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PAGE SIX :Paper drives Arianna out
nypost.com ^ | 1/29/03 | By RICHARD JOHNSON with PAULA FROELICH and CHRIS WILSON

Posted on 01/29/2003 2:01:26 PM PST by paltz

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:11:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

ARIANNA Huffington is suffering some backlash for her anti-SUV campaign. This week, the syndicated columnist was booted off the Oregonian’s op-ed page after editor Doug Bates decided she’d "dragged herself across the line from being a commentator to being an activist" in launching the Detroit Project. "Clearly this has more to do with pleasing their advertisers," Huffington told PAGE SIX. "As Watergate taught us, when in doubt follow the money." Meanwhile, Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Dave Lieber has branded Huffington and her cohorts "some wackos in California who are overflowing with money and audacity." But Huffington points out that Detroit automakers have now declared their dedication to manufacturing hybrid cars, calling it "a great day for the Detroit Project, an amazing victory." Meanwhile, Huffington just published her book "Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America" (Crown), which Tina Brown feted at her East Side maisonette last night.


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1 posted on 01/29/2003 2:01:26 PM PST by paltz
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To: paltz
bump for the SUV hypocrite
2 posted on 01/29/2003 2:02:19 PM PST by finnman69 (Bush Cheney 2004)
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To: paltz
Hey Arianna, I'm buyin' and SUV next week! I think I'll name it after you.
3 posted on 01/29/2003 2:06:01 PM PST by EggsAckley
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To: EggsAckley
oops. and = an
4 posted on 01/29/2003 2:06:40 PM PST by EggsAckley
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To: paltz
I'm damned if I'll let this idiot Gabor sister, who flies on a private jet everytime she wants to go someplace, tell me what to drive.
5 posted on 01/29/2003 2:09:51 PM PST by Argus
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To: paltz
This is the intellectual giant who thought that Warren Beatty should run for President in 2000. This silly little dilettante and her buddy Norman Lear, who has a 21-car garage, can’t resist telling the rest of us peasants how to live and what to drive. Arianna’s private-jet lifestyle and the drivel that comes out of her mouth burn more gas than an entire fleet of Cadillac Escalades.

Poor little rich ZsaZsa, er, Arianna - has she ever had an original thought in her head?

6 posted on 01/29/2003 2:10:36 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: EggsAckley
Others agree with you. I posted "Americans 'Keep on Truckin' in Their SUVs" a short time ago.
7 posted on 01/29/2003 2:12:05 PM PST by Mark
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To: paltz
I view this with mixed emotions. While I enjoy her comeuppance, I wonder if they'd ever be so swift to censor someone who has never been regarded as a conservative. She may not have ever been a real conservative, but she pretended to be one...
8 posted on 01/29/2003 2:13:57 PM PST by JAWs
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To: JAWs
She was Republican when it was convenient for her. Reagan mad e being a Republican fun during the 80's and all the glamour that came along with it appealed to a snob like Arianna. However, during the 90's, when it was no fun to be a conservative, she found no more Hollywood party invites in her mailbox. SO she turned on us.
9 posted on 01/29/2003 2:17:50 PM PST by paltz
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To: JAWs
Be the hypocrite conservative or liberal they will get bashed for their hypocracy. Just as when Barbara Streisand sent out her list of suggestions for Californians to save electricty during the black outs last year. She sent out her suggestions and her spokesman was contacted to ask if Barbara was doing these things herself. He said no. A big backlash ensued.
10 posted on 01/29/2003 2:22:58 PM PST by Phantom Lord (No Remorse)
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To: Argus
"I'm damned if I'll let this idiot Gabor sister, who flies on a private jet everytime she wants to go someplace, tell me what to drive."

. . .agree - except she is Greek - THAT said; does anyone have a picture of her house. . .swimming pool?

How many BTU's does she waste on her life style?

11 posted on 01/29/2003 2:25:35 PM PST by cricket
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To: paltz
"Clearly this has more to do with pleasing their advertisers,..."

Oh, my, NOOO!!!

Why, we CAN'T have ADVERTISERS dictating policy, now CAN WE?!?!? The entire FIRST AMENDMENT is in danger, then!

They should just pay their money and shut up!

Oh, what's that you say? They didn't tell them what to do, they just told them they'd take their business elsewhere? Never mind.

12 posted on 01/29/2003 2:27:25 PM PST by Illbay
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To: paltz
I sold my SUV. It got too good gas mileage. I'm getting one of these instead!
13 posted on 01/29/2003 2:30:02 PM PST by Doug Loss
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To: finnman69
“…AS THE SMALL WHEELS TURN…”

“…IN A YUGO.”


14 posted on 01/29/2003 2:31:53 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: Doug Loss
SOOOOO funny!


15 posted on 01/29/2003 2:34:23 PM PST by EggsAckley
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To: paltz
As Watergate taught us, when in doubt follow the money."

Yes, Arianna, dear, let's follow the money. Where does the money come from that's supporting your lavish, Dynasty lifestyle, hmmmmm???

Let's see: could it possibly be from your divorce settlement from OIL TYCOON Michael Huffington?

16 posted on 01/29/2003 2:36:11 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: EggsAckley
>Hey Arianna, I'm buyin' and SUV next week!

About the same cash
will get you two or three of
these little babies...

17 posted on 01/29/2003 2:44:21 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: theFIRMbss
LOL! I COULD use one of those.

The SUV I'm looking at isn't all that pricey. It's a Pontiac Aztec AWD, and I can get it "loaded" for under $25K.
18 posted on 01/29/2003 2:53:28 PM PST by EggsAckley
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To: theFIRMbss
Is that one of them John Denver things?
19 posted on 01/29/2003 2:57:54 PM PST by woofie (I dont believe in this tag line crap)
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To: EggsAckley
Oh God, not the Aztec! Them things is ugly.
20 posted on 01/29/2003 3:01:18 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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