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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:31 AM
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The Huffington Post is becoming more like a tabloid than a valid news source
Women in bikinis, seal hunts, South Park episodes, screaming headlines..............

I know, they are THE source for 'news' for many of you, but I just find the format difficult, and almost like Drudge on crack.

Not my cup of Jack Daniels. DU or BuzzFlash, my choice for up to the hour news (other than MSNBC on line).

I'M JUST SAYIN. (So there).


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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:34 AM
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1. Glad you said it.
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MarjorieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:34 AM
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2. Started out a place to be angry, not a news source. Good legit pieces, occasionally
Edited on Fri Mar-27-09 01:37 AM by MarjorieG
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:34 AM
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3. So, don't read the 'smut'. Hah! nt
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:36 AM
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4. OHAI
Edited on Fri Mar-27-09 01:38 AM by DainBramaged
I have been avoiding it, I peeked before and just was overwhelmed. Flashing headlines, 50 articles linked under one sentence, makes my hair hurt.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 05:45 AM
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34. You have hair?
Will wonders never cease?
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:37 AM
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5. HuffPo seems to have PEAKED, and is now drifting along on momentum.
Is this just a LULL before someone stomps the accelerator again,
or is the HuffPo tank truly out of gas?

Time will tell, I reckon. :shrug:
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condoleeza Donating Member (464 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:38 AM
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6. Completely agree with you on this
they censor 1 of 5 of my posts and I am actually a compassionate liberal.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:40 AM
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7. seriously? Didn't know this was going on at Huff
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:41 AM
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8. I can't post anywhere but here (truth) too busy, and not enough leisure time
I can't imagine posting on a 'news' site like there or Americablog, Kos, etc. It is just a 'trick' to get you to stay longer in hops of reading one of their ads (in my humble opinion).
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:42 AM
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9. Condi? Post here , we'll let you know how much we agree with you . nt
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condoleeza Donating Member (464 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 01:02 AM
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30. I've never regretted a username more than I have the one I chose here
I can't stand the other Condi, but my name is similar and it's hard to keep track of usernames/passwords, etc. on websites that I read. I was never figuring I would ever weigh in on this site, I just was a monitor for years and it was only the last 6 months or so that I've been posting anything here. So please don't judge me for my poor choice of a name.

I have posted a few opinions here and have engaged in some intelligent as well as some frustrating debate, and I am so impressed with so many people here. Frankly I am just honored that you even noticed my response, as I am a fan of yours. I will take this as my Welcome to DU. I am a 60's child, civil rights activist, general troublemaker, who spent this whole last year working to get Obama elected. I have my issues I can be prickly about, but I am generally a decent human being.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 12:15 PM
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28. Same has happened to me as well. I don't post over there anymore.
also their site, I find, is painfully slow.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:42 AM
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10. I don't/can't read it anymore; too much 'junk,' imo.
.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 12:16 PM
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29. agreed, they have confused quality with quantity. nt
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:45 AM
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11. DU is no more a news source than HuffPo, neither has a news desk of any kind.
Both simply echo news from other sources.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:51 AM
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12. Nope, they are 'sources' of news, places to go for news from MULTIPLE external sources
for people (much like myself) who want a SUMMARY of the news, not volumes of content that is unnecessary or superfluous.


Somehow, I knew that someone would point out and discuss the minutiae in my post. Just like at The Huffington Post. :eyes:
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 02:00 AM
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17. So do you have an example of a story that you'll hear about at DU but no HuffPo?
Minutiae my ass, the two websites are identical.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 02:01 AM
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18. It's 2 AM give me a break, go argue with someone else........
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 02:06 AM
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20. You posted this shit, don't cry to me about what time it is.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 02:07 AM
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21. If you don't like it don't read it, piss off
Go shit in someone else's thread.
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 02:09 AM
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22. Oh, but I did like reading, and refuting it.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 02:10 AM
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23. We're done
Edited on Fri Mar-27-09 02:16 AM by DainBramaged
"click"

I don't need to put up with your bullshit. Go hassle someone who likes talking to their asscrack.



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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 02:14 AM
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24. Best move for you. Maybe you should turn in, it being 2 am and all.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:54 AM
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13. I like the format.
I think they represent the future of news magazines online. Some stuff is over the top, but if that brings in lots of readers who are exposed to their progressive political bent, I'm OK with that.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:56 AM
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14. "Cloris Leachman Tells Of Sex With Gene Hackman"
Edited on Fri Mar-27-09 01:58 AM by DainBramaged
Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I didn't need to know THAT.

Elvis Crespo Accused Of Masturbating On Plane

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww


:hi:
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 02:14 AM
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25. Yeah, way over the top on some stories.
I suspect the average DUer is not their target audience. Love their politics/media/business page, though.
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liberal1973 Donating Member (964 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 07:28 AM
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37. I agree to a point
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 01:58 AM
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15. Too slow, too larded with scripts,
too much celeb gossip, but mostly too slow. It never did much for me anyway.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 02:03 AM
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19. It is much too slow. I'd much rather read those posts here
when a DUer has been kind enough to bring back a good article.
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 02:00 AM
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16. It's never been a news source. Ever. nt
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 04:42 AM
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26. Their content is OK, although a bit unserious for my taste, but . . .
The site interface and layout? Peeeee Uuuuuuu!!!

Drudge and BuzzFlash are even uglier, but I never go to Drudge and BuzzFlash is at least straightforward.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 04:48 AM
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27. The trick might be to separate out the content
rather than whinging about what it.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 01:28 AM
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 05:44 AM
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33. YOUR meds are out of whack! "Click"
"Click" "Click" bloody "Click" pancakes!
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 05:43 AM
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32. Perhaps the most unintentionally funny post in the history of DU.
Good job, sir. I salute you.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 05:57 AM
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35. Can you start your own thread over there?
Edited on Sun Mar-29-09 06:02 AM by moondust
And discuss what YOU think is worthy of discussion? I never saw a place for that.

I never liked the format and quit going there when the censorship/post deletions got out of control. Lots of freepers over there trying to get attention, too.
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road2000 Donating Member (995 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 06:09 AM
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36. I liked HuffPo when it began.
Now it just makes my ass tired. I go to Smirking Chimp for the serious stuff.
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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 08:39 AM
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38. Becoming? What's this talk of becoming?
HuffPo jumped the shark long ago, my friend.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 08:43 AM
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39. Sorry, I thought 'becoming' was kind........
:evilgrin:
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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 09:00 AM
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40. Charitable, to be sure.
My biggest issue with HuffPo is the pseudoscientific swill they seem to enjoy passing off as hard-hitting medical journalism.
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lanlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 09:21 AM
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41. I agree
Full of dumb celebrity crap. Looking a lot like Drudge.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 09:24 AM
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42. WATCH: Ashton Kutcher Gets His Chest Waxed
The prosecution rests, your honor.
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 09:29 AM
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43. HuffPo is an aggregator that happens to have lots of friends of Arianna that
are willing to write for free.
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