The Huffington Post is Boycotted by More and More Science-Based Bloggers
Posted by mattusmaximus on February 21, 2011
Some of you may recall that I wrote a scathing post a couple of years ago, when The Skeptical Teacher was still young (in Internet time), about the progressive online newspaper called The Huffington Post (or, the HuffPo, as I call it). In it, I essentially accused the HuffPo of becoming a front for left-leaning woo, such as various forms of New Age nonsense, “alternative” medical quackery, and vaccine denial. Well, the good news is it seems that the number of science-oriented bloggers criticizing the HuffPo is growing, as evidenced by this post over at the Red State Progressive blog…
Many progressives get their news, at least in part, from The Huffington Post. I think this is unfortunate, and I side with a growing number of bloggers who will not promote them with links or retweets. As I have explained previously, they promote a dangerous sort of quackery, including creationism, homeopathy, antivaccination propaganda, and pseudoscience. It seems that Ms. Huffington has a soft spot for this sort of drivel, and HuffPo has become notorious for it.
If you are still not convinced, you might consider examining the growing body of evidence:
- Antivaccination rhetoric running rampant on the Huffington Post
- Fresh from HuffPo: Antibiotics cause cancer?
- Huffington Post Medical Woo: Political Ideology vs. Science Redux
- Huffington Post is No Friend to Reality-Based Community
- Huffington Post supports too much woo
- HuffPo blogger claims skin cancer is conspiracy
- The fake experts of HuffPo
- The Huffington Post and antivaccinationists
- The Huffington Post delves deeper into the woo
- The Huffington Post promotes breast cancer quackery again
- The Huffington Post’s war on medical science is noticed
- What do Fox News and the Huffington Post have in common?
In keeping with this trend, I encourage you all to NOT promote the HuffPo with links and retweets. The more people who hold them to account for the dangerous pseudoscience they are spreading, the better.