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SAYONARA HUFFINGTON POST

Posted by Tim Bryce on February 5, 2018

BRYCE ON THE NEWS MEDIA

– It was great while it lasted.

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I wrote as a Huffington Post contributor from September 2016 to January 2018, just sixteen months. At first, my columns were well received and promoted by the noted liberal publication, offering me some good exposure. As most of you know, I write about business management, technology, morality, and observations of our changing world. However, my political musings began to gain attention beginning with my column describing the purpose of the Electoral College, a subject very much despised by liberals. Yet, this piece was one of my most popular with HuffPo readers. Shortly after this column was released I noticed the editors grew reluctant to promote my material and I was forced to do so myself.

I quickly discovered a problem in touting my political pieces over the Internet. Since I posted it in Republican or conservative discussion groups, I never anticipated the push-back from such people who reviled the publication; e.g., “I will never read anything in the Huffington Post, that bastion of liberalism,” was a typical response. When I pled with people to ignore the publication and read the column, I would typically get a response such as, “I cannot believe this was in the Huffington Post; how did you get it printed?”

This stigma about HuffPo has not gone away as it is typically dismissed as nothing more than “Fake News” by conservatives. I can sympathize. While I was there, the liberal slant was overbearing. I was perhaps the only Republican conservative submitting material. Most appeared to be written by millennials in their early to mid twenties, which may explain the popularity of the publication among that generation. Their naivety in politics and the world around them is the reason they are commonly referred to as “snowflakes.” I could find no senior or veteran newspaper people there, just young people using it as a springboard to their next job.

My regular readers weren’t exactly shocked when I finally exited, and neither was I. Frankly, they were surprised I had lasted as long as I did.

So why did they really cut me off? It’s difficult to know for sure, but I would like to believe they finally read my column. Whatever the reason, I thank them for the opportunity to post my ramblings. I drew a lot of people to the publication, but now there is nobody left to speak for the right, just snowflakes.

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb001@phmainstreet.com

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15 Responses to “SAYONARA HUFFINGTON POST”

  1. Tim Bryce said

    A B.H. of St. Petersburg, Florida wrote…

    I could not believe you were being printed. Someone wasn’t paying attention at the door when they let you in!! Maybe you saved a couple, who knows? Thanks.

    An L.W. of Seminole, Florida wrote…

    You gave it your all!

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  2. Tim Bryce said

    A K.R. of St. Petersburg, Florida wrote…

    We posted the sad face because it really is sad that HuffPo took down your column, because -given your example of the Electoral College article – even people who normally wouldn’t read a conservative column educated themselves on a facet of US government. Since Civics is no longer taught in public schools, it served a great purpose. How sad that the fear of even having educated citizens is so great that it causes a media outlet to silence your columns.

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  3. Tim Bryce said

    A D.S. of Cincinnati, Ohio wrote…

    Probably best that you move on – I share the sentiment that the liberal slant they have is a bit much. Are you looking to move on to another publication? Keep us all informed. Your writing is good! And you have a nice talent for being very direct.

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  4. Tim Bryce said

    A U.V. of Largo, Florida wrote…

    A long time coming. I personally don’t read the Huff. I think it’s slanted and not my cup of tea. Only read it because I love your articles. Bye, bye Huff. On to new and more worthy outlets.

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  5. Joan Schoenling said

    Agree with you exactly, Tim re the Millennials. My 24 year old “college graduate” (I use the term loosely) grandson is shockingly naive re politics and the world around him. He speaks in another language when I try to listen to him! God bless you, Tim! The Huffington Post was lucky to have you as long as it did!

    Best,

    Joan

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  6. Tim,

    It is their loss not yours. I’ve been amazed since I started writing on the internet at how many people are amazed, angry and threatened by the fact that someone disagrees with them. I always try to remember. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” And sometimes I’m Horatio.

    Don

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  7. Lawrence Marlin said

    Tim, You are a thinker and that is not allowed in the Huffington Post. They are a hyper-emotional group who never knew a fact-based thought. You are well rid of them. I think the average American is far above the normal poster to the Huffington Post, you being the exception. Welcome back. That said, I did enjoy each of your columns at that Neanderthal publication.

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  8. Tim Bryce said

    A J.W. of Clearwater, Florida wrote…

    Too bad for Huffington Post! This may give you the opportunity to move onto bigger and better things.

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  9. Wayne Brown said

    One only has to look at who is sitting at the helm of that ship to understand its intended course and perspective. It is much easier to silence opposition thought by eliminating the paths it has to the public domain than it is to outright stifle free speech. No doubt, this will be the liberal approach in the future. ~WB

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  10. Tim Bryce said

    A J.P. of Palm Harbor, Florida wrote…

    I was so happy you were on Huffington. I thought it might signal the potential for actual open discourse. Hopefully you reached a few who would be curious enough to learn more instead of continuing to drink the koolaid. (I can dream, can’t I?)

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