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Syndicated 'Huffington Post' Starting Next Week [Newspaper editors "intrigued" by the blogosphere]
EditorandPublisher.com ^ | Sept. 7, 2005 | E&P Staff

Posted on 09/08/2005 4:24:19 PM PDT by summer

NEW YORK Tribune Media Services confirmed today that it will begin syndicating excerpts from The Huffington Post group blog/news site starting Sept. 12.

That was the target date TMS had cited earlier this summer (E&P Online, July 27).

The site -- named after TMS columnist Arianna Huffington -- includes mostly liberal commentary by prominent people from the worlds of publishing, politics, and entertainment.

TMS will syndicate news analyses and commentaries twice a week -- with this content drawn from what's posted on the site throughout the week. The material is available to newspapers and their Web sites in the U.S. and abroad.

"Newspaper editors are clearly intrigued by what's been going on in the blogosphere," said David Williams, president and CEO of TMS. "This new service will provide them with a wealth of provocative commentary from high-profile bloggers whose views seldom appear in the pages of newspapers."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blogs; celebrities; idioteditors; lefties; liberalmedia; newspapers; weblogs
"Newspaper editors are clearly intrigued by what's been going on in the blogosphere," said David Williams, president and CEO of TMS. "This new service will provide them with a wealth of provocative commentary from high-profile bloggers whose views seldom appear in the pages of newspapers."

ROTFLMAO! Uh, well, their views already appear EVERYWHERE ELSE besides her blog!
1 posted on 09/08/2005 4:24:21 PM PDT by summer
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To: All

Memo to news editors: Start reading the blogs of REAL PEOPLE for UNIQUE views!


2 posted on 09/08/2005 4:24:57 PM PDT by summer
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To: Tribune7; cubreporter; PJ-Comix; Dog Gone; Bob J

FYI.


3 posted on 09/08/2005 4:25:24 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer

Good for them, that will get their readership down to 200.


4 posted on 09/08/2005 4:27:21 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy
I'm sure many people would rather read THIS BLOG!
5 posted on 09/08/2005 4:28:48 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer
So they go and hire a blogger who will just respew the same DNC Talking Points their current editors and commentators put out in their Papers?? And these "Professional Journalists" wonder why we call it the Dinosaur Media?
6 posted on 09/08/2005 4:28:49 PM PDT by MNJohnnie ( Blaco say Wed Aug 31st, FEMA says Thur Sept 1st.. Who is lying?)
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To: summer

For anyone hanging out at the PUFFINGTON blog, say hi to Cindy Shiite for me if you see her over there.


7 posted on 09/08/2005 4:29:50 PM PDT by putupjob
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To: summer

They're not intrigued, they're scared to death because the er blogosphere is eating their lunch, literally. If they focus on leftist jerks like Huffington, they will continue to keep themselves in the dark. Of course they like the dark side.


8 posted on 09/08/2005 4:29:56 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: MNJohnnie

We have a winner!!!


9 posted on 09/08/2005 4:30:02 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer
Great, they should feature that moron from Huffington's blog who tried to contend that there was cannibalism occuring in N.O. 4 days after the storm...

Show them as the tin-foil loonies that they are...

10 posted on 09/08/2005 4:30:10 PM PDT by wolicy_ponk (If we're not the mainstream, how come we nearly control all three branches of Government?)
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To: A CA Guy
Although you're a winner, too, A CA Guy. :)

(See my other post to another FR poster, above.)
11 posted on 09/08/2005 4:30:51 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer

....and this will be different from abc/cbs/nbc/cnn/nyt/lat how?


12 posted on 09/08/2005 4:31:03 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: summer

Journalists get lazier and lazier and editors get less and less culpable.


13 posted on 09/08/2005 4:31:40 PM PDT by fat city ("The nation that controls magnetism controls the world.")
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To: Cautor
They're not intrigued, they're scared to death because the er blogosphere is eating their lunch, literally

The blogsosphere (the REAL blogosphere) is taking over everything. CBS is now attempting to recreate the "blog" experience on its evening news revamp, according to an article now linked on Drudge.

It's very funny to watch some of these longtime media people scamper around just to keep up with peons on the #1 site on the web -- FR. :)
14 posted on 09/08/2005 4:32:54 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer
I think I remember this. I'll go look again, but my memory thinks she a big girl with a nice figure.
15 posted on 09/08/2005 4:33:02 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Cautor
They're not intrigued, they're scared to death because the er blogosphere is eating their lunch, literally

The blogsosphere (the REAL blogosphere) is taking over everything. CBS is now attempting to recreate the "blog" experience on its evening news revamp, according to an article now linked on Drudge.

It's very funny to watch some of these longtime media people scamper around just to keep up with peons on the #1 site on the web -- FR. :)
16 posted on 09/08/2005 4:33:09 PM PDT by summer
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To: dynachrome
....and this will be different from abc/cbs/nbc/cnn/nyt/lat how?

Exactly. You are smarter than the top mop quoted in this article because you are asking the right question.
17 posted on 09/08/2005 4:34:09 PM PDT by summer
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To: fat city

"Journalists get lazier and lazier and editors get less and less culpable."

Exactly! My first thought was...how lazy-@ss can these people be and still draw a paycheck? I guess very, LOL!


18 posted on 09/08/2005 4:35:39 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: fat city
Journalists get lazier and lazier and editors get less and less culpable.

Just consider it evolution in action. Evolve or die Dinosaurs. Considering how much damage the Internet has done to the Dinosaur Media in the last 10 years despite the publishing media's 200+ years dominance in this field, we may just live long enough to see this industry die out from obsolescence

19 posted on 09/08/2005 4:36:05 PM PDT by MNJohnnie ( Blaco say Wed Aug 31st, FEMA says Thur Sept 1st.. Who is lying?)
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To: summer

The image of gift-wrapping a turd comes to mind.


20 posted on 09/08/2005 4:36:27 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: MNJohnnie
Evolve or die Dinosaurs.

Now, THERE is a message for the FL Dem Party!!!
21 posted on 09/08/2005 4:38:06 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer
"Professional Journalism" the Buggy Whip makers of the 21st century.
22 posted on 09/08/2005 4:38:29 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Professional Journalism- the Buggy Whip makers of the 21st century)
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To: summer
There's no reason why Mark Steyn isn't run in every newspaper in this country that runs syndicated columns except for the fact that he makes too much sense as a conservative.

They prefer the stuffy George Will as their token conservative, but now they're searching Huffington for even kookier leftwing stuff to run.

Go figure.

23 posted on 09/08/2005 4:41:50 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: summer
Hopefully the first titillating excerpt they syndicate from The Huffington Post is the one where Airhead's boy said that cannibalism is rampant in New Orleans.

That should help cheer up their audience and get them over their depression of not being able to see pictures of the dead in New Orleans.

24 posted on 09/08/2005 4:46:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: summer

CBS recreating the "blog" experience on the evening news is as likely as Cindy Sheehan recognizing she's a raving moonbat and seeking help.


25 posted on 09/08/2005 4:48:48 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: summer

Huffington and company are to a real blog as the Monkees were to the Beatles.


26 posted on 09/08/2005 4:48:52 PM PDT by Argus
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To: summer

Wow. Great idea. This will certainly be different than everything else we read today from the news:)


27 posted on 09/08/2005 4:49:30 PM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: summer

So now they are going to add half witted, imbecilic, leftist rants to their leftyslant news reporting and that will improve their ratings/bottom line/image because people will be drawn back to reading/hearing the same old lefty news? Nothing has changed!!!Makes the head spin at their arrogance/stupidity/cluelessness.


28 posted on 09/08/2005 4:52:55 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 ( Heaven on Earth is where the nearest Starbucks is 60 miles away.)
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To: crazyhorse691
It's pathetic! This "Huffington" blog makes more sense and is interesting to boot: Huffington's toast -- not the Huffington post.
29 posted on 09/08/2005 5:13:04 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Stepan12
RE post #29 - Oh, that was so funny; I'm still laughing ("Not by Michael Moore" etc.) Thank you so much for that link.

If that parody was in a newspaper, I would make a special effort to buy that newspaper (just like I already buy The Weekly World News, when I'm in the mood for some FRESH air!).
30 posted on 09/08/2005 7:49:08 PM PDT by summer
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To: putupjob; Cautor; wolicy_ponk; dynachrome; fat city; A CA Guy; Diana in Wisconsin; MNJohnnie; ...

Check out the link in post #29 - a parody site of Huff Post. I'm still laughing... LOL...:)


31 posted on 09/08/2005 7:53:24 PM PDT by summer
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To: Stepan12

RE post #29 - I especially liked the parody articles "by Jayson Blair." ROTFLMAO...


32 posted on 09/08/2005 7:55:56 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer

Maybe hack the newspaper's site and send people to the "toast" site when they try to read Huffie? I would never advocate anything illegal of course.


33 posted on 09/08/2005 7:56:09 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: summer

Isn't Arianna the one who promoted the cannibalism rumor?

No agenda there. These papers are going to intrigue themselves into even more cancellations.


34 posted on 09/08/2005 7:56:53 PM PDT by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: dynachrome

Remember your manners! No hacking!


35 posted on 09/08/2005 8:01:11 PM PDT by summer
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To: dynachrome

(However, it is a funny idea.) :)


36 posted on 09/08/2005 8:01:34 PM PDT by summer
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To: Let's Roll

I am predicting the end of MSM as we know it in our lifetime.


37 posted on 09/08/2005 8:02:12 PM PDT by summer
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To: Let's Roll

Including newspapers.


38 posted on 09/08/2005 8:02:37 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer

I'm not good enough at computers anyhow. Giant game and freeping machines.


39 posted on 09/08/2005 8:04:58 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: Let's Roll
Here's an idea for some clever person out there who has time to do this: publish a new newspaper to reach all those people in this country who don't care about voting most of the time and really don't want to know anything. Call it: The Anti-News.

Just fill it with recipes, a few tawdry celebrity tales, and true articles about new medical research.

Oh, wait - that already exists. And, what do you know -- it's the best selling newspaper in America! (The National Enquirer)

Everyone else is already in the blogosphere...
40 posted on 09/08/2005 8:05:49 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer

Very good, I liked the part about Sheehan getting all this great stuff because her son died.

Located down the page.


41 posted on 09/08/2005 8:49:17 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: summer; onyx; Peach; Howlin
Huffington Post? I like to refer to it as

The Fag Hag Rag

42 posted on 09/08/2005 10:10:06 PM PDT by Hildy (a fact to a liberal is like Kryptonite to Superman.)
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To: Hildy

ROFL. She is truly one of those people who has received a lot of attention and yet does some of the worst research I've seen published.


43 posted on 09/09/2005 3:02:20 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: summer
Blog Readers Up 45% in Q1 (Free Republic #1)

Why the Blogosphere is Conservative

44 posted on 09/09/2005 7:31:37 AM PDT by lowbridge
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