Oh, and one more reason not to read Huffington Post

Oh, and one more reason not to read Huffington Post


norman lebrecht

December 14, 2011

Press Gazette reports that the vanity website is opening a UK culture section on which selected amateurs can post their thoughts.

Among the chief bloggers will be the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, following the lead given yesterday by his Arts Council lackey, Alan Davey.

And that is the diving line between HuffPo and real media. The job of journalism is to speak truth to power. The role of HuffPo is pet poodle.


  • Greg Hlatky says:

    Silly me. I thought the job of journalism was to report facts.

  • Doug says:

    Journalists are faced with the daily choice of painstakingly researching stories or writing whatever people tell them. Both approaches pay the same.

  • Janey says:

    There are some strong bloggers on the Huffington Post who do research and challenge government, corporations and the like. They are, alas,rare. If only the entire site met the level of these few….