A “star-studded” blog…hah.
In a move unlikely only because it’s taken this long to happen, pundit-about-town Arianna Huffington is extending her hosting largess to the blogosphere.
This month the wannabe California governor is launching a Slate-like Web site where a cast of bigwigs, including Sen. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.), David Geffen, Barry Diller, Larry David, Tom Freston, Ari Emanuel, Jim Wiatt, Tina Brown and Harold Evans will each have their own blog from which to spout Big Thoughts about politics.
Huffington wouldn’t comment, but it was confirmed that a soft-launch of the Huffington Report would be up and running before the end of April.
Something tells me this “blog” will be nothing but a bunch of “posts” that you’d normally call “columns” or “editorials” you’d find in a typical newspaper or magazine any day of the week. I find it funny that (with few exceptions), most “stars” who have their own “blog” don’t have a blog at all. They have a website with articles on it (mostly republished stuff). They have no comment section, not trackback. One post, every other day or so. That’s hardly a blog. Will Arianna’s be any different? We’ll see.