Business Insider CEO and editor-in-chief Henry Blodget proved today that he's a giant troll with a trolly post addressing anti-Semitism ... Click through for THE REAL REASON PEOPLE HATE HENRY BLODGET!!!. [Seriously, go on and click, we promise there won't be any slideshows.]
Ahh, you made it. So, here's why people are so mad at Blodget:
Reason: Slideshows, the preferred and clicky format of the majority of Business Insider posts. You know, the type of slideshows that offer up a juicy headline and then hit you with a picture of a monkey as they divide the story into eight parts. "Whatever, that’s their decision and it seems to be working out for them. All I know is that as an author, I would hate this," wrote Siegler while pointing out the utter ridiculousness of putting a picture of a gorilla next to a Steve Jobs article on Business Insider. Siegler adds, "Both the reader and the writer lose as a result of this nonsense. But Business Insider wins, I suppose."
Reason: Well, there was this one time Henry Blodget pasted an entire Wikipedia article as an article. As Hamilton Nolan notes, about 96% of Blodget's 5,000-word post on the Afghanistan shooting and the My Lai massacre were cut and pasted from the My Lai Massacre's Wikipedia entry. "What the fuck are you doing over there, Henry? Everything okay?" wrote Nolan. "Also, not one commenter mentioned the fact that you just pasted an entire 4,800-word Wikipedia entry, complete with photos, at the bottom of your 200-word post."