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Ex-Huffington Post CEO joins Glenn Beck’s site
Yahoo ^ | 1/06/11 | Michael Calderone

Posted on 01/06/2011 3:21:15 PM PST by Libloather

Ex-Huffington Post CEO joins Glenn Beck’s site
By Michael Calderone
Thu Jan 6, 12:25 pm ET

The left-leaning Huffington Post and Glenn Beck's recently launched news site, The Blaze, don't have a lot in common politically. But Betsy Morgan, who was previously chief executive of the Huffington Post, has been named president of the conservative TV and radio star's "four month-old information network."

Morgan's role will be to build The Blaze into the "premiere digital network curating content, community and debate and further leveraging Beck's loyal audience," according to a release.

Media watchers may be surprised by the move, but Morgan explained that its not such a great departure from her previous work.

"I am a very apolitical person," Morgan told the New York Times. "I'm a business person, who is absolutely fascinated by brands."

She added that Beck "has built for himself quite an enormous brand," and the site is designed to "leverage the huge loyalty of that audience."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beck; ceo; huffington; website

1 posted on 01/06/2011 3:21:21 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather



2 posted on 01/06/2011 3:24:06 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Libloather

I wouldn’t trust her, but maybe that’s just me.


3 posted on 01/06/2011 3:24:29 PM PST by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: Libloather

Beck has been listening to BOR to much.


4 posted on 01/06/2011 3:27:23 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Libloather

Not only that, but on Facebook today he wrote:

“In the immortal words of a man who definitely did NOT inappropriately touch children, “If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change.””

So now he’s a huge fan of Micheal Jackson?


5 posted on 01/06/2011 3:28:20 PM PST by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: Libloather
Kind of nice after all the tongue biting that conservatives undoubtedly do in liberal workplaces to know that she will be exposed on a daily basis to much that will make her cringe.

It's the same pleasure I'm feeling knowing that Nancy Pelosi will have to place multiple votes on legislation that seeks to undo everything she sold her soul to ram through and then some.

6 posted on 01/06/2011 3:29:57 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Giving back a little of what has been given to me: Proud monthly sponsor of FR.)
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To: PilotDave

“Man in the Mirror” was written and composed by Siedah Garrett and Glen Ballard.


7 posted on 01/06/2011 3:32:13 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Giving back a little of what has been given to me: Proud monthly sponsor of FR.)
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To: freekitty

He also said that if anyone publishes a positive story on Obama on TheBlaze, they will be fired.


8 posted on 01/06/2011 3:33:59 PM PST by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: Libloather

Beck thinks he is going to take the place of Drudge.

Not gonna happen.

Drudge puts stuff up and then boom, they are on Beck’s site. Lame.


9 posted on 01/06/2011 3:37:05 PM PST by JRochelle (My predictions on 2/3/2010: It will be Thune/Rubio in '12.)
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To: Libloather

Huffington post? I wouldn’t trust her.


10 posted on 01/06/2011 3:37:45 PM PST by griswold3 (Employment is off-shored, away from govt. regulations, price pressure groups, and liabilities.)
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To: Libloather

It will be interesting. Beck has a good site.


11 posted on 01/06/2011 3:41:20 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: griswold3

Heh....wait till she gets the libtard hatemail and death threats for defecting to Beck.....


12 posted on 01/06/2011 3:44:43 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Looking at her record of success, it sounds like a good business move. I’ll bet she has a pretty explicit contract.


13 posted on 01/06/2011 3:47:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

It would be cool if Beck ended up with bigger net traffic than HP!


14 posted on 01/06/2011 3:52:57 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Crim

She’ll probably miss those in crowd party invitations. I bet she’d be really popular with an insider tell all book. The ‘Progressives’ love turncoats.


15 posted on 01/06/2011 3:58:54 PM PST by griswold3 (Employment is off-shored, away from govt. regulations, price pressure groups, and liabilities.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Its already a fine site for news we aren’t getting anywhere else.

This woman is being hired to make business decisions which she apparently does quite well.


16 posted on 01/06/2011 3:59:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Libloather
Proving that Beck isn't about conservatism; he is about readership, and therefore about advertising dollars. He wants his site to be read by a wide audience, lib and conservative, which requires APPEALING to a wide audience, lib and conservative.

I'm not a Beck fan, precisely because he does not come across as a true believer in conservatism. He strikes me as another O'Reilly, one who is conservative because it gets him an audience, but would change in a heartbeat like Arianna Huffington did, if required to make that audience larger.

17 posted on 01/06/2011 4:13:53 PM PST by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: MizSterious

I have NEVER, EVER met an “apolitical” person in America. Everyone is either conservative or liberal. Period. Anyone who says they are “apolitical” is lying.


18 posted on 01/06/2011 4:31:26 PM PST by max americana
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t get it either. Huffington Post is a private company, just because someone works there doesn’t mean they believe all what they’re selling. It it were a non-profit that would be another story. When you’re a for-profit company business had better come first.

BTW: I worked for a conservative non-profit before and knew a white guy there who voted for Obama.


19 posted on 01/06/2011 4:44:07 PM PST by Raymann
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To: Raymann

I just did some photoshop work for my ultra liberal cousin and his hiking club. (Logos for sweatshirts and T shirts etc) I personally don’t buy his ideology but the $100 will spend just fine.

My liberal sister did some photography work for Thaddeus McCotter over the summer.


20 posted on 01/06/2011 5:12:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Libloather

As Glenn says, they are building a structure, He too is building one as a countervalence. Interesting that he chooses one of their insiders. IMHO that might shake them to their timbers....


21 posted on 01/06/2011 5:18:41 PM PST by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: griswold3

Nah...DU already has the knives out....

She’s an apostate by action for them....she’s about to get mugged...bigtime...


22 posted on 01/06/2011 5:48:15 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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