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Sex Watch? Huffington Post Appeals To Masturbating Walrus Set

I’m not the only one who has noticed The Huffington Post’s march toward trashy headlines, but usually, these are confined to gossip or entertainment items that scream things like “WATCH: Nazareth Man Gets Totally CRUCIFIED!”

Now, it seems even HuffPo’s enviro-conscious “Green” section has succumbed to this condition with the blunt entreaty to “WATCH: Walrus Gives Himself Oral Pleasure (NSFW)

My first response is “Why would I want to do that?” Still, I understand the curiosity at work here. Perhaps we have our first definitive translation of the phrase “Coo coo ca choo.”

I’m obviously familiar with the concept of a grabby headline. It’s just that the sheer volume of these blunt, shouting headlines to hype even the most minute items have a deadening effect. They also undercut Arianna Huffington’s recent high-minded entreaty to ignore stories like the Balloon Boy fiasco in favor of stories about homeless children. If they ran any such stories at HuffPo, they’d be under a banner like “WATCH: Kids Sleep in Things That are NOT HOUSES!”

For those of you who really want to see a walrus getting to know itself, I guess I’d rather have you watch it here than someplace else. Enjoy?


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