Stephen Colbert blasted the Huffington Post on his show two nights ago: “HuffPo is famous for its extensive, comprehensive coverage of things other people have produced and put on the internet.”
This included HuffPo’s posting of multiple Colbert clips — which infuritated Colbert, who wasn’t getting his share of the “huffbucks” for it.
So until he got paid, Colbert launched his own news aggregation site, the “Colbuffington Re-post” — which is just the Huffington Post with a new title on it. “It’s like a Russian nesting doll of intellectual theft,” said Colbert. Visit it online!
To make the whole thing ever more dimensional, yesterday the Huffington Post posted about the Colbuffington Re-Post, which was then reposted by the Colbuffington Re-Post. Trying to explain all the reposting and repackaging, Colbert said he was about to “rip a hole in the blog-time continuum,” taking us to a “bizarro-parrallel Huff-verse, where bloggers are paid for their work.”
Amazing. Also check out: the Huffbert Nation.
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