The brand spanking new Huffington Post (Ariana’s celebrity group blog) is only hours old and already some genuine dialog can be found, in spite of the fact that the celebrities do not take comments.
On The Blog (which appears to contain posts from the less-famous authors in the Huffington stable), Hillary Rosen posted a plea for the iPod to be able to get music outside of iTunes. Less than 9 hours later, on the same page, Richard Bradley calls out her bullshit.
I had to laugh reading Hilary Rosen’s post, “Steve Jobs, Let My Music Go,” arguing that Jobs should open the iPod to non-Apple music formats. “Why am I complaining about this?” Rosen asks. “Why isn’t everyone?”
I mean, why is Rosen complaining about this? As head of the RIAA, no one was more fervently anti-consumer than she. For years, Rosen defended the interests of the big record conglomerates, a group of companies which treated its customers with such contempt that millions of young people simply took to stealing music. Rosen doesn’t exactly have a lot of street cred with us consumers.
I don’t even know what Rosen is even doing posting on this supposedly-liberal site. Just because she’s a lesbian doesn’t mean she’s progressive.
As for the whole celebrity blogging idea, I’ll keep watching but the jury is still out.