The Huffington Post is one of the biggest liberal news sites and often criticizes Conservatives for a variety of things. According to recent reports however, when it was still run by its founder Ariana Huffington, she ignored reports of sexual misconduct.
Arianna Huffington Ignored Sexual Misconduct at The Huffington Post
When Susan Fowler rocked Uber’s world with a meticulous account of the company’s sexual harassment and gender discrimination issues, the ride-sharing service turned to its only female board member to help clean up its culture (and its image).
Arianna Huffington was perfectly poised to position herself as the feminist savior who would advocate for Uber’s women—she oversaw the subsequent Eric Holder investigation, and promised that “no brilliant jerks will be allowed, and no one will be protected because they are top performers.” But being a powerful woman with a stake in a company, and its profits, doesn’t mean Huffington was actually the best choice to champion women struggling to make their voices heard.
Huffington’s well-documented history of fostering a toxic work culture, and failing to address inappropriate behavior from a “brilliant jerk” in her own midst, calls into question the sincerity behind her pledge to help bring positive change to Uber’s culture. Most notably, her history with a former managing editor whose “transfer” to launch HuffPost India was later revealed to be result of an HR investigation into whether he had sexually harassed multiple young women in the New York office.
Now that accusations of sex assault and harassment are flying everywhere, no one is being spared. Bear in mind also, that this was occurring at the Huffington Post while liberals were accusing Republicans of waging a war on women.