Some folks have no stomach for Arianna Huffington, who runs the popular news/commentary Web site The Huffington Post, and those folks are generally Republicans. Her flip-floppery from conservative Republican to independent to liberal Democrat makes her seem opportunistic and grasping. The problem I have with her is more about her voiceshe sounds like the second coming of Zsa Zsa Gabor. But even that won't stop me from listening to her fiery screeds against the mainstream media for going soft on the Bush administration, Iraq and torture, among other issues. The Huffington Post was recently touted in a New Yorker article as being the savior of journalism, what with its large interactive community of high- and low-profile commentators. Of course, those commentators would have little to comment on without the original content provided by the same mainstream media she rails against. Sound incongruent? Try hearing it with a Greek accent, which you can when Huffington presents a lecture titled "The Right is Wrong" 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Plano Convention Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway. Didn't anyone do any advance work on this one? Republican-rich Plano may not be the best venue to draw a crowd for some good ol' left-wing Bush-bashing. For ticket information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed., May 7, 7 p.m., 2008