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HuffPo's Misogyny: The NSFW Path to Liberal Journalism Success

5:34 PM, Nov 24, 2009 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Now, the Huffington Post has to make a buck, like any other business, and this is how it's going about doing it. Any headline with "NSFW" or "slip" or "upskirt" in it will bring you Internet traffic, but at what cost? (Update: I meant to add here that we obviously see the same tricks used by cable news for audience, though not to quite the extent the Internet allows.)

I'd argue that the kind of Internet traffic HuffPo trafficks in is below a political site of the caliber it purports to be, period. But the Huffington Post is also a left-of-center reporting outlet with a keen interest in harping on what it calls the "anti-woman" views and policies of the Republican Party, conservative leaders, and even conservative Democrats. Somehow it's hard to take HuffPo's rant about Neanderthal Stupak-amendment supporters seriously when it's right next to Rihanna's exposed nipple and some D-lister's leaked sex tape.

It won't be long before people start to claim, defensively, at D.C. dinner parties that they just read HuffPo "for the articles."