In the LAT‘s weekly feature “The Sunday Conversation” this weekend, Gutfeld discussed his three year stint blogging at HuffPost from 2005 to 2008:
You wrote for the Huffington Post in the early years, including a mini cartoon series making fun of Arianna Huffington. You essentially called her a hypocrite for not paying writers. How did you get away with that?
“I was pretty much their first blogger, because I was blogging from England and my posts showed up hours earlier than everybody else. Once I got in there, it was impossible for Arianna to get me out of there because I was fun mold. If you removed me, the HuffPo became boring and I think Arianna knew that. If I wasn’t there, the Huffington Post probably would have collapsed under its own self-seriousness.”
Here’s one of the cartoons Gutfeld did on Huffington.
Gutfeld no longer works at HuffPost and to date, it hasn’t collapsed.