Trump responds to The Huffington Post moving him to the entertainment section in a statement that notes that he is “number one in the unimportant Huffington Post poll” as well as other polls, that he is number one with Mexicans in Nevada, and that he expects to win Iowa and New Hampshire, as well as leading a national debate on immigration.
If you have read previously written Tweets, Mr. Trump has never been a fan of Arianna Huffington or the money-losing Huffington Post. The only clown in this scenario is the huffington post pretending to be a legitimate news source. Mr. Trump is not focused on being covered by a glorified blog. He is focused on Making America Great again.
The Huffington Post says it will put news about Trump in the Entertainment section instead of the Politics section:
After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won’t report on Trump’s campaign as part of The Huffington Post’s political coverage. Instead, we will cover his campaign as part of our Entertainment section. Our reason is simple: Trump’s campaign is a sideshow. We won’t take the bait. If you are interested in what The Donald has to say, you’ll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette.
Ariana Huffington relays the decision on Twitter.
Huffington discusses her career and latest book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder, in this interview for PBS.
When we connect with the fact that it’s not just about money and power and our jobs, but that we have this incredible source of strength and wisdom in us, but we don’t take the time to connect with it, then you realize that whatever your circumstances, whether you’re at the top of the world or struggling to make ends meet, we need to reconnect with ourselves. And that requires disconnecting from our devices.
Huffington says Arrington is now employed by a business group called AOL Ventures which handles business development in a division of the company that has funded CrunchFund. He retains the founding editor title and is able to write unpaid blogs. He is not paid by TechCrunch, and doesn’t report to TechCrunch editors or to Huffington or other AOL Huffington Post Media Group personnel.
Arrington starts the fund with $20 million. He will run it with Gallagher and Siegler. Arrington:
I don’t claim to be a journalist. I hold myself to higher standards of transparency and disclosure.
He will take a reduced role at TechCrunch but continue to report to Huffington. Investments will be disclosed on the blog. AOL is putting about $10 million into the fund. Armstrong:
We have a traditional understanding of journalism with the exception of TechCrunch, which is different but is transparent about it.
Arrington interviews Huffington at Disrupt about the relationship between TechCrunch and AOL. Arrington:
How the hell did we both end up at AOL? … Is it going to work?
So far it has worked.
Huffington profiles Arrington for the magazine:
[He] is the quintessential blogger: intense, passionate, consumed with his subject, opinionated, sleep-deprived, forward-thinking, easy to irritate and apt to air his grudges in public.