How Not to Troll

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Nov. 28 2012 5:05 PM

How Not to Troll

Politico's Dylan Byers trolls the Huffington Post to some effect.

"In an interview with The Huffington Post, [Jon] Huntsman laid out his vision for the Republican Party going forward...."
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It's supposed to be hilarious because, ha, what Republican would reveal all to the Huffington Post? To answer that question, I refer to a three-year old article in Politico titled "Republicans flock to Huffington Post."

Just as Democrats learned to love — or at least understand — the Drudge Report, Republicans flock to The Huffington Post largely because of the site’s broad reach. In April, The Huffington Post brought in a record 8.8 million unique visitors, according to Nielsen — a number that includes quite a few mainstream media journalists and cable news producers.

Why is it inherently crazy for a Republican who wants buzz to talk to a popular liberal news site? Isn't this the reason that Democrats (or "Democrats") like Doug Schoen write op-eds in the Wall Street Journal?

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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