Last night Stephen Colbert, during his “Tip ‘o the Hat/Wag of the Finger” segment, noted the $315 million AOL acquisition of Huffington Post and complained that Arianna Huffington was getting rich off repurposed material, including an entire page dedicated to The Colbert Report.
“Recently [Arianna] got obscenely richer when her site was acquired by AOL for $315 million..it was worth every penny because HuffPo is famous for its extensive, comprehensive coverage of things other people put on the Internet,” quipped Colbert.
“Where’s my money!?” he asked at one point
For all his good humor and satire, including his usual faux egotism, Colbert nevertheless did seem a tad miffed. He said Arianna Huffington had “achieved the impossible. You made me feel angry while looking at pictures of myself.”
Last night he announced the launch of Colbuffington Re-Post which mirrors the home page of HuffPo, with the Colbuffington banner inserted at the top.
FYI, Colbuffington Re-Post is for sale - for $316 million.
You can see Colbert’s rant here.
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