champion of the working class! (except when they work for her)

AFP: The Huffington Post rebuffed a union boycott call over its practice of using unpaid bloggers, saying most of them are “thrilled to contribute” despite not being paid.

The Newspaper Guild, a union of US media workers with 26,000 members, urged contributors to The Huffington Post earlier this week to stop providing free content to the news and opinion website.

“Just as we would ask writers to stand fast and not cross a physical picket line, we ask that they honor this electronic picket line,” the guild said in a statement. “We feel it is unethical to expect trained and qualified professionals to contribute quality content for nothing”…

The guild urged founder, Arianna Huffington, who sold The Huffington Post to Web company AOL this month for $315 million, “to demonstrate her commitment to the working class she so ardently champions” by paying bloggers.

Mario Ruiz, a Huffington Post spokesman: “…..we make a distinction between our newsroom staffers and our group bloggers – most of whom are not professional writers but come from all walks of life. The vast majority of our bloggers are thrilled to contribute and we’re thrilled to have them.”

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9 Responses to “champion of the working class! (except when they work for her)”

  1. 1 sherijr
    March 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    good ole Arianna.. kinda like how Barbara Bush felt the victims of Katrina must be evah so thrilled to be living in the Astrodome.. instead of their own homes. Sorry, I know its not equal in reality.. but its what came to my mind. I mean why give folks credit for having a brain, or being actual humans and treating them equally.. when you can rip them off or patronize them? JUST LIKE A REPUBLICAN. Anyone that still clicks on her site- seriously stop now. You are feeding Ms Huff/AOL’s greed-O-meter.. and that means you are for all intents and purposes supporting the GOP machine.

  2. 3 aristac
    March 18, 2011 at 10:18 pm


  3. March 18, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I am so happy to see that righteous hypocrite in the hot seat.

  4. 5 Sonjia Duncan
    March 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Shame, shame on you Ms HuffNPuff. Didn’t you learn to share in Kindergarten. They do the work and you get all the money. You can’t help it if people are willing to work for nothing.

  5. 6 anniebella
    March 18, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I never really like her.

  6. 7 Fred
    March 19, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Sounds to me like she would make a good VP ticket with Trump. 2 peas in a pod.

  7. 8 Proud of Obama
    March 19, 2011 at 1:48 am

    She really played the professional left. Suckers.

  8. 9 LYNN
    March 19, 2011 at 11:45 am


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