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Huffpo Aol Merger A Left-Leaning Answer to Murdoch's Fox Empire?

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My gut reaction to the merger of the Huffingtonpost and AOL is that it's a very good thing for the left. Arianna will now run an operation with over ten times the reach of the Huffington Post, and she's proven her lefty loyalties. 

The goal of the new merger is to dramatically increase the use of videos. As the world moves more and more to smart phones and digital computer pads, those videos may become the alternative to network news, particularly FOX news. And who knows, perhaps a further step will be a huffpost/AOL network or at least news channel, probably as a partnership with an existing operation. 

There are some who are concerned that the merger will dilute the progressive dimensions of the huffpo, but I think Arianna will hold her own and keep the perspective and the coverage, probably building it even further with more original investigative journalism as well as video. 

I am very hopeful this is a disruptive event that could mean big changes.


 

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With Huffpo's resources, Arianna has hired over 20... by Rob Kall on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 7:51:10 AM
after thinking it over, this is really the definit... by M. Wizard on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 8:56:36 AM
I am cautiously optimistic about this merger. I do... by James Hadstate on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 9:07:45 AM
Never a 'duh' moment. The system is working. Ahh... by Ned Lud on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 9:17:01 AM
Arianna's view of this corporate shindig, I began ... by James Hadstate on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 9:26:41 AM
...although my first reaction was "Oh no! another ... by Bia Winter on Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 8:11:52 AM
AlterNet, Truthout, OpEd News? Stay strong Rob.... by Faith Carr on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 9:46:30 AM
Aol is a definite right wing leaning organization,... by liberalsrock on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 9:46:34 AM
Interesting -- my conservative friends think AOL i... by Gary Anderson on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 10:50:34 AM
Compared to most of our leaders today including Ob... by Miriam Callaghan on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:23:35 PM
I think this is a huge mistake, and a move that ho... by Janet Loughrey on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 10:59:49 AM
It's true, you can see how this event could become... by Gary Anderson on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 11:47:53 AM
Remember MTV, before a corporate takeover turned i... by Robert Arend on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 10:50:02 PM
That would be fantasy. Not all fantasies are inc... by Jack Hickey on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 11:31:53 AM
Unless she has, how can she be considered "left?" ... by Jill Herendeen on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 11:42:37 AM
You are suggesting that if you are not a 911 truth... by Rob Kall on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:11:54 PM
I think you might be being a little harsh with the... by M. Wizard on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:37:27 PM
Hey M.W.~There is a kind of synthesis of industry-... by Ned Lud on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 3:52:13 PM
Nedmeister, U D Man.Luvya, Babe...Let's dooo lunch... by M. Wizard on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 4:22:20 PM
M. Wizard, there're several subjects Rob Kall won'... by Roberto Benitez on Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 4:20:19 AM
Mr Kall, I've heard of no such rule and, as a matt... by cosmic J. on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 5:08:20 PM
Excuse me, but these words are the bottom of every... by Rob Kall on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 9:55:25 PM
I would point out that we all have bad hair days, ... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 10:20:13 PM
When people get passionate, their hair stands on e... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 6:52:53 AM
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Opland Security Service, now operating.Those who d... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 6:38:48 AM
!). I see nothing in the rules that gives you the... by cosmic J. on Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 8:36:55 AM
According to one writer, Amy Fried, 9/11 truth is ... by Maxwell on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 7:39:01 AM
Considering how many people (of 80+ nationalities)... by McMicah on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 12:34:26 PM
Arianna does like the smell of green $$$s. She al... by E. T. SIMON on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 11:48:01 AM
I don't think we can fundamentally nudge the corpo... by e b bortz on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 12:26:55 PM
If they do decide to form a new news channel I hop... by Donald on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 1:06:19 PM
And I hear the centrist movement is about to be co... by zonie on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 1:29:56 PM
As I recall there is no AOL. There was an AOL that... by Art Costa on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:03:18 PM
Am I the only one who focuses on the price tag? Wh... by Roland Michel Tremblay on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:15:31 PM
... one possible explanation is that it was a subt... by M. Wizard on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:51:59 PM
"Plus they get the whole Huffpo team under their t... by Roland Michel Tremblay on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 3:50:43 PM
Because to doubting thomases the motivation to pou... by E. T. SIMON on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 4:01:35 PM
I have to admit that I would have sold for even a ... by Roland Michel Tremblay on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 4:16:22 PM
I, too, got tired of having my comments censored. ... by Nikk Katzman on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 4:54:11 PM
Well said, Nikk.We need to keep OEN at least as go... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 6:28:22 AM
Arianna is an extremely intelligent woman and I th... by debbie hines on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 4:56:18 PM
Yeah, I give her the 'Oprah award' for sure.Smart,... by Ned Lud on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 5:40:18 PM
I find myself wondering how much of that $300 mill... by Robert Arend on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 11:13:24 PM
$500,000 to each of her proles, and she'll still h... by McMicah on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 5:57:53 PM
I think Huffington's dismissal of certain topics a... by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 7:16:12 PM
It is called 'conditioned reflex'. In their minds,... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 6:08:02 AM
OK Rob, your rationalized loyalty & admiration... by dick overfield on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 7:34:52 PM
...remembering AOL's vile practice of deleting opi... by Rick Emerson on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 8:30:15 PM
Imagine that a huge, powerhouse media operation su... by Rob Kall on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 10:06:06 PM
...let there be no doubt about that. But my predic... by M. Wizard on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 10:29:29 PM
Actually, I cited Thom Hartmann, who told me in an... by Rob Kall on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 10:46:38 PM
Mr. Kall,I submit content to OpedNews precisely be... by Robert Arend on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 11:49:58 PM
... by Nikk Katzman on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 7:07:55 AM
I agree with your take on this merger an the possi... by Disillusionist on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 12:29:37 AM
From a practical point of view, the move does inde... by Maxwell on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 7:48:33 AM