Or so I have been told, by someone who actually understands the machinations involved in the magic thinky box.
It’s still creepy as all hell.
Via AoSHQ, I think. I didn’t save the original link, sorry.
“Hypocrisy,” of course.
It’s very entertaining to watch Newsbusters hammer AOL and the Huffington Post for their rank hypocrisy in banning Andrew Breitbart from the latter’s front page for calling Van Jones a commie punk somewhere else, while letting Bill Maher stick around even though he used the c and t-words* somewhere else. It’s even more entertaining to watch AOL and HuffPo try to put up a Cone of Silence on the subject. But if you really want to hit AOL hard on this – and it has to be AOL; obviously, Arianna Huffington is comfortable with having one standard for people on the Right who make statements, and another with people on the Left who make infinitely worse statements – then you have to hit them in the only place that you can; their pocketbooks. Which is very, very difficult, of course.
Oh, by the way: did you know that AOL still has 2.5 million actual subscribers, despite the fact that they don’t actually offer access that’s more sophisticated than dial-up? Seriously. If you have high-speed already, that $9.99/month plan pays for dial-up backup service; if you don’t actually need dial-up, you can keep your AOL account for free.