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November 07, 2009

Air America "Beta": HuffPost without the funny accent

Sometime when I wasn't constantly monitoring them, Air America Radio created a snazzy new website (airamerica.com) which, according to the title graphic, is "Beta". (Of course, that might be the final title, since most of their ideas have a beta if not an alpha feel to them). Be that as it may, it's basically just the Huffington Post, but without a webmistress with a funny accent. They have the same Big Graphic right at the top of the page, the same liberal-oriented stories, and the same penchant for the Heartwarming and Wacky, such as the investigative report entitled "WATCH: The World's Fasted Turtle". One thing that's missing: "celebrity" nobodies to tell you what they had for lunch and opine on the news of the day (they do, however, have Brent Budowsky whoever that is.)

And, another difference between them and the HuffPo is that their traffic appears to be only slightly higher than this site. While a popular, red meat HuffPost post might generate hundreds or thousands of comments, liberal red meat like "Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Michele Bachmann" only has... 19 comments. This post has generated more comments.

Obviously, we need a Fairness Doctrine for the web too.

Posted in Meta at November 7, 2009 10:36 AM

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