Multi-Millionaire Media Mogul Compelled to Publicly Scoff at Peon Suing Her

What is that bad taste in our mouths? Maybe it’s Arianna Huffington’s post “above the fold” on the front page of Huffington Post cataloging all the people who agree with her and not with the lowly free-blogger suing her for non-payment.

She writes:

The lawsuit filed Tuesday by Jonathan Tasini is so utterly without merit, and has been so thoroughly eviscerated in the media — including being ridiculed as the “dumbest lawsuit ever”…

Yeah, remember back when Arianna was the voice of the downtrodden? You know when Pigs at the Trough didn’t sound like it could be an autobiography? You know, like December?

Look Arianna, you’ve already won. You got $100 million and a sweet job as supreme being of AOL media. If the guy suing you is without merit – why spend 1500-words plus your full-time press guy railing on him? If it’s bunk have some dignity and at least pretend to empathize with saps who are still trying to make a living on an “exposure as pay” business model you’ve enriched yourself by.

This is starting to look like a David and Goliath story…and Arianna – in case there are doubts by now – is no longer the self-appointed voice of David.

Publish date: April 14, 2011 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT