The Huffington Post Is Dishonest: Rob Portman Edition

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on May 29, 2009

Arianna Huffington’s little hobby horse claims that Rob Portman, the former Congressman, United States Trade Representative, and Budget Director who is now running for the U.S. Senate seat in Ohio, was evicted out of a Veteran’s Administration hospital in Ohio for campaigning.

In fact, the claim is not true. Neither Portman, nor the Democratic Attorney General of the state of Ohio were evicted for being at the hospital.

I’m all for new media, but new media will get nowhere so long as outfits like the Huffington Post make a mockery of the facts simply because its proprietors think that sensationalism sells.

  • Mambo Bananapatch

    Oh, gee, no news business in history has ever found success mocking facts! The very idea, that it’s possible to get rich selling sensationalism!

    Riiigght.

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