Methinks the lady doth protest too much

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on July 11, 2009

Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington:

Liberal bloggers came to a quick verdict on the Huffington Post’s announcement Tuesday that it was hiring Dan Froomkin, the recently fired Washington Post blogger who made a name for himself criticizing former president George W. Bush: Old media’s loss is new media’s gain.

Coming after the recent Beltway debate over coordination between Huffington Post’s senior news editor, Nico Pitney, and the White House over a question about Iran at a recent presidential news conference as well as President Obama’s decision to call on another Huffington Post reporter at his first White House press conference, the choice of Froomkin to oversee reporters as Washington bureau chief seemed to solidify the site’s identity as a progressive voice heavily invested in Obama’s success.

Arianna Huffington, the site’s founder, would agree on the progressive part. But in a recent interview with POLITICO, she also defined what she says the site is not: “There’s absolutely no way you’d call the Huffington Post a partisan defender of the Obama White House,” she said.

And if you believe that, I've got a bridge linking San Diego and Coronado to sell you.


Actually, no serious person is sure what the conservative majority will do here. That's common in these politically charged cases. Meanwhile, literally nobody doubts what the *Democrat-appointed* justices will do. So who is "deeply partisan" again?

Doing some research and checked out @TheDispatchFC front page. It turns out the answer to every single one of these is "No." But one doesn't have that simple explanation on the main page. Why?

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