Unpaid Huffington Post Writers May Strike Following $315 Million Sale To AOL

arianna_0-311x233The progressive views of leading liberal website the Huffington Post apparently stop at the office door. When your company is worth $315 million, it’s hard to make excuses for not paying your writers, and so the Newspaper Guild is urging the site’s unpaid bloggers to strike, in a controversy that has gone oddly undermentioned in the left-wing blogosphere. The Wrap reports:

Arianna Huffington scoffed at a group of unpaid Huffington Post contributors that announced on Wednesday they would stop contributing content to the site, weeks after its $315 million sale to AOL was announced.

“The idea of going on strike when no one really notices,” Huffington said. “Go ahead, go on strike.”

The controversy arose after writers for the websites ArtScene and Visual Art Source , which had been contributing content to the Huffington Post for free since 2010, refuse to contribute additional material to the site unless they got paid. They are asking for a pay schedule and requesting that promotional material no longer be published alongside editorial content.

18 Comments on "Unpaid Huffington Post Writers May Strike Following $315 Million Sale To AOL"

  1. Butter Knife | Mar 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm |

    Alas, sometimes liberals really do become Conservatives once they stop being broke…

    Arianna Huffington, you are a fraud and a charlatan, and HuffPo a worthless pseudo-liberal rag with naught but hollow pretentiousness and delusions of intellectuality. So, apparently, the wingnuts have been right all along… at least in this regard.

    Thanks a bunch for setting us back, sell out. Maybe you can partner with Beck once he quits Fox (or gets canned due to slipping viewership… six of one, half dozen of the other, I suppose) to create the ultimate source for vapid hysterics and polemic brought to you by shameless media whores.

  2. Butter Knife | Mar 23, 2011 at 6:02 pm |

    Alas, sometimes liberals really do become Conservatives once they stop being broke…

    Arianna Huffington, you are a fraud and a charlatan, and HuffPo a worthless pseudo-liberal rag with naught but hollow pretentiousness and delusions of intellectuality. So, apparently, the wingnuts have been right all along… at least in this regard.

    Thanks a bunch for setting us back, sell out. Maybe you can partner with Beck once he quits Fox (or gets canned due to slipping viewership… six of one, half dozen of the other, I suppose) to create the ultimate source for vapid hysterics and polemic brought to you by shameless media whores.

  3. DeepCough | Mar 24, 2011 at 3:10 am |

    Well, therein lies the problem of doing what you love for a living: you tend to hate not getting paid for it.

  4. DeepCough | Mar 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm |

    Well, therein lies the problem of doing what you love for a living: you tend to hate not getting paid for it.

  5. “The idea of going on strike when no one really notices,” Huffington said. “Go ahead, go on strike.”

    That’s true. At least she’s realistic about the insignificance of her site.

  6. “The idea of going on strike when no one really notices,” Huffington said. “Go ahead, go on strike.”

    That’s true. At least she’s realistic about the insignificance of her site.

  7. Simiantongue | Mar 24, 2011 at 4:44 am |

    Look at her hands! She’s been counting to ten! Ya can’t trust them Ivory tower intellectuuuls I tells ya!

  8. Simiantongue | Mar 24, 2011 at 12:44 am |

    Look at her hands! She’s been counting to ten! Ya can’t trust them Ivory tower intellectuuuls I tells ya!

  9. As a working man and a journalist, I say Arianna Huffington can lick my ass. You’re too keen to join the parasite class baby, you make it look like it comes so naturally to you.

  10. As a working man and a journalist, I say Arianna Huffington can lick my ass. You’re too keen to join the parasite class baby, you make it look like it comes so naturally to you.

  11. Drinky McGee | Mar 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm |

    Arianna started out as a Conservative. She’s just going back to her roots.

  12. Drinky McGee | Mar 24, 2011 at 9:09 am |

    Arianna started out as a Conservative. She’s just going back to her roots.

  13. Anonymous | Mar 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm |

    After the way Huffington Post has crashed straight to tabloid trash, liberal intellectual writers will likely find going on strike to be rather a mute point.
    It’s like the proverbial 10,000 monkeys have taking over typing the headlines and content, it really has gotten worse nearly day by day since the AOL buyout.
    Budgeybart on the payroll, next up will be Joker OKeefe doing the video editing and a regular political piece from Darth Cheney.
    The big grab for the trash and cash is on at the Huffington Post.

  14. After the way Huffington Post has crashed straight to tabloid trash, liberal intellectual writers will likely find going on strike to be rather a mute point.
    It’s like the proverbial 10,000 monkeys have taking over typing the headlines and content, it really has gotten worse nearly day by day since the AOL buyout.
    Budgeybart on the payroll, next up will be Joker OKeefe doing the video editing and a regular political piece from Darth Cheney.
    The big grab for the trash and cash is on at the Huffington Post.

  15. “…had been contributing content to the Huffington Post for free since 2010”

    So these guys have been Huffington Slaves for a couple months and they’re already whining and demanding a cut? bah. That’s like a high school age volunteer at a hospital demanding a cut of the profits and a private plane.

  16. “…had been contributing content to the Huffington Post for free since 2010”

    So these guys have been Huffington Slaves for a couple months and they’re already whining and demanding a cut? bah. That’s like a high school age volunteer at a hospital demanding a cut of the profits and a private plane.

  17. you fucks otta stand up for you rights instead of sitting around and taking it in the ass speak allready stand up for your rites don’t let these fucks take that away fgreom you be proud fuckin fight for the right to fuckin say fuck you I have a mouth and I’m gonna use it shit come on what the fuck arte you scared of fuck the fuckin so called leadership there fucked anyway go for it

  18. you fucks otta stand up for you rights instead of sitting around and taking it in the ass speak allready stand up for your rites don’t let these fucks take that away fgreom you be proud fuckin fight for the right to fuckin say fuck you I have a mouth and I’m gonna use it shit come on what the fuck arte you scared of fuck the fuckin so called leadership there fucked anyway go for it

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