The Big Huffington post Sell-out

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Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post has sold out to AOL.

This is a big blow for anyone who saw that independent media could grow and remain independent of mainstream media influence or dollars.  Of course, one might argue that this is something aspire to, but this is like arguing that when Whole Foods sells organic foods, they won’t sell out either (which they did when they caved to Monsanto and said that GE alfalfa is OK).

Adbusters has launched a ‘Huff & Puff It Down’ awareness campaign.  Use the hash tag #huffpuff when telling people about your favourite alternative news and information sites so that you won’t have to rely on rehashed mainstream stuff.

Here are a few alternatives to consider:

http://alternet.org
http://commondreams.org
http://indymedia.org
http://truth-out.org
http://truthdig.org
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree
http://www.rabble.ca
http://www.progressivebloggers.ca
http://www.openfile.ca

Please add your favourites in the comments below.  I’d really like to build a more comprehensive list to share with everyone.

Also, I’ll be starting a stump in Wikipedia titled ‘Canadian Independent Media’ and will let you know when it’s live.

One comment on “The Big Huffington post Sell-out

  1. I concur this is a mighty well written story, thanks for sharing this!

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