatives, Israel, and the U.S. military)

(b) Has been protecting users who are the most egregious violators of its comment policies --- invariably radical leftists --- while censoring and ejecting other users who challenge, mock or complain about them

(c) Has created the very environment of hate (and potential danger*) that it has publicly claimed it works diligently to prevent (*radical leftists are now the primary perpetrators of political violence; the last thing we need is the #1 blogsite in the world providing more incitement for them)
As a special bonus in the report's conclusion, a noted forensic psychiatrist, Lyle Rossiter, M.D., provides a summary of the psychological motivations and dynamics of one who falsely accuses another of being a racist, without evidence --- or in spite of evidence to the contrary.

Do any black Americans support the Tea Party? Yes, right here
(4/24/10) How long have you been told that the Tea Party is comprised of white racists? That any black American who affiliates with the Tea Party has betrayed his or her race, or is a paid shill? Since late 2009, HuffPost has been steadily propagating these and other libelous myths.

Here are ten videos that tell a different story. Pay special attention to the videos of the candidates for Congress --- Lt. Col. Allen West (3), Angela McGlowan (4), and Bill Randall (6) --- and please consider supporting them.

Beyond chutzpah: Arianna Huffington objects to PolitiFact claiming she tells "half-truths"
(7/17/10) There are times when the world seems like a tragic comedy. Such was the case on July 5, 2010, when Arianna Huffington lashed out at PolitiFact for daring to expose some of the half-truths she tells. Sometimes, though, the world gets a respite. Such is the case with this report, in which we hold Ms. Huffington to account for some of the false and egregiously misleading"news" stories that Huffington Post (of which she is Editor-In-Chief) has published.

Beyond hypocrisy: Arianna Huffington accuses Fox of "inciting" hate

(1/31/10) For years, HuffPost has been inciting and tolerating hatred of Israel, Jews, conservatives and members of America's armed forces. It has also been protecting the most vile abusers of its policies --- including users who threaten/urge violence against others, and notable public figures --- while banning those who mock or challenge them, some, after as few as six comments.

Given this, one might think that that Ms. Huffington would be careful about accusing others of inciting hate. But on the Jan. 31, 2010 "This Week" program, she had the gall to accuse Roger Ailes and Fox News of "inciting" hate, and of "heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy." None of the "journalists" on the program called Ms. Huffington out on the fact HuffPost has done, and continues to do far worse than what she accused others of doing. This special report does so, with extensive documentation, and detailed addendum items.

Quiz: Are you qualified to be a HuffPost Moderator?

(3/18/10) Do you have what it takes to be a HuffPost Moderator?
By the time you finish this quiz, we'll both know for sure!

For example, if a user wants to repeatedly claim that President Bush should be shot, have his head cut off, or put up against a wall and shot, should you block these comments and ban him --- or approve and publish these comments, and ban users who criticize him? What about when he wants to boast about being interviewed in his home by the Secret Service for these and other comments?

Test your ethics against real-world scenarios and see how you do!

The Stimulus And The (Approved) Response: Anti-Semitism and Israel-Hatred on Huffington Post
(1/16/10) The result of three years of observation, this report documents:

(1) Numerous examples of HuffPost's incitement of anti-Israel perceptions, and the defamatory user comments that have appeared on the site in response, with special focus on Israel's recent Operation Cast Lead

(2) The fact that many of the most egregious violators of Huffington Post's stated policies, including some of its most prolific anti-Semitic propagandists, remain active users --- some, with tens of thousands of comments in their archives

(3) The fact that contrary to Huffington Post's public statements, since at least March 2008, it has been pre-moderating all user comments, meaning that all of the hateful and defamatory comments that appear have been approved by its moderators

HuffPost's Protection Of Blood Libels Against The U.S. Military
(5/29/09) Blood libels are lies so serious that they can and do incite violent retribution on behalf of alleged "victims." In summary, HuffPost knowingly enabled and protected an egregious violator of its policies to repeatedly post phony pictures on all its top news threads, allegedly showing American soldiers sexual torturing Muslim women and children, which he claimed is a matter of their "standard operating procedure." When a Huff-Watch operative attempted to expose these photos as fakes, HuffPost repeatedly blocked his comments, then banned him.

HuffPost's protection of the most egregious violators of its "policies" --- and its banning of non-violators, often on a minute-to-minute basis
(9/12/09) HuffPost has repeatedly claimed that user comments that violate its policy may "occasionally slip through," but that it vigilantly works 24-7 to prevent these anomalies.

This report, the result of years of documentation, demonstrates that contrary to HuffPost's claims, it has knowingly allowed and protected the most egregious violators of its policies to essentially "live" on the site --- some, for years --- while at the same time, banning non-violating users who dare to challenge or mock them, some, after as few as six comments. Those who wonder why HuffPost's "news" comment threads look so different from those on other major political blogsites, and often are overflowing with egregious violations of civility and its (supposed) rules will find this article very enlightening.


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