Following news reports today that AOL News would pay $315 million to acquire The Huffington Post, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:
"This proves AOL News has lost its mind. They must be in such dire straits that they've been blinded by the millions and think an acquisition of The Huffington Post is worth sacrificing credibility and objectivity. AOL News is fooling only itself in thinking there is no journalistic conflict in merging with a hate-filled, vicious, radically left-wing rag.
"Let's do a quick review of The Huffington Post. Our 'Huffington's House of Horrors' Special Report revealed beyond a shadow of a doubt ongoing campaign of profanity, crude sexual and excretory metaphors and outright hate speech against conservatives, all under the leadership of Arianna Huffington. In fact, just last month, Huffington's site published a man saying the next 'Great American Story' would be Dick Cheney receiving a heart transplant from a brain-dead American soldier from Iraq, possibly causing 'the heart to implode knowing it was trapped inside Dick Cheney.'
"So when Arianna brags today that 'I laid out my vision for the expansion of The Huffington Post, and he laid out his vision for AOL. We were practically finishing each other's sentences,' we can only assume that AOL News has been infected with the same vicious motive: to target and obscenely smear conservatives. They can do that if they want, of course, but please don't call it AOL 'News.' That's now become an insult."