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Posted by on Dec 17, 2010 in Media | 0 comments

comScore Ranks Huffington Post As Nation’s Number Two Newspaper

Uh oh, get ready to hear and read more assertions about that mean, old liberal mainstream media now that one of the Internet’s mega-hit liberal sites (which runs a variety of opinion in its blog posts) is now ranked the nation’s number two “newspaper.”

The Huffington Post has registered 26 million unique monthly visitors in the United States, a record for the site, according the comScore November data for the “Newspaper Sites.”

The comScore numbers find the Huffington Post holding in the the number two “newspaper” position, after the New York Times. It has passed the Tribune newspaper group, which is now ranked third.

In the period of May through November, the Wall Street Journal registered the biggest jump in traffic, up 23 percent, although slightly down in November.

And, indeed, the HP has shown that it aspires to be a special kind of Internet site as it has “raided” some of the best print talent. The big news was its hiring Newsweek’s Howard Fineman. And now comes the news that it has hired The New York Times’ Sunday Business editor Timothy L. O’Brien.