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Laurie David Reflects On HuffPost's Beginnings And The Birth Of The HuffPost Blog

05/07/2015 02:02 pm ET | Updated May 07, 2015

As one of HuffPost's launch-day bloggers back on May 9, 2005, environmental activist Laurie David discovered the HuffPost blog offered her a unique new platform to voice her thoughts on global warming, she recalled in a HuffPost Live conversation Thursday.

"It was an incredible place to vent frustration," she told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. "It was cheaper than therapy."

While republicans had the Drudge report and right wing radio, the left was in need of a platform, said David, and that's where HuffPost came in.

"The right wing kind of had a monopoly on the media for a while," she recounted. "I think progressives and democrats started thinking 'Wait a second, our voice and our message is getting drowned out here and we have to do something about it quick' -- and of course, she [Arianna Huffington] did it."

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