Today is the launch of Tucker Carlson’s “The Daily Caller” website.
It’s been billed by some as a “conservative version of the Huffington Post,” and that makes me cringe. To this notion I can only quote myself from an interview I did with Jumping in Pools:
Conservatives don’t need their version of the Huffington Post. For starters, to do so, we’d need our version of Arianna Huffington. No thanks.
Conservatives need their version of their version. Besides, from what I understand, the Huffington Post bleeds cash like Charles Barkley playing high-stakes roulette. That might make it a good representation of the kind of government they push, but it’s certainly nothing to model a business after. Conservatives will need to build something more, pardon the Goreish expression, “self-sustaining.”
Tucker certainly went out of his way to put a little eye candy on the front page of the first “issue” (Barney Frank just called to say the women in this picture aren’t bad either):
In any case, check out The Daily Caller and support conservatism in cyberspace as long as they keep earning it, but it looks good so far.
Also, one of the funnier guys out there, Jim Treacher, is a regular. The best way I can describe Treacher is as the love child of P.J. O’Rourke and Emo Phillips. That alone could be worth the price of admission, which is free, so there’s nothing to lose.
Good luck, Tucker!