February 13, 2012

AOL Inc.
Mr. Tim Armstrong, CEO
770 Broadway
New York, NY  10003

Dear Mr. Armstrong,

What is going on over at AOL?

For over ten years I have been a loyal subscriber to AOL for the single purpose of having a reliable ISP I could trust.  I had paid the full price and never complained to AOL.

That was until around 2006 when I noticed AOL heading into the left lane with the hiring of far-left content writers, all women and all liberal.  Then AOL took the bus off the bridge, purchasing the HuffingtonPost in 2010 while never asking its approximate 13-million members what kind of news they wanted for their buck. 

I wrote the following on my Web site in response to AOL’s arrogance and abuse of its subscription audience,

"In 2006 AOL hired liberals to force progressive content down the throats of all AOL members from writers such as Helena Andrews, Laura Miller, and Bonnie Erbe, Erbe formerly working with PBS.

Then this year AOL purchased HuffingtonPost, an opinion outlet not unlike the DailyKOS that celebrated Tony Snow's cancer and death. AOL did this on membership dollars NEVER polling what kind of news reporting they wanted. AOL, like the DNC donkey it represents, shoveled news as if good party members.

In fact, when I posted a historical fact on Huff/AOL, read a sample of what was sent from a HuffingtonPost’s propeller head filled with hate, proving my point:

'Have fun defending Teabagger terrorist, sympathizer?'"

Now I have to ask, why are your moderators getting involved into the politics of what readers are posting?   Are they now instructed to actively indoctrinate AOL posts, too? 

For example on AOL’s recent story titled, Navy 'Rail Gun' On Track; Industry Tests Set For This Month,” below is a screen shot what a moderator wrote to someone posting a comment:


I did a little checking on the Web and found Jefferson's own “1777 Draft of a Bill for Religious Freedom." Here is what Jefferson wrote in his bill:

1. that Almighty God hath created the mind free, and manifested his supreme will that free it shall remain by making it altogether insusceptible of restraint;  
2. that the opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction; that to suffer the civil magistrate to intrude his powers into the field of opinion and to restrain the profession or propagation of principles on supposition of their ill tendency is a dangerous fallacy, which at once destroys all religious liberty, because he being of course judge of that tendency will make his opinions the rule of judgment, and approve or condemn the sentiments of others only as they shall square with or differ from his own;  

So why is the moderator getting involved in telling an AOL viewer what Thomas Jefferson thought when Jefferson’s own writing of 1777 speaks for itself?  Is AOL now in the business of recreating history to those that post on its HuffingtonPost news page? 

Below is another screen shot of another posting to the same story.  Is this now the norm for AOL’s rotting standards?


It’s sad that conservatives now need to add AOL to the secular bias already known by other organizations such as the AARP, SEIU, the new rebrands of ACORN, NPR, MediaMatters, the DailyKOS and others, some of these openly supported by the billionaire socialist, George Soros. 

Soros almost took down the British Empire for personal profit, a .001 Percenter if there ever was one.  I don’t remember Obama’s OWS going to his New York City office to complain about his wealth.  Do you?

So as I try to manage my day through AOL’s screen locking up, refusing to bring up a URL, showing me forever milk-colored screens with my having to reboot AOL to relieve these problems, along with my trying to see my mail when the number is there but the content is not, wouldn't you think AOL would put its profits back into serving its prime business model; that of being a reliable ISP and not a companion of the ideology of George Soros?

To that end I got tired of paying the $24.95, or $25.95, asking your customer service that I be given basic service instead while being able to keep my favorites, my address book, my unlimited usage, and my e-mail storage.  The news I no longer care about, getting that from other more reliable online sources without the degrading spin.

Please don’t send this to your help desk, as I have already tried your newer version of AOL.  Using it last year I discovered the Spell Check wouldn’t post new personal spellings and the “Add to Favorites” option was missing from the normal mouse right-click menu.  So I have stayed with 9.5.  Having reinstalled it several times, I now simply live with these problems that are actually easy to overcome by simply going out of and coming back into AOL.

I am again sad that under your direction AOL had decided early on to spend its subscriber’s subscription fee on personal far-left ideology instead of simply putting more value into the reason AOL was in business in the first place; to give subscribers an excellent ISP that allowed searching the Web without jerks, jumps, white screens, and just plain conflicts with Microsoft’s IE

To use “ctrl/alt/delete” to cut off AOL when it locks its screen is not what I had envision for a business model going into the future of online access.  Obviously far-left content is more important, one that now drives AOL’s ideological bus.

Best regards,








"Freedom is Knowledge"