A great deal of virtual ink has already been spilled on the $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post by AOL.  There are not surprisingly two very strongly held arguments about the deal.  The pro-deal camp notes that to the degree that Arianna Huffington is able to put her new media imprint on AOL then the deal can make sense.  The con-camp notes how this deal is a ‘Hail Mary’ pass and seems to be a move made out of desperation.  The great thing is that investors can place their bets directly in the market.  The market has not been kind to AOL’s stock of late in the face of a bull market.  In today’s screencast we note how the battle lines have been drawn over AOL’s content-focused strategy.

Items mentioned in the above screencast:

AriannaOL.  (Buzzmachine)

HuffPo+AOL=TimeWarner+AOL.  (Wordyard)

The market has already voted on AOL’s strategy.  (Leigh Drogen)

AOL is rapidly approaching long term support.  (chessNwine)

Daily price chart of AOL (AOL).  (Finviz)