The Cabinet Of The Damned
February 08, 2010
Steve Clemons, with whom I worked at the New America Foundation in 1999, has some advice for President Obama: Set up a Team B with diverse political and national security observers like Tom Daschle, John Podesta, Brent Scowcroft, Arianna Huffington, Fareed Zakaria, Katrina vanden Heuvel, John Harris, James Fallows, Chuck Hagel, Strobe Talbott, James Baker, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and others to give you a no-nonsense picture of what is going on. That seems, ah, problematic. The only two people who could actually be useful here, Daschle and Podesta, already sit in the outer-advice circle.
Arianna's Generous Borrowing
December 02, 2009
Arianna Huffington recently gave a speech about the future of journalism, and in the speech she took some shots at Rupert Murdoch. According to Huffington, Murdoch loves to criticize news aggregators, while at the same time operating a number of news aggregators himself. Huffington claims that her site, The Huffington Post, has plenty of original new content, while Murdoch owns a number of sites that purely aggregate and steal. Here is Huffington: 1. The Wall Street Journal has a tech section that's nothing more than a parasite -- uh, I mean, aggregator -- of outside content. 2.
Arianna Huffington Breaks Bread With ... Tim Geithner?
December 02, 2009
Interesting nugget in yesterday's Playbook that I meant to highlight at the time: SPOTTED: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Arianna Huffington (who has been très critical) enjoying red wine and an off-the-record dinner last night at Central Michel Richard. That would of course be the same Arianna Huffington who, back in March, dashed off a column entitled "Take the Steering Wheel Out of Geithner's Hands," which included such rhetorical air kisses as: But the issue isn't Geithner's delivery, it's what he's delivering: an approach to the crisis that is as toxic as the assets that have hamstru
The Puffington Host
June 17, 2009
Right is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe (And What You Need To Know To End The Madness) By Arianna Huffington (Alfred A.
Tnr Slideshow: The Puffington Host
June 01, 2009
Who is Arianna Huffington? And how did she go from right-wing columnist to "steely" liberal blogger? In this week's TNR cover story, Isaac Chotiner plunges into Huffington's writings and explores the various incarnations of the woman behind The Huffington Post. Click through today's TNR slideshow to see how Huffington's public persona has morphed over the years. Photos courtesy of thetribunenews.com, Getty Images, Amazon.com, Chris Buck/New York Magazine, and Simon & Schuster
Mccain: I Voted For Bush
May 09, 2008
Despite Arianna's claim, that's what he tells Bill O'Reilly. Transcript comes via a PR firm I assume is promoting her new book: O'REILLY: OK. Arianna Huffington says you didn't vote for Bush in 2000. She's one of these people who is going to come after you.MCCAIN: Yes.O'REILLY: On her website yesterday, somebody blogged that you collaborated with the North Vietnamese, and they didn't torture you. This is Arianna Huffington. Now Arianna Huffington flat out said you did not vote for President Bush in 2000.MCCAIN: What can you say?O'REILLY: Did you vote for President bush?MCCAIN: Of course not.
Did Mccain Vote For Bush?
May 06, 2008
Arianna Huffington says McCain told her he didn't vote for Bush in 2000. Mark Salter denies Huffington's story and calls her "a flake, and a poser, and an attention seeking diva." Huffington replies with a litany of past McCain denials that turned out to be inoperative. Pull up a chair and grab some popcorn. P.S. Given the bitterness in McCainland after his 2000 defeat, Huffington's story certainly is* isn't implausible. *--unfortunate typo fixed! --Jason Zengerle
Arianna As Robber Baron
October 09, 2007
On Romenesko's letters page, Gary Dretzka attacks Arianna Huffington and the Huffington Post . . . from the left! The issue? Her refusal to pay HuffPo bloggers: After HuffPo CEO Betsy Morgan was hired away from CBS -- or is she volunteering her time to raise her profile -- co-founder Ken Lerer boldly asserted, "That's not our financial model. We offer them visibility, promotion and distribution with a great company." If Lerer were alive 200 years ago, he might have comforted African immigrants by arguing, "Hey, how many Europeans can say they got a free trip to America? None.
The Madness of Speaker Newt
March 17, 1997
Hanna Rosin on a divided court scheming against its king.
The Elephant Man
November 06, 1994
It's a few minutes to six on a Thursday evening in October, and the corridor outside the House chamber, thick with bodies a week ago, is a lazy parlor for a team of guards kicking back on swivel chairs bolted to the marble floor. Afternoon light sifts through windows painted shut since Truman was president, smoothing a coat of gold over the sculpted walls and vaulted ceiling.