Jason Linkins is really tired of hearing people complain that The Huffington Post has built its publishing empire and enriched its paid staff on the backs of unpaid contributors, and lets loose with an extended peroration on how hard the paid reporters and editors work to earn their salaries, and how their hard work has provided this hot online publication that gives unknown and unpaid bloggers a place to get exposure without having to cancel their plans for the weekend when a big story breaks.
Okay, he has a point. He’s also whiny, and I want to give him a cookie (chocolate chip, of course). Then again, he writes well, and it’s interesting to read what Jason Linkins and his colleagues do all day. Whatever. Give it a read, and see what you think.