Tim Armstrong is the chairman and CEO of AOL. That means that he is in control (if you can call it that) of the Huffington Post and Patch. When Armstrong was asked for the source of a claim on Patch, the response came from a Patch editor:
From: Rebecca McCarthy
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: credit score, employers, Athens Patch, AOL
The author of the story.
On her page titled, “About Rebecca About Rebecca“[SIC] McCarthy states, “I worked as a staff writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and for other newspapers.”
From: Greg Fisher [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:14 PM
To: Tim Armstong, chairman and CEO, AOL (via Maureen Sullivan)
Cc: Rebecca McCarthy, editor, Athens Patch, AOL; Jon Brod, CEO and co-founder, Patch, AOL
Subject: credit score, employers, Athens Patch, AOL
See this message and your response at http://blog.creditscoring.com/?p=4132 and http://blog.creditscoring.com/?tag=aol.
You published, “Your credit score can actually persuade a company to hire or not hire you if you are seeking employment.”
Employers do not use credit score because they cannot even get them.
Who is your source regarding credit score use by employers?
The Credit Scoring Site
PO Box 342
Dayton, Ohio 45409-0342
[RESPONSE FROM A PATCH EDITOR]