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"We're trying to be a news organization — we're fair," [Salon CEO Joan Walsh] said, leaving the inference clear that Huffington Post is more slanted toward opinions. Walsh also insists that Salon plays its politics down the middle, although anyone who reads it — of either political stripe — would beg to differ.

"We're perceived as liberals because the country has moved to the right," Walsh told me when we met a few weeks ago in New York.

In a subsequent phone conversation, she elaborated: "Some of our liberal readers wish we weren't so fair and balanced."

That's Salon editor-in-chief Joan Walsh, telling MarketWatch's Jon Friedman about the politics of her magazine. Is she high?

Salon's Joan Walsh Shrugs Off Huffington Post [Marketwatch]