Huffington clarifies the blogger/ journalist divide

I gave Arianna Huffington a pretty hard time yesterday for saying, in an interview with Kara Swisher of All Things D, that The Huffington Post doesn't pay its bloggers because they're "not really journalists" -- even though many of them are really journalists, and even though Huffington herself has often championed the value and legitimacy of "citizen journalism."

I asked Huffington to explain this seeming contradiction. Here's how she responded.