MK: Can’t argue with any of the points made. I stick to my original thoughts that this will dilute the HuffPost brand, represent a loss of independence in an already overly-corporatized media landscape and finally; why bother? Huffington does not need the money. The whole point of being Huffington is that you don’t need the money so you can speak your mind. Taking the money knocks down that pedestal. Additionally, with this new benchmark for a content aggregation site, what would be the takeout premium for BusinessInsider.com? We know the employees work for nothing and are all holding out for a sale of some kind. This deal raises BI’s valuation considerably. Imagine Joe Weisenthal rich . . . . Oh my God, I shudder at the thought.