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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 03:37 PM

51. I don't fault Al for making money but.......

just like Arianna Huffington, someone left of center, slight though it was, relinquished control of her voice and influence in a sea of conservative hate propaganda to cash out to AOL.

Different circumstances but similar results. Huffington Post will slowly veer right. Its already noticeable, since she sold out, the increase in right wing contributors on there. With Current, it won't veer right but it will be blocked and censored by the media outlets in the US because of the ingrained xenophobia of all things Middle Eastern. So in effect a voice is lost, and Al would have seen that coming.

Although its not in the same arena, it would be nice if one of them would have traveled the road (so far) of people like Craig Newmark of Craigslist who resists the temptation for the big payout to commercial interests in service to the public good.

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