Even the headlines tell the story. This makes The Huffington Post look very bad. And that thing I’ve been thinking lately about liberal bias and hatred of free speech? Case closed.
says Salon’s Alex Pareene, who really seems to hate Breitbart. Still, Arianna gets it even worse…
Complaining about the Huffington Post publishing awful, offensive garbage seldom works, because some of that garbage is profitable and some of it is just stuff that Arianna herself seems to like. And Huffington herself is too busy spending big bucks bringing big names to AOL/HuffPo while shuttering dozens of existing titles and letting various less impressive content-providers go to care if a bunch of liberals are mad at her site.
But! Breitbart then apparently went too far when he said a bunch of stupid and offensive things about Van Jones in an interview with the Daily Caller. And Arianna is actually quite close to the former White House "green jobs czar."
says Mediaite’s Frances Martel…
Looks like the golden era of bipartisanship at theHuffington Post has ended, no more than two weeks after it started.
Slate’s Dave Weigel, ask…
Is the Huffington Post’s standard that contributors can be to some modified limited hang-out if they use ad hominems in other forums? Boy, good thing Breitbart doesn’t have an army of contributors who can comb HuffPo authors’ published and spoken work to see if they’ve done that.
Breitbart banned from front page of Huffington Post for ‘ad hominem’ attacks despite HuffPo history of printing ad hominem attacks
The Daily Caller’s Steven Nelson wins for longest headline and reports..
Breitbart is far from the first prominently featured contributor to The Huffington Post that has made ad hominem attacks (though unlike others who had their ad hominem attacks published in posts on The Huffington Post, Breitbart’s comments were not made in posts on the site).
The Daily Caller’s Mickey Kaus wins for shortest headline and reports..
If this rule is applied honestly, I suspect a whole lot of people are now banned from HuffPo’s front page.