Expect to hear some huffing and puffing this morning about the impending loss of Huffington Post’s integrity with its sale to AOL.com. I’m not buying it. For years now, the Huffington Post has been a corporation, with a Chief Executive Officer, a Chief Revenue Officer and all the rest. Its job was to make money and now its job is still to make money. Only the name of the overlord has changed.
This is not to say that the Huffington Post won’t write any stories worth following. It may. It’s only to say that what the Huffington Post read needs to be considered with a grain of salt. Is the story properly cited? Can you check the claims made in the articles against outside sources? If so, great. If not, don’t be so sure.
That’s the same standard you should apply everywhere you read something, I think. Irregular Times is included.