Last night, AOL and Arianna Huffington signed a deal whereby AOL will acquire the Huffington Post and Arianna Huffington will acquire editorial oversight over all AOL media.
A.H. describes this as a merger of visions. Comments in response to her piece at the Huffington Post about the deal seem to be generally negative.
Is this deal good for progressive political thought and the proponents of progressive ideas? Will Arianna Huffington be the next Ted Turner? At least she is getting the bulk of the consideration in cash, up front.