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The Huffington Post has suffered through a short, uncelebrated career as one of the internet's lamest gag sites since it first logged on back in May of 2005. And the blog's condition has shifted to what doctors call "Mel Gibson's Tequila-infused Critical" this week after it let Adam Hanft make it on the site.

Hanft seems to have gotten his Arse Feed confused with his globule in a mad dash to chuck up a huge scoop for the Huffers. In a very concise post, the journalist-cum-advertiser wrote, "Google 'Failure and Be Stunned by the First Link: You heard it here first. But do it quick, before they get the Geheime Staatspolizei to have it removed."

Er, okay.

Screen shot of the HuffPo's scoop

Hanft rather seriously seemed to have been claiming that he was the first person to notice that gogoling "Failure" turns up an entry for George Bush. Most folks with a web pulse know that the "failure" gag has been going around for months, only to be preceded by the "miserable failure" gag. Gaming Google with a Bush joke does not a scoop make. If only Hanft had gogoled "Google failure."

We have to assume that Hanft is trying to be satirical and fit in with the HuffPost's reality shattering style.

Scoop, scoop, scoop!!!! You read it here first!!!!

Get it?

Or maybe it was just the site saying, "We'll stop at nothing to demean Bush, including letting any tool with a keyboard and mouse dribble drivel here."

It's all rather reminiscent of the time former RIAA bulldog Hilary Rosen chastised Apple for its restrictive DRM policies.

Not even Chris Morris could make this stuff up.

We think the Drudge Report is safe for a few more weeks. ®

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