If The Huffington Post ever posts another story about the NSA invading our privacy, they are the biggest hypocrites since Sara Palin and Rush Limbaugh.
In 2005, I joined the Huffington Post. I found it to be one of the few progressive sites on the internet at the time that not only published "the news of the day" but gave readers like myself the chance to "chime in" with their take on the story. They had a wonderful interface that not only allowed me to track my comments but keep up with the debate in pretty much real time. Whenever someone replied to a comment I'd made, I'd get an email telling me so. That came in handy because I don't have my nose pointed at my computer all day and appreciated the opportunity to refute the corrosive propaganda coming out of the right wing noise machine. As time went on, more and more people joined the fray and it became "debate central" for me. I was astounded that right wingers would try to post blatant lies in the comments but, being one who doesn't shy away from a challenge, I went right after the "republicants", as I coined them. I called them out and made them back up whatever baloney they were serving. Although I had almost a thousand fans when I left, I never tried to say what was popular but what I truly felt and believed. I know it sounds corny but I felt honored that people liked what I had to say and I always tried to stick to my convictions and leave my emotions out of the equation. I criticized Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the "Blue Dogs" with the same vigor I saved for McConnell, Boehner and ‘ol Rush. I’ve always felt Obama was a phony who campaigns as a populist but governs as a corporatist. I think Howard Dean would be a better president for this country than Hillary Clinton. I also think Elizabeth Warren is one of the few truly honest people we have in Washington.
A few months ago the Huffington Post made it mandatory that new users would have to join Facebook in order to post comments but assured us established users that we would be grandfathered in and would be left alone. Now yesterday, without any warning at all, they made it mandatory for all users to join Facebook in order to comment. I have a problem with Facebook. I value my privacy while Facebook makes a living off of it. I will never, ever join Facebook. Period.
Ever since the Snowden story broke, the Huffington Post has been running screaming headlines about how the NSA is invading our right to privacy. Now, they're handing their users over to the one entity designed to take what's left of our privacy and sell it to the highest bidder. If that's what you think of the people who stood by you and defended you and your values, Arianna, then ** you. You betrayed us. You are just as much of a hypocrite as Sarah Palin and as big of liar as Limbaugh. I won't even give your site a view. I know it won't matter to you just as I know Wal-Mart doesn't miss me either. But, you see, I have convictions that I adhere to. The Huffington Post evidently does not.