AOL and Arianna Huffington are anti-social-media idiots!")
This may have changed by the time I post this article, but as of right now, I'm convinced that AOL and Arianna Huffington care more about their own power than in making sound business decisions. They want to oust Michael Arrington and put in an editor-in-chief of their choosing.
It's another bone-headed move by AOL, in a long history of bone-headed moves, to stake a claim on one of its more successful web properties. Huffington, I believe, is weighing in on the matter in order to mark her own territory on what she sees as her potential property at AOL, despite having no direct control over what goes on, currently, at TechCrunch.
See the article here: http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/06/the-end/.