Arianna Huffington, whose daytime job consists of running a website that routinely depends on information provided by leakers at other companies, has reportedly soured on the whole idea of leaking things to the press. Erik Wemple of the Washington Post reports on a meeting the Huffington Post founder had with her lieutenants earlier this month:
Arianna Huffington, the editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, routinely meddles with the work of HuffPost reporters who criticize her friends. According to a new report in Capital New York, the Greek-American multi-millionaire recently picked up an even worse habit: Suspending reporters who write negative but otherwise completely factual articles about any of her pals.
AOL is shopping around TechCrunch and its other tech properties for around $70-100 million, according to PandoDaily. TechCrunch's history since AOL bought it in 2010 has been as turbulent as the private roller coasters many Facebook employees will likely install in their Silicon Valley mansions post-IPO. After Arianna Huffington was named ruler of AOL's editorial domain she squeezed out former TechCrunch boss Mike Arrington. But it seems she just couldn't be bothered with TechCrunch—after all, it's not even named after her. Now she's refocusing on the Huffington Post.