The Huffington Post was started on May 9, 2005, by Arianna Huffington and others. The website features liberal/progressive news and opinion.
Website nicknames came quickly. Many newspapers named “Post” (such as the Washington Post) have long been nicknamed “Compost” (or “ComPost”). “Huffington comPost” was used by May 9, 2005.
The classic children’s story of the ‘Three Little Pigs” mentioned a wolf who told the pigs: “I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.” “Puff” and “Puffington” have often been used, with “Huffing and Puffington Post” used by May 9, 2005. “Puffington Host” was also used by May 2005. Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin has used “Huffington Puffington Compost.”
Other nicknames of The Huffington Post (“Huff Po”) have been “Puff Ho” (since at least July 2005), “Muffington Post” (since at least May 2007), “Huffington Joke” (since at least March 2008), “Huff Poop,” (cited since at least April 2008) and “Huffing Paint Post” (since at least April 2010).
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is a liberal American news and opinion website and blog that now has both localized and international editions. It was founded in 2005 by Andrew Breitbart, Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, and Jonah Peretti. The site offers news, satire, blogs, and original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women’s interests, and local news.
The Huffington Post was launched on May 9, 2005, as a liberal commentary outlet, blog and an alternative to news aggregators such as the Drudge Report, and it continues to maintain a politically liberal stance. On February 7, 2011, AOL acquired The Huffington Post for US$315 million, making Arianna Huffington editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group.
Wikipedia: Three Little Pigs
Three Little Pigs is a fairy tale featuring talking animals. Printed versions date back to the 1840s, but the story itself is thought to be much older. The phrases used in the story, and the various morals which can be drawn from it, have become enshrined in western culture.
Each exchange between wolf and pig features ringing proverbial phrases, namely:
“Little pig, little pig, let me come in!”
“Not by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin!”
“Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in”
Conservapedia: Mark Levin
Mark Reed Levin (born September 21, 1957) is a Constitutional lawyer, president of the the prestigious Landmark Legal Foundation in Washington D.C., a top-rated nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host and a best selling non-fiction author. Also, the former Chief of Staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese during the Reagan Administration. Mark has been a frequent guest and substitute host on The Sean Hannity Show, and has also been an advisor to Rush Limbaugh, who frequently refers to him on the air with the nickname “F. Lee Levin.” A reference to the famous defense attorney F. Lee Bailey. He is perhaps more well-known for his nickname, ‘The Great One,’ coined by his friend Sean Hannity. He is a believer in spreading the conservative message and wants the citizens to take an active political role in society.
The Mark Levin Lexicon
Levin holds disdain for the mainstream media and the politicians who pander to them. He often likes to refer to them in a derogatory and humorous way. It is Levin’s style that distinguishes himself from other radio personalities.
. Huffington Post = Huffington Puffington Compost
Huffing and Puffington Post
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, May 9, 2005 11:18 PM
Nothing to do with China, but worth noting:
A socialite, former-Republican-now-Democrat, SUV-hating, mansion-owning writer named Arianna Huffington (pictured) has launched a website called The Huffington Post.
Monday, May 9 (2005)
Part of me knows I should just ignore the entire Huffington comPost, because it’s just too damn easy. But another part of me read John Cusack waxing philosophical about Hunter Thompson and decided some things are just too good to pass up.
Thighs Wide Shut
Wednesday, May 11 (2005)
I’ll Huffington & Puffington
& Blow Yer Blog Down!
• Tell me dear Thighlanders, what would you dan rather read, this SuperCrapolaCelebBlog or a Voltron-esque one where Pinky, The Fiddler, The BlogFather, Stereogizzle, and myself all joined forces? That’s like 37 chambers of death son!
May 31, 2005
Apologies to The Puffington Host
In my recent post commenting on the anti-vaccine hysteria promoted by The Huffington Post, I referred to that site (in what I fondly imagined was cutting edge wit), as The Puffington Host. I find I must therefore apologize to The real Puffington Host for in any way implying their organ is The Huffington Post.
What am I going to use for bad puns in future? The Huffing and Roast? The Huff and I’ll Puff the Most? What is an honest blogger to do?
Google Groups: alt.news-media
Newsgroups: alt.news.media, alt.news-media, alt.politics.usa, alt.tv.pol-incorrect, rec.arts.tv
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 12:18:25 GMT
Local: Thurs, Jun 8 2006 7:18 am
Subject: Re: 60 Minutes, 21 Months Later
> And she
> still insists the documents were real! Here she is, posting yesterday on
> Puffington Host:
TV Never Sleeps
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Check out what “Green” Hanoi Sheryl’s rider for concerts looks like
So, Miss ‘one square of toilet paper’ Sheryl Crow now says;
“And by the way guys, the toilet paper thing…it was a JOKE!!”
The link goes to her post on “HR Puffington Compost” (the huffington post).
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Donate To A Campaign—-Lose Your Privacy
There is a new widget on my blog’s left column, which I don’t think I’ll keep for very long, because it links back to the Huffington Post. For those of you who avoid liberal websites, The Huffington Post (aka. Huff Po,...or as Pam at Atlas would say, Puff Ho) is a blog created by Arianna Huffington, that ultra-left-wing, Zsa-zsa Gabor sound-a-like you might have heard once or twice on Sean Hannity some time ago.
Kevin Gleeson said…
It didn’t show a couple contributions I made to the RNC in 2006 and 2007. One was for $25. Last time I believe anything I read on the Huffington Puffington Compost.
March 7, 2008 6:42 PM
The New Republic
The Puffington Host
The many versions of Arianna Huffington, and their consequences.
June 17, 2009 | 12:00 am
Right is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe (And What You Need To Know To End The Madness)
By Arianna Huffington
(Alfred A. Knopf, 388 pp., $24.95)
Future of Media 2010: Boy Genius, Arianna Huffington, Dan Abrams, Josh Cohen, and more…
by Andrew Munchbach on June 8th, 2010 at 1:00pm
June 8, 2010 at 1:24 PM
Jonathan and Matt made me LOL.
there’s a reason someone refers to that site as a Huffington Puffington Post.
Arianna Huffington is without a doubt one of the most dilusional progressives in media.
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