HuffPo gets its money from somewhere, ya know…

So the author now says his awful anti-Catholic screed was satire.


Believe that and I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

A number of conservative and Catholic lay leaders, CV president Brian Burch among them, sent a letter to Arianna Huffington, founder and editor in chief of the creatively named Huffington Post excoriating the media mogul and demanding that she remove the offending piece and apologize for it ever being there.

I hope she does, but I also don’t think I’ll be buying any Campbell’s Soup, Kellogg’s cereals, items from RadioShack or Samsung, anything from Weight Watchers, Cricket’s Muve Music, Egg Beaters (or anything by ConAgra Foods, if I can help it), or any Poise “unexpected wetness” garments (okay, this last one won’t be much of a change for me) until they stop running ads on HuffPo, or Arianna apologizes significantly.

Not that my piddly expenditures in these areas will make much difference, but if more people followed suit, maybe, just maybe, something might change.

What do you think?



  • Paul Sadek

    It’s truly amazing how many people think that labeling something a “satirical piece” excuses anything and everything that is said, even if factually untrue. This would hardly be the case if the shoe were on the other foot, though.

    Say, for example, that I were to write and publish a “satirical piece” about your mother or sister, including grotesque exaggerations of facts, along with outright falsehoods. Would the label “satirical piece” excuse it? Of course not.

    And if you’re about to say, “that’s completely different,” then I suggest that you do some research on the Catholic mindset and worldview, and why we so frequently use the affectionate term, “Holy Mother Church.”

  • David Hart

    That missive is a bit naive and uninformed:

    “As we stated in February of 2011, (AOL News Has Lost Its Mind with HuffPo Buyout), AOL was foolish to buy The Huffington Post, presuming that it would be anything less than a hate-filled, vicious, radically left-wing rag.”

    First of all, I can assure you that AOL, with revenues last year of $2.2 billion, isn’t terribly interested in advice from Brian Burch, Brent Bozell or Brian Brown (the double Bees). The acquisition was based solely on economic logic.

    Secondly, one signatory to that letter runs an SPLC designated hate group; a second is working on that distinction. They are the last people who should be accusing others of bigotry.

    Finally, Mr. Doyle did NOT say that his piece was a joke. He DID say that it was satire intended to take Santorum to task for some of his hyperbole. It is something that was quite clear to most readers based on the comments – both approving and disapproving.



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