One has to give credit where credit is due. The Huffington Post is 2010's 'People's Voice Winner for Best Political Blog' and Arianna Huffington will receive her Webby Monday night in New York City. We are in awe of her humility...
'I need to decide what this year's speech should be, and would love your input. Submit your five-word speech in the comments section. We'll publish the best ones on Monday... and if I end up using yours Monday night, you'll get a signed copy of my new book, Third World America, as soon as it is published in September.
'Okay, HuffPosters... start your creative engines!' --- Arianna Huffington, Help, I Need a Five-Word Speech for the Webby Awards!
One can only be judged in this business by the accolades of one's peers, and here's a taste of the acknowledgments of those who admire the non-partisan, tolerant, inclusive Huffington Post most.
Remember, Ms. Huffington once said that the fact Republicans read her site "is a reflection of our traffic, our brand, and the fact that we are increasingly seen ... as an Internet newspaper, not positioned ideologically in terms of how we cover the news."
Some of our older and more traditional news outlets are nowhere near as celebrated and respected as the Huffington Post (which has only been around since 2005). We should all strive to become Arianna Huffingtons.
The world of journalism would be a better place for you and for me.