Huffington Post sucks… and Digg doesn’t know it

Was surfing Digg this morning and saw what I thought at first to be the same article twice. This wouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone who browses Digg on a regular basis. People repeatedly submit the same article twice despite being prompted with possible duplicates when they are submitted.

After actually clicking on both articles I realized that they were both Huffington Post (not linking to them b/c I hate them) articles…but different stories. They both have the same thumbnail picture on Digg and they both start “Obama Berlin Speech”. The posts are here and here.

My problem with this now lies in how sucky Huffington Post really is…I took a click at the articles and found this for both of them:

Their entire article could fit on a sticky note on my desk. How does something like that make the front page on Digg … twice?! Who knows probably another exploitation of the Digg algorithm or perhaps the fact that both headlines contain the word “Obama” and that’s an endless buffet for troll-hungry diggers. The only good thing they did was actually link to a video of the speech they were “blogging” about. The rest of the page was filled with content from ABC, CNN, UK Times, blah blah blah.

Summary: The Huffington post needs to get it’s shit together. They’re not writing any of their own content and with the list of editors and contributors on their “about us” page – they ought to put some of them to work writing some creative content for once.

Every story I’ve ever read on the Huff Post was the exact same (praising Obama and bashing McCain) and people claim them to be completely neutral and not biased towards one side or the other. This guy did some research and found that in a 24 hour period the Huffington Post had more front page articles than any other website and claimed 6% of all front page articles. What’s with the Huff spam? How do the short unoriginal articles make the front page so much? Oh well… who cares.

17 Comment(s)

  1. simmer down, simmer down.

    Katie | Jul 26, 2008 | Reply

  2. Who said the Huffington Post was a neutral unbiased site?

    McGovern | Jul 26, 2008 | Reply

  3. I have to agree with your opinion of the Huffington Post. I go there occasionally to see what garbage they are up to and it is always the same misleading partial one sided reporting. They learned from the Communist how to do propaganda.
    Only if you are an unhappy person and choose to believe that everything in our nation is bad you will find refuge in their BS. A few times I posted comments on some of their articles but they have blocked me and no longer let me post. Their position on Freedom of Speech is that those who do not agree with them don’t deserve that right.
    They are not a happy bunch and want to elect Obama so that he can ruin it for the rest of us and then we all can be unhappy. Fortunately that will not happen. OBAMA WILL NEVER BE ELECTED! In November we will wake them up from that dream before it becomes a nightmare.
    Visit my website:

    P Alfonso | Jul 28, 2008 | Reply

  4. I tried to post a comment on Huffington against their video clip, and it was deleted. How do they get air time on the news media if they aren’t going to even allow debates and other views? Rather socialistic, don’t ya think?

    AFwifey00 | Sep 11, 2008 | Reply

  5. Huffington Post is very partial, it always has been. But I went to Pedro’s site, and before he can say anything about any other sites, I would think that he is pretty biased too. But I guess as Americans we have to the right to our opinions, right or wrong.

    kankan | Dec 15, 2008 | Reply

  6. kankan

    Opinions are not a matter of right or wrong. It is more about what works, what doesn’t and what our priorities are. As a nation, we have become so comfortable with an unprecedented abundance that has numbed our build in instinct for survival. We are a society which for the most part is blindly herded. Individuality loss is much more acute in densely urban areas in which people rely on government for shelter, food, water, and mobility. Those who reside in urban areas see the world differently because they are more self-sufficient and generally a live in a different world.
    We just had an election in which we were led to believe that we had a choice. The truth is the election was bought. The candidate that had the most money won. The international wealthy icons poured money to elect the person that they could best control and that is who we have for President elect. We no longer elect public servants but lobbyist servants who can only win with the money that buys their souls. It is no longer the wish of the people for most people can only see what the wealthy owned news media feeds them.

    P Alfonso | Dec 15, 2008 | Reply

  7. Correction

    Those who reside in rural areas see the world differently because they are more self-sufficient and that generally makes it a different world.

    P Alfonso | Dec 15, 2008 | Reply


    frankly | Mar 7, 2010 | Reply

  9. Ha ha.

    Tom | Jul 2, 2010 | Reply

  10. Many have been banned from Huffington Post and their profiles arbitrarily deleted without reason.


    1. A group has drafted a petition protesting the Huffington Post ‘s censorship, including “ongoing abuses of both HP policy and the principles of open democratic civil discourse.” The group plans to publish “incidents of arbitrary and ongoing censorship at the Huffington Post.”
    For more information see: You can also email:

    2. Have you been banned from commenting and/or had your profile deleted by the Huffington Post? Please send your examples to: for the blog, “Banned From Huffpo”:

    Fight HP Corruption | Aug 23, 2010 | Reply

  11. Huffington Post arbitrarily deletes comments, bans those who post comments, and deletes profiles. The pattern of arbitrary censorship extends far beyond HP’s published moderation policies.

    Please sign the Petition to Stop Out of Control Censorship at the Huffington Post Censorship here:

    The petition text is a letter that gets sent automatically to the Huffington Post ( every time someone signs. Note: you can edit or completely change the letter that gets sent when you sign so you can make it about any specific free speech issues that you like.

    PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD FAR AND WIDE! Share the link on all of your social networks—Facebook, Twitter, etc!

    Stop Censorship | Sep 5, 2010 | Reply

  12. So I was banned from the HP after sending an email complaining about the qualifications of their bloggers in science and religion. Mostly loosing hair over Chopra and Laszlo. You can see the post at

    Martin Gak | Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

  13. They bash McCain because they can – He’s a clown.
    Huff Po sucks but not because of its “liberal” bias. There are a lot of garbage stories and they protect their advertisers from criticism. It sounds like Fox News on TV.

    Fuzzman | Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

  14. Immediately after the shooting of Gabriel Giffords, they were deleting comments mentioning Sarah Palin and her rifle target hit list until several hours later when their own article on the subject was posted.

    It's A Joke | Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

  15. digg sucks now anyway… anyone who still uses it needs to make the switch to Reddit

    Rants&Raves | Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

  16. I agree the HP is not about free speech unless you agree and support the worthless one

    dk | Sep 30, 2011 | Reply

  17. What the Huffington Post censors is not the “liberal” or “conservative” points of view but the TRUTH. The false liberal vs. conservative paradigm is part of the con job being pulled on society. However, there is some truth on both sides and whenever either of these misled proponents speaks that truth, they get censored. I have also been censored because I tell the truth with regard to the homosexual agenda, the feminist agenda and the neverending war agenda, all being perpetrated on us by the 1% of elite Luciferians in control. I also mention that these Luciferians also use a “left vs right” paradigm with regard to religion, ie mainstream 501c3 state controlled churchianity vs. rabid hatemongers like Fred Phelps and his gang, both equally erroneous and both giving true believers in Christ a bad name especially when we try to stand up for God’s Word against the abomination of homosexuality. I get called every name in the book by the homos and accused of “stoning people to death” (OT) and also accused of being one with Fred Phelps and his cult. When I give them a sound and scriptural rebuttal as well as mentioning that most of professing “christianity” is false and that Jesus Christ is not religious but spirit and Truth, I get censored. Even though I made clear that I don’t hate homosexuals, only the demon that possesses them. I made clear that the ones who did the stoning in the New Testament were the hypocritical religous leaders, closet homosexuals and unbelievers. The one’s who got stoned were Stephen, the Apostle Paul, etc. for telling the TRUTH. But the Huffington Post, who is obviously pro-sodomite and anti-free speech, will not allow anyone to speak the truth about any subject. I am also anti-war and believe what Jesus said about loving my neighbors, which includes the Muslims and Palestianians. The homosexuals posting accused me (by merely assuming) of being a warmongering, hater of Muslims (as most of the false churchians are). And of course when I stated that I am anti war (a usually liberal stance) and that I love my Muslim/Mid East neighbors and that the International bankers are the ones behind all the wars, I (of course) am censored again. We all know who the mass media work for (international bankers). That’s why they suppress the truth. It has nothing to do with liberal vs. conservative which is just a trap set up by them to keep people in the dark.

    AntiNovusOrdoSeclorum | Sep 5, 2012 | Reply

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