Betting on Arianna

Arianna Huffington appears as a panelist for Tavis Smiley’s “America’s Next Chapter” in Washington, D.C., last month.

By Robert Scheer

In defense of Arianna Huffington. Not that the lady needs one, having been a leader in undermining the right-wing dominance of Internet reporting. Defenders of a free press should be thrilled that it is Huffington who is now merging with AOL rather than Matt Drudge, the unrivaled leader of Internet news whom I first met at Arianna’s home when she was cozier with the right.

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