The Huffington Post claims to be a pluralistic "Internet newspaper" and publishes op eds from a variety of points of view. Most people would like to think that plurality has its limits and that there are some voices that have no place in a "mainstream" Internet news site. But as the Huffington Post's most recent article reveals, there is no voice so extreme it cannot be granted legitimacy by Ariana Huffington and her website.
The Huffington Post published its second article about a "Saturday Night Live" sketch about Chuck Hagel's Senate hearings to determine whether he would be Secretary of Defense. At the bottom of every Huffington Post article, there is a section titled "Around the Web," which is essentially a collection of articles from different news sources covering the same news story, news sources that are usually sites like the New York Times, Salon, and the Washington Post.
So what news sources were determined to be so relevant to this sketch article that they were added to the "Around the Web" section?
Observe the third and fourth links from the top of the list of links. They are to David Irving's website. David Irving, in case you are not aware, is a notorious Holocaust denier, anti-Semite, and racist.
This is not the only time the Huffington Post has done this. In October of 2011, an article's "around the web" section contained some links to Stormfront, the neo-Nazi website, and in November of 2011, it linked to the Institute for Historical Review.
Why is the Huffington Post promoting the official websites of racists, neo-Nazis and Jew haters? Is this what a mainstream Internet newspaper does?