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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Huffpo Going Mainstream?

Why is Huffpo attacking the Obama administration with the same zeal with which they went after the Bush administration? It's not like they're the same animal, and need to be treated with equal venom. Why would a progressive blog see fit to undermine a progressive President who is actually trying to pass an agenda that is good for the people, making a good faith effort, in the same way they went after a frat-boy Supreme Court appointee/election-stealer whose lying administration bordered on criminal and who couldn't have cared less about the people's agenda?

Let's have some perspective, please.

It appears to this blogger that Huffpo is going the way of corporate media, where right wing talking points and gossip topics are relied upon for the news of the day. This post was my last straw:

"Patrick Caddell, a Fox News contributor and former pollster for President Carter, said he had spoken to Democratic consultants who said they were told by the White House to avoid appearances on Fox. He declined to give their names. Caddell said he had not gotten that message himself from the White House. "

Why would Huffpo run with this lame story from a Fox News contributor, with an unnamed source claiming to have been warned off of appearing on Fox News? This is not news. It doesn't even make sense. I'll betcha anything it is not true.

Using Drudge Report and Fox News standards of reporting is not why I read this blog. I used to rely on Huffpo to make sense of what is going on, to help me see through the fog of the broadcast media. I do not come here to find an ongoing litany of the same tired, over-used, GOP talking points that are masked as news and can be found on any corporate medium.

I come to this blog for smart, progressive views, facts, and an alternative to the insipid, corporate media trash talk.

Huffpo seems to be taking a fast track downhill. How disappointing.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama-fox8-2009nov08,0,507227.story