Arianna Huffington on Punishing the Media
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. Her newest book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder was published by Crown in March 2014 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.
Since launching in 2005, The Huffington Post has become one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
Huffington has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.She serves on several boards, including HuffPost's partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists.
Question: What should be the consequences for journalists you see as complicit in the war?
Arianna Huffington: Well, that is really an- the title of one of my sections is, “What Do You Have To Do To Get Kicked Out Of The Media?” Like, how discredited do you have to be? How many things do you have to get wrong? Because Bill Kristol got just about everything wrong about Iraq, you know. He even told us that we don’t have to worry about Sunnis and Shias because Iraq is a secular society, and he was rewarded with a column in the New York Times. Tony Snow regularly deceived the American people from his White House perch, and he has gotten a job at CNN.
Recorded on: March 9 2008
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