Not content with simply wishing her a happy birthday, Ratigan went on to declare: "Arianna Huffington, who represents such a voice of truth and the highest aspiration for any individual that hopes to improve themselves each and every day, as they go through their days, to be better, not only for themselves, but to those around them." He concluded: "I believe she is a role model for all of us in that regard and couldn't be happier for her."
In reality, the Huffington Post has been far from a "voice of truth," let alone representing anyone's "highest aspiration." As a 2007 Media Research Center report, Huffington's House of Horrors , detailed, "the HuffPost's content reveals that flame-throwing, name-calling, and hate speech against conservatives are all on the Web site's everyday menu."
Given Ratigan's own incendiary nature, displayed regularly on his show , perhaps Huffington truly is his "role model."