Huffington from Tahiti: Obama's No Elitist
12:25 AM, Apr 15, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
An interesting story from the Times on the woman who broke bittergate wide open last Friday night at HuffPo:
Fowler thought about it for a few days, nervous that it might damage Obama, before deciding to run with it. The Times noted that Arianna herself was "on a cruise in the Pacific" when the story broke, and that "she may not even know about the stir it created." Not true. Arianna wrote in to the paper with this update:
Shockingly, Huffington's take is a bit different than her reporter's. She insists there's nothing at all "elitist" about Obama's comments, and she accuses Clinton of "twisting Obama's words in a way that confirms every right-wing demagogic caricature of her own Party." Actually, you know what confirms every right-wing demagogic caricature of the Democratic party? Arianna Huffington attempting to rebut charges of snobbery with a story filed from a yacht off the coast of Tahiti.