Another left wing hypocrite

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Maverick74, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Maverick74


    This is what I love about the left. They scream at the top of their lungs their left wing bullshit and then live their "actual" lives completely different. Enjoy the link.
  2. She is an opportunistic capitalist.

    Isn't that a model you embrace?

    Heck, she even employs and "end justifies the means" to reach her capitalistic goals.

    This is why I have long believed that there is no real liberal media, just corporations (or individuals) who see the media as a means to the end of making money...not actually being of any journalistic integrity.

    Thomas Paine none of them are...Paine was an ideologue through and through, he wasn't in it for the money primarily.

    Today, it is hard to find anyone who isn't in it for the money in the media.

    Do Rush, Hannity, Coulter, Beck actually believe what they preach, or are they just acting a role for the $$$.

    I read the Huffpo boards who have disowned Huffington after the AOL deal, and I just laughed to myself at their naivety.

    Ariana was always an opportunist, even in marriage.

    Two or three people who may actually be consistent in the message and the actions:

    Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, and Dennis Kucinich...and maybe Russ Feingold.
  3. Maverick74


    I don't mind the fact that she's opportunistic. It's her hypocrisy that annoys the shit out of me. She speaks out in support of the unions in Wisconsin while daring her own writers to go on strike. Classy lady.
  4. Ricter


    I thought those writers were unpaid volunteers... no?
  5. Maverick74


    Huffington Post contributors go on strike, propose collective bargaining

    Arianna Huffington is being cast by some unpaid Huffington Post contributors as an unethical robber baron. With Huffington awash in funds from AOL’s $315 million purchase of the Huffington Post, contributors have called a strike to demand proper compensation.

    The Huffington Post, established in 2005, emerged as a leading source of aggregated news content and liberal commentary written by unpaid contributors. With the success of the site, founder Arianna Huffington rocketed to national fame, frequently appearing as a guest on cable news programs.

    Bill Lasarow, Publisher and Co-Editor of Visual Art Source, announced that his organization is “now going on strike. For now, at least, no more content from us will appear on the Huffington Post.”

    Visual Art Source members have contributed content to the Huffington Post for free since 2010. Lasarow wrote that “it is unethical to expect trained and qualified professionals to contribute quality content for nothing.”

    How far the strike will spread is currently unclear. But Lasarow wrote that his group is calling for broad participation by Huffington Post contributors. “I am also calling upon all others now contributing free content, particularly original content to the Huffington Post to also join us in this strike,” wrote Lasarow.

    Lasarow wrote that his organization has two demands. The first, that the Huffington Post develop a system for paying writers and bloggers. The second, for the site to differentiate between paid promotional content and writers’ work.

    The group proposes a system of collective bargaining for contributors, expressing hope that they band together to “form a negotiating partnership with Huffington/AOL in order to pursue these and other important matters so as to professionalize this relationship.”

    While not paying contributors is perfectly legal, Lasarow noted, it is “unethical and oh so very hypocritical.”

    The group hopes that Huffington will “do the right thing” and agree to their requests. However, Lasarow wrote that he would be unsurprised if “like the corporate titans of the American Right… Ms Huffington, whom I am certain has a good heart and only the best intentions, were to assume the obvious position: Who needs these people anyway?”

    Robert Scheer wrote in The Nation on February 23 a defense of Huffington’s system of not paying contributors. “In defense of the use of unpaid bloggers, of which I happen to be one among the many who appear on a regular basis on the Huffington Post, we are not exploited,” wrote Scheer.

    The contributors on strike claim that well-known contributors “who will never need to be concerned about pay scales” should be ashamed of themselves for abetting the current situation.

    Scheer claimed that “for most contributors, the op-ed page was never a serious source of income.”

    Huffington dismissed the strike Thursday at a conference hosted by PaidContent in New York City. “Go ahead, go on strike,” Huffington said, ridiculing “the idea of going on strike when no one really notices.”

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  6. I don't confuse the messenger with the message. That Ariana is an opportunist, crass or classy, is irrelevant really.

    Rush is a fat pig, but being a fact self absorbed fat pig doesn't make his message wrong....his message is wrong on its own merits.

  7. Maverick74


    What does Rush have to do with this? And there you go again attacking someone's weight. Are no not capable of posting without ad hominem attacks?
  8. pspr


    Finding out your husband has decided to switch teams has got to screw with your head a bit. She was probably already skitzoid to begin with and, like our own CaptainOblivious, she snapped and flipped to the dark side because her little brain pea couldn't comprehend what had happened. Now she integrates her past memories into her dark side results in just a mish mash of mostly unreasoned actions. :p
  9. Is it non factual that Rush is fat?

    Does that fact that he is a hypocritical fat drug addict make what he says false?

    Not necessarily.

    My issues isn't that Rush is a slob of a human being, a greedy piggish P.T. Barnum type who makes money off of moronic listeners.

    My issue is what he actually says, his arguments are weak, filled with constant logical flaws, demagoguery...and those who follow his thinking are weak minded because they don't critically examine what he says.

  10. She didn't suddenly become a whore.

    I recall when she did the bits with Al Franken in a bed where Franken was the liberal and she took the conservative position.

    #10     Mar 14, 2011