Get your masturbation on at The Huffington Post
February 3, 2010 by William K. Wolfrum
While I understand the difficulty in making money on the Internet, I have generally tried to avoid doing baser things in order to make my Web site more profitable. Like, for instance, I haven’t made it a porn site or relied on scantily clad women to get extra hits. I have had my moments of weakness, mind you, but the most part, mine is a fairly dry site if getting wet is what you’re after.
The Huffington Post, however, is about eight minutes away from becoming a full-on masturbation magazine.
As political Web sites go, The Huffington Post has been on top of the pile for some time, having long bypassed The Drudge Report. That however, is apparently not good enough for leader Arianna Huffington, who now seeks to take HuffPo to the top of the Porn charts.
Just a look at today’s top stories tells you about all you need to know:
- The 7 Weirdest Things Women Do to Their Vaginas
- Pink’s Grammy Performance: Upside Down & Nearly Naked
- Grammys Chest Dressed: Who Wore Low-Cut Best?
- Macquarie Banker Caught With Naked Miranda Kerr Photos On…
Aside from being a place to masturbate, HuffPo also covers celebrities as if the nation were about to run out of them:
- Grammys 2010 Best-Dressed: See Who Rocked The Red Carpet…
- PHOTOS: Hayden Panettiere Shows Off Her Boyfriend
- Bachelor Vienna’s Boob Job.. Mel Gibson A**hole Fracas.. Jesus DUMPS Madonna
And, of course, there’s Huffington’s love of pseudoscience:
- PHOTO: UFO In Space Stuns Scientists
Mind you, these stories are all on the front page of the behemoth site right now. And that doesn’t count big stories on the girl who sold her virginity or a 9-year-old that gave birth, etc.
The Huffington Post rocketed to the top of the political world by featuring a wide array of voices. But nowadays, blogging is no longer their forte. Because like so many before, The Huffington Post has learned that what the American public wants is porn and nonsense. And Hufpo is delivering both in grand portions.
Update: Over at The Huffington Post, journalist Diane Tucker talks about this post and tackles this issue in the post: “Writer William K. Wolfrum Slams HuffPo For Becoming HuffPorn”