The PJ Tatler

Re: AOL buying the Puffington Host

Steve: Here’s the press release on the Post. The comments are entertaining. Several accuse Arianna Huffington of selling out to corporatism, others accuse AOL of wasting their money, some wonder why AOL is suddenly lurching left. It seems to me that a whole lot of bloggers at a slew of major sites have reasons for concern now:

As part of the transaction, Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post’s co-founder and editor-in-chief, will be named president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, which will include all Huffington Post and AOL content, including Engadget, TechCrunch, Moviefone, MapQuest, Black Voices, PopEater, AOL Music, AOL Latino, AutoBlog, Patch, StyleList, and more.

That’s quite the little media empire to put in the hands of a political gadfly/agitator.