We love Simon Dumenco. And there’s nothing you can say to change our minds.
His piece in AdAge:
Remember Mayhill Fowler, the “citizen journalist” HuffPo blogger who recorded Barack Obama‘s ruminations about “bitter” working-class Pennsylvania voters at a San Francisco fundraiser? My favorite bit of back story about her blog post appeared in the Los Angeles Times. “The story was reviewed up the website’s editorial ladder all the way to founder Arianna Huffington,” James Rainey reported. “Vacationing on a yacht in Tahiti, Huffington gave her assent.” Ha! I’ll tell you what: When the Huffington Post eventually sells (executive-suite insiders, priming the pump, floated a valuation of $200 million this spring), Fowler and the other industrious HuffPo bloggers sure aren’t gonna get yachting vacations in Tahiti out of the deal. (The question is just how quickly all those bloggers who have been dutifully tilling the fields will suddenly run screaming from Arianna’s media plantation.)
Arianna’s media plantation? Stop the ‘post now’ buttons! We have a winner!