Politics & Media
Jan 02, 2009, 04:52AM

Caught cutting corners

The Huffington Post—one of the Web's more ubiquitous publications—has found itself in seriously hot water.

Not good:

The Huffington Post, a venture-capital-backed new media site that mixes links to other sites content with hundreds of celebrity and volunteer blogger posts, is being accused of slimy business practices by a handful of smaller publications who say the site is unfairly copying and publishing their content.

Whet Moser, an editor at alternata]ive weeklyChicago Reader wants to know why The Huffington Post's newly formed Chicago-focused venture is stealing their copyrighted concert reviews and reprinting them in whole in order to get search engine traffic. And he found other examples taken wholesale from The Onion andTime Out Chicago


  • Doesn't bother me. I've always found The Huffington Post a little sleazy, and this doesn't surprise me. There are any number of very good left of center websites, ones that don't have John Cusack dashing off a "blog post" about poverty, war and racial injustice.

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