HuffPost starts rolling out L.A. content

The debut Los Angeles page isn't officially up yet, but if you poke around at the Huffington Post you can find new posts by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block saying that budget cuts are starving the campus, Eli Broad giving his ten reasons he loves L.A., and LAPD chief Charlie Beck doing the Q&A with Tina Daunt.

On topic: The chattering class has been chattering recently about whether the Huffington Post is sexist, or at least hypocritical, for running so many traffic-luring items about babes and nipple slips. Mickey Kaus, who has been personally close to Arianna Huffington in the past, weighs in at Kausfiles:

One thing I've noticed about Arianna Huffington is that she tends to downplay the outrage over sex scandals, even Republican scandals like Mark Sanford's, more than I would like. I'm entertaining the possibility that this is a principled position--Huffington simply does not get censorious about sex, nudity, or even marital infidelity. I don't know if that makes her post-feminist or pre-feminist. But I think it gets her off on the charge of hypocrisy when she runs slideshows of celebrity breast implants.

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