Huffington Post fires back at Stephen Colbert with new site

After Colbert whined about Arianna reblogging his video of The Colbuffington Re-Post, HuffPost hijacks his site

Topics: Huffington Post, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report,

Huffington Post fires back at Stephen Colbert with new site

On his show last night, Stephen Colbert recycled his announcement about starting his new business venture: a Colbert-branded version of the Huffington Post called the Colbuffington Re-Post. Pricetag? $316 billion. Naturally, he wanted just a million bucks more than AOL paid for the Arianna Huffington’s popular news aggregation site.

Colbert followed up with a complaint that HuffPost yet again recycled his content by posting his video. And then things get really confusing:



If you were to click on the link to the Colbuffington Re-post re-re-post of the Huffington Post post about the re-post you would rip a hole in the blog-time continuum.

The Huffington Post fired back today by launching a carbon copy of Stephen Colbert’s site, Colbert Nation. Name: Huffbert Nation. Price tag: $316 billion.

Adam Clark Estes blogs the news for Salon. Email him at ace@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @adamclarkestes

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