AOL buys Huffington Post

Here’s an odd news story. AOL—which I haven’t heard of in years, I wasn’t even sure it existed any more—has purchased Huffington Post for $315 million. I never heard of a big internet service provider purchasing a big web magazine. I guess what this means is, the moment an AOL subscriber goes online, the first thing he will see will be Huffington Post, with its focus on left-wing politics and celebrities.

Here are some of the comments at

Reply 2—Posted by: locarno, 2/7/2011 4:27:19 AM

Huffington Post is “online news”? Wow, news to me. Is AOL still alive? Thought they checked out with their 56k dial up modems.

Reply 3—Posted by: kelty, 2/7/2011 5:00:27 AM

Are they kidding? That place has turned into the freaking Daily Mail in the last year. It’s The Enquirer now, not a news site. All celebs, all the time. It’s embarrassing.

AOL—wrong in the days of Netscape, wrong in the days of Time Warner—the deal that woke people up from the web 1.0 dream and brought down the 90s economy—and wrong now—but just like Donald Trump—they walk away with the $ while their investors get *.

Reply 6—Posted by: Grumpy Yee, 2/7/2011 5:49:52 AM

This money would better have gone into opening their own college for journalism, than to pay Ariana.

Reply 8—Posted by: Winmag, 2/7/2011 6:28:00 AM

Hiring Zsa Zsa as a news editor should help drive AOL out of business shortly.

Reply 9—Posted by: losgatos, 2/7/2011 6:48:31 AM

That’s funny. I wouldn’t give 15 cents for Arianna.

Reply 10—Posted by: Spidey, 2/7/2011 6:56:14 AM

So everybody that has AOL will have a Palin bash story on their homepage everyday.I’m surprised AOL is still in business,let alone having $300 million to waste.The Huff’s popularity is greatly exaggerated. Basically the MSNBC crowd.

Reply 16—Posted by: kayworthy, 2/7/2011 7:57:04 AM

The Huffington Post would die without the half dozen Palin “news” stories it posts daily.

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