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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Welcome New Conservative Site!

From Michael O'Brien at The Hill:
Pundit Tucker Carlson publicly announced Tuesday that a right-leaning news site resembling the Huffington Post he's been planning will go live within weeks.
Carlson will launch TheDailyCaller.com, which he said would focus on reporting on the Obama administration and "adding facts to the conversation."
"We are a general-interest newspaper-format style site,"
Carlson told conservative bloggers at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday. "There just aren't enough people covering this administration and telling the people what's going on." Carlson, a former conservative and libertarian pundit (most notably on CNN), touted his site as a home for basic reporting.
"Tell the truth, and be accurate," Carlson said of the venture's goals. "It's very important to live up to the basic standards of journalism."
Carlson said that the site's reporters would share in the profits based on how much traffic is drawn in by their work. He said the site would seek to "drive" the news, similar to the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, and other major news outlets. (The site's motto, Carlson said, is "every seven minutes," and seeks to be "even faster than Drudge.")
He also said that the site would not be a discussion forum for the future of the Republican Party, though he said there would be opinion journalism on the site. (Fellow right-leaning pundit David Frum had launched a site for that purpose earlier this year.)
"It will not be a forum for discussing the future of the Republican Party," Carlson explained. "There are forums for that conversation. I'm interested in that conversation, but it will not take place in our site."

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