Is Huffington Post Throwing Its Writers Under the Bus?

Editor Peter Goodman discusses decision to suspend Amy Lee

The Huffington Post is no stranger to criticism about its aggregation practices. But when Advertising Age's Simon Dumenco called out the website over a story that borrowed heavily from a post he'd written, it reacted swiftly, and harshly, suspending Amy Lee, the writer of the story in question. That decision itself has prompted further criticism of HuffPo. The Awl's Choire Sicha, for example, wrote, "This is along the lines of arresting hookers instead of johns . . . Amy Lee was doing pretty much what she'd been trained to do, either overtly or covertly, and she took the fall for the HuffPo, which is so obviously baloney."