HuffPo Apologizes! Kind of.
Jonah Peretti, who is a partner and director of technology for the Huffington Post, apologized for the recent HuffPo scandal.
Almost apologized, I should perhaps say. Or kind of apologizes a bit.
And his writing isn't too bad either. And he's not lying, like Arianna, even if he is partly wrong.
This is what he says, among other things:
"I contacted Andy to express concern the moment I heard he was commenting on Rost's posts. Critical comments are fine for a reader of HuffPost but the tech staff's primary responsibility is to support our contributors and critical comments send the wrong message. Before I could even express these thoughts to Andy, he offered a heartfelt apology. He realized that he was acting like a reader when he posted the comments, but as a HuffPost staffer he should have shown more restraint expressing his personal opinions in the comments."
He claims that "Andy did not manipulate the comments and the fact that Rost is demanding an investigation or a denial is offensive. "
That's what he is wrong about. Enough readers on this blog have recently showed how easy it is to manipulate the HuffPo voting system, they've done it with everyone watching on this site.
The fact that using a Firefox browser gives you a carte blanche to manipulate ratings on HuffPo IS offensive. And the people who designed such a faulty voting system SHOULD be fired.
Because it is now clear that anyone could have manipulated Yaco-Mink's reply. No reply gets voted "Readers' favorite comment" in half an hour, unless voting is rigged.
You can read Parretti's mea culpa here.
One more thing, Jonah is complaining that I used a press release and e-mails to inform people of my new blog.
Jonah; I know you read my blog, so let me just tell you that I wouldn't have had to do that if you had allowed me to say good bye to my readers. But you didn't. You thought you were HuffPo and had total media power, respect and control.
After all, my blog posts don't appear on Google News and Yahoo News the way yours do. I'm just a guy trying to protect my name after being attacked by HuffPo. Not the other way around. Next time think before you censor your next whistleblower.
You topped it all off by deleting negative responses to Arianna's lying blog about me, as if you had been schooled by the political propaganda machines you so often criticize.