Thursday, April 28, 2005
Arian Huffington's new blog . . .
may not live up to the hype . . .
Ariana Huffington is a wealthy socialite whose exhusband ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate against Barbara Boxer. Shortly after losing, he discovered he was homosexual and divorced Ms. Huffington, who promptly decided to go insane.
Think of her as a sort of Andrew Sullivan, only much, much less coherent. She thinks she is conservative, but has been a supporter of liberal Democrats for several years now.
In any event, she has decided to start a group blog for celebrities.
Enter London's The Guardian Unlimited. It neatly points out the problem with this concept: Ms. Huffington presumes that the celebs will have anything weighty, meaningful or even worthwhile to post.
I suspect they will not -- and I suspect those that do post anything idiotic will be excoriated by the blogosphere, and their agents will suggest the celebs stop alienating their fanbase by participating in the group blog.
Hat tip, Drudge.