Some time ago, I post a blog entitled, “How does one get their own blog space on The Huffington Post.” Apparently, it has hit a nerve with the staff at The Huffington Post because instead of reaching my inquiring mind, they have resorted to seek putting “average” people on a LIVE webcast. “Average” people? What is and who are average these days? Are they the now lower-middle-class who once turned their nose up at people who played the lottery or chose to shop at the Rescue Mission or Salvation Army in an effort to save for a rainy day? Or maybe The Huffington Post thinks that the “average” person is one who can’t write out his or her concerns in a decent enough fashion. Shame on them! Have you seen some of the celebrity posts housed by The Huffington Post? Why some of those women offer other women makeup tips…I have no idea.
Then again, maybe The Huffington Post is displaying a creative talent. Whoever came up with the thought is either going to fail miserably or rise solemnly. To put a face on ignorance is probably what they’re going after. I mean, if they attempted to question people on the mean streets of the World (not just America) could be harmful. There would definitely have to be quite a bit of editing done because anything LIVE nowadays isn’t. Just too much at stake…unless, of course, The HuffPost makes their issues one-sided and only lively question particular candidates. Alas, the orchestrated, well-rehearsed, scripted LIVE guest who when asked a question answers it to perfection (knowing full well that their image doesn’t match their voice – it takes me back to at least one episode of “House Hunters). But, The Huffington Post is part of that powers-that-be sector in America and the World-at-Large who determines who gets their 15 minutes of fame. Just look at what they did for Brad Pitt’s mother for posting that anti-gay letter. I guess I can say I sometimes like feeling wishy-washy by reading some of their editorials depicting their like or dislike for the Democrats and Republicans. How many times are they going to give Paul Krugman space to teeter-totter on his feelings towards President Obama? And, for goodness sake, to know that Tim Geithner was a part of the banking scandal in 2007, under President Bush’s reign of terror, just say so and be done with it. LIBOR has been going on for years and the American public should know it. Take a stand, HuffPost, and stick to it! I just had a silly thought. What if it is AOL that is dictating what kind of posts are allowed on The Huffington Post? Didn’t Arianna Huffington sell it to them? Sorry, I may be wrong. It sounds so similar to the situation with ex-BET owner, Bob Johnson. He used to be a billionaire – but word has it he may be going broke. That’ll never happen to Arianna.
I have always said that I like The Huffington Post. Sometimes I think their content is quite laughable. Many of the comments posted below featured stories serve as proof. But The Huffington Post has garnered more attention than USA Today. And even though USA Today is a hell of a lot more colorful than The Huffington Post, it is easier to read and navigate. Navigate. That seems exactly what The Huffington Post’s attempt is on the World. By going LIVE, is just another attempt for control and brainwashing current and potential patrons to their site. May wish for The Huffington Post is that they always have a copy editor on-hand/on-call. We don’t want another CNN or FOX News catastrophe. Another thing is to do away with the 3-second delay, if this is going to be a true LIVE segment. They’ll just have to take the chance of something going wrong. If they release the fear of something going wrong on air, it’ll only increase their credibility. And, for goodness sake, if you’re going use only one commentator, make sure this person isn’t afraid to go into every area. So often, reporters seem to gravitate to one particular area that they know a certain demographic can be found. This becomes so boring, quickly.
The Huffington Post says they “Need You” LIVE. I just wonder to what extent of content. Will they be filled with J-Los of the World who won’t do an interview unless its pre-scripted or will they allow the down-trodden ex-king and queen of the World to speak candidly? If this is a ratings scheme, who are they competing with? Why are they competing? People are hurting…so must be The Huffington Post. All this give-and-take. They need YOU! But do you need them? Maybe they’ll make you famous, if it’s your turn, I mean. It all depends on whether they want it kept real or Memorex.