Arianna Huffington Knows a Lot About Non-Stories

She dismisses the interest in her flap with Michael Arrington as our culture's "OCD"

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In CNN Money's interview with Arianna Huffington (video below) about AOL's Growth Plan, conversation turned to that of Michael Arrington's departure, TechCrunch and Crunchfund.  Huffington, playing it cool, had nothing but warm words for Arrington. When asked about why the story became as big as it did, Huffington replied, "Our media culture likes to obsess over non-stories, the balloon boy, the pastor who was going to burn or not burn the Koran, Casey Anthony. It's just unfortunately part of our culture we ... have OCD over non-stories."  She knows this well. Click ahead for: Casey Anthony's dad on Doctor Phil, non-Koran burning, or balloon boy's parents auctioning off his ballooncat hair book covers or Michael Arrington's first post on his new blog.

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