My Firing From HuffPo Front Page News in UK
One of the largest and most respected newspapers in the UK has made the news about my termination from HuffPo their lead story on their front page. See http://media.guardian.co.uk/
This is the article, which is almost correct; the mistake is that my blog is back on HuffPo, but I'm not back blogging and I am still locked out.
HUFFINGTON POST BLOGGER BLOCKED
Stephen Brook, press correspondent
Thursday June 22, 2006
Influential website the Huffington Post tried to ban one of its bloggers after he discovered an anonymous heckler on his blog was actually the Post's technology manager.
In his Huffington Post blog, Peter Rost exposed the identity of the heckler - known as a "troll" in blogging parlance - which prompted the Post to temporarily block his access.
He recounted the incident on a new blog site he created separately to the one co-founded by journalist Arianna Huffington.
"This is a sad day for online journalism," Dr Rost wrote on his new site. "I was terminated without any investigation of the statements in my blog post, all of which were referenced using independent sources.
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