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Bow ties are the new pajamas

December 30th, 2009, 04:12 am admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Poor Tucker Carlson, still chasing away memories of Jon Stewart (WSJ, emphasis added):

Tucker Carlson announced plans to launch DailyCaller.com, a conservative-leaning news site that will aim to be an answer to the Huffington Post.

“We’re sincerely trying to think through what comes next in journalism,” said Mr. Carlson, a Fox News contributor and former host of CNN’s “Crossfire.” “I think we can answer the basic question, which is: How do you keep reporting? How do you make reporting a viable business?”

He said that he wants to emphasize original reporting. “We don’t simply want to be parasites of other news sites,” he said. “We want to be creators of news,” though he added, “We’re not in it to beat anybody.”

Mr. Carlson told reporters and bloggers at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., that the site would focus on coverage of President Barack Obama’s administration. “There just aren’t enough people covering this administration and telling the people what’s going on,” he said.

You notice where he made the announcement? From the Heritage Foundation. Good lord! Talk about wingnut welfare, Tucker Carlson haz it!

Certainly, there’s nothing wrong with conservative foundations helping launch new websites, but you’d think that a “libertarian” like Tucker Carlson would have a little more faith in that ol’ free market magic. You know, the free market that has supported progressive sites like TPM, Daily Kos, and Huffington Post.

But then again, to be fair to Tucker, those sites didn’t have to support a big ass bow tie. And apparently that bow tie needs all the help it can get.

Meanwhile, we’ll stick to our Cheetos, thank you very much. Yum, yum.


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