Monday, February 7, 2011

AOL/HuffingtonPost merger

I haven't been this personally saddened by a corporate merger since Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream was acquired by the Unilever conglomerate. I'm stunned that an independent visionary like Arianna -- with such strong personal and political sentiments about societal reform -- would push her child into a marriage with another corporation.

A fairly optimistic take on the merger is offered by TJ Gunther in this well-argued post.

An angry reaction to the merger -- "Why I've Removed My Journalism from HuffingtonPost" -- comes from drug war expert and legendary journalist Al Giordano, formerly a HuffPost blogger.

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