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    Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post

    Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post - FoxNews.com

    The national Newspaper Guild has upped the ante in a strike against the Huffington Post, calling on all unpaid writers to stop contributions to the website.

    The 26,000-member union of media workers asked all unpaid contributors on Wednesday to withhold their work in support of a strike launched earlier this year by the art publication Visual Arts Source, whose writers had previously contributed free content to the Post.

    "Join us in shining a light on the unprofessional and unethical practices of this company," the Guild wrote in a press release. "Just as we would ask writers to stand fast and not cross a physical picket line, we ask that they honor this electronic picket line."
    Hypocrisy much, Mrs. Huffington?

    Now, I'm not exactly sure what these folks think they have coming to them, but Huffington typically sides the other way, which makes this particularly revealing about the snit.

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    Re: Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post

    This might just be about greed.

    The call comes in response to the Huffington Post's "refusal to compensate its thousands of writers in the wake of its $315 million merger with AOL," the Guild wrote, and its refusal to acknowledge requests to meet with Guild officials "to discuss ways the Huffington Post might demonstrate its commitment to quality journalism.”

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    Re: Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This might just be about greed.
    I thought she was for redistributing wealth.

    Oh, I get it. Not HER wealth, just yours and mine.

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    Re: Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I thought she was for redistributing wealth.

    Oh, I get it. Not HER wealth, just yours and mine.
    Of course not HER wealth... Jezus. Be reasonable!
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    Re: Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I thought she was for redistributing wealth.

    Oh, I get it. Not HER wealth, just yours and mine.
    I thought unions were evil blood-suckers deserving of outlaw status and should be stripped of their collective bargaining rights. Oh, right, except when they conflict with a liberal publication. Hypocrite.
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    Re: Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I thought unions were evil blood-suckers deserving of outlaw status and should be stripped of their collective bargaining rights. Oh, right, except when they conflict with a liberal publication. Hypocrite.
    Way over your head.

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    Re: Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Way over your head.
    Dunning-Kruger Effect, you got it Erod.
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    Re: Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I thought unions were evil blood-suckers deserving of outlaw status and should be stripped of their collective bargaining rights. Oh, right, except when they conflict with a liberal publication. Hypocrite.
    We don't like unions, but she should.
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    Re: Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    We don't like unions, but she should.
    And you should be supporting her, 'cos either unions are evil or they're not, no? Looking a little hypocritical to attack unions only when they attack people you like.

    Given that she isn't running the show these days, personalising it against your hate figure is also a little silly.
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    Re: Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    And you should be supporting her, 'cos either unions are evil or they're not, no? Looking a little hypocritical to attack unions only when they attack people you like.

    Given that she isn't running the show these days, personalising it against your hate figure is also a little silly.
    Don't confuse amusement with support.
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