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Blatant Bias at AOL/HuffPo?

The “Weinergate” scandal has been dominating news headlines for the past week. But you wouldn’t know that from looking at the Huffington Post’s homepage, which had almost nothing about the scandal up until yesterday. Sure, the site published posts about it, like Safi Knafo’s article from June 1st that discussed Twitter’s vulnerability to hacking, or Andrew Reinbach’s from June 5 that hoped people would stop caring (it has since been updated), but these were relegated to the site’s “Tech” and “Politics” subpages. As Patterico has shown, even yesterday as the scandal was blowing up, HuffPo chose to place Weinergate-related pieces at the very bottom of its homepage.

Bias, anyone?

Nat Brown is a former deputy web editor of Foreign Affairs and a former deputy managing editor of National Review Online.

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