Why did Huffington talk to New York Times Magazine?

New York Times Magazine
As Chris O’Shea notes, the interview gets testy at several points. (“Maybe you should be reading more of [HuffPo's reporters' stories] and clicking less on the boobs,” Arianna Huffington tells interviewer Andrew Goldman.) Why did Huffington agree to a Times Magazine interview after Bill Keller attacked HuffPo in the magazine? “Arianna did the interview on March 7, prior to Keller’s aggregation piece” was posted March 10, HuffPo spokesman Mario Ruiz tells Romenesko. “And there was a subsequent follow-up discussion with Andrew Goldman after the Keller story ran.”

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  • Anonymous

    I thought the “boobs” being referred to were Arianna and Bill for getting into this dopey ruckus.

  • Anonymous

    I thought the “boobs” being referred to were Arianna and Bill for getting into this dopey ruckus.

  • http://twitter.com/Chris_Halasz Christina Halasz

    Yes—terrorize. You can see a facebook journal entry on the subject here:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001661755654

    There have been implicit death threats and all manner of sexual harassment—the woman has a loose screw.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504633504 Dan Mitchell

    “Terrorize”?

  • http://twitter.com/Chris_Halasz Christina Halasz

    The statements made by this person are beyond arrogant; they reveal a marked personal bitterness in her perspective and total lack of journalistic integrity. Do we think sexist statements by women are somehow less damaging to the morale of other women who are subjected to this harassment? Obviously, “the boobs” are a big issue for Arianna—because she chooses to pepper her editorial content with them, so maybe she should forget about taking the moral high ground if she is not above supporting such a misogynist agenda. We’re sorry you’re not the only one with “boobs”, Arianna, but that doesn’t mean you have the right to exploit and terrorize younger people. Maybe get over yourself and open your eyes and see it’s a great big world out there filled with many other things besides genetalia! Enslaving other people is not benefiting women outside of your Greek restaurant clientele—it’s harming domestic morale, health, economy, etc…immeasurably and it has to stop immediately.