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Posts Tagged ‘Jason Linkins’

Anti-Colbert Hashtag Activist Has a New Target: HuffPost Live

Slate political reporter David Weigel provides a good rundown of the #CancelColbert brouhaha spearheaded by 23-year-old freelance writer Suey Park. Some material on Wednesday’s edition, followed by an insensitive tweet from the Comedy Central official stream, led Park to a very effective viral protest.

Now, there’s more trouble brewing. Brought on to HuffPost Live today to discuss all this with Josh Zepps, Park is tweeting up a new storm:

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Huffington Post Defends Itself: An Analysis

Former DCist.com unpaid contributor, current paid editor of Huffington Post’s Eat the Press -  the man with the best name for a blogger ever – Jason Linkins has written a post titled “How The Huffington Post Works (In Case You Were Wondering).”

Linkins writes:

This is how it all works. Yes, The Huffington Post is like a public square, for conversation. But that’s been built and maintained by people who work at it every single day, at all hours. We’re glad to have created that space, and we’re overjoyed that it gets filled every day, and we’re happy to promote the writing of others. But the building and the maintaining and the promoting of that space for people to play — that’s takes daily work, and that’s a big part of what I’m paid to do.

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Radar: The Long Goodbye Continues

Yep, everyone is still reeling from Friday’s sudden folding of Radar and the horror show that has subsequently taken its place over at Radaronline. Former Radar-er (and current fundraiser) Ana Marie Cox and HuffPo’s Jason Linkins have vlogged their own tribute to the magazine and its “vastly talented” staff below, many of which had previously come through Gawker “proving indeed that we are the Typhoid Mary’s of media.”