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The War Continues…

The friction between Mediaite‘s White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher and The Daily Caller continued to smolder yesterday as Christopher took to his site to get in a late afternoon dig at the publication’s Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson, calling it a “no-name” site. This came on the heels of The Daily Caller’s TV writer Jeff Poor dinging Christopher over the weekend for a recent story on presumed Presidential nominee Mitt Romney using what he perceived to be a racist sign against President Obama.

The feud has been brewing for sometime. On April 1 Christopher wrote a story highlighting that The Daily Caller, among other conservative publications, had “turned against Trayvon Martin.”

Late last night at approximately 2 a.m. Christopher took to Twitter to give Daily Caller reporter Alex Pappas, who once left the publication for the Washington Examiner only to return less than five months later, a piece of advice. Christopher wrote, “Your name rings a bell, I get the sense you might be a good guy. Quit that rag if you are.” Before that the exchange grew ugly after Pappas challenged Christopher’s story attacking Carlson and The Daily Caller. Christopher’s former editor Colby Hall, now at ClearChannel, jumped into the fray in his former reporter’s defense. Christopher wrote to Pappas, “Thanks for confirming your site is a race-baiting sewer. Gnite” Pappas also bid his foe a good night, saying, “Anyway, I’m not your editor. Gnite.” Christopher linked to yesterday’s FBDC story about the dust-up saying, “Bunny-boiler Jeff Poor goes after my family, after his boss Tucker Carlson begged me to let up on his psycho ‘reporter.’”

Christopher charged Monday that Poor was retweeting things that could endanger his brother and his children. Poor’s retweets concerned Christopher’s possible real name, his brother, Jesse McNulty, being a “colorful” character in Georgia and an assertion that Christopher bears a similar nose to that of NYT Exec. Dir. of Marketing Diane McNulty. Christopher also declared that whatever truce existed between he and Carlson a month earlier about The Daily Caller disclosing his real name is off.

The headline of Christopher’s column late Thursday afternoon: “Goldie Taylor Rips Tucker Carlson For Bathing In ‘Filth And Bigotry Of Fringe Right-Wing Propaganda’”

And the lede:

“During an appearance on Don Lemon‘s CNN Newsroom Sunday night, cable news commentator and social critic Goldie Taylor blasted The Daily Caller for digging up the nugget that President Obama ate dog meat as a 6 year-old, and putting it on their ‘no-name’ website.”

Update: Christopher’s story blasting The Daily Caller‘s Trayvon Martin coverage published on April 1, not yesterday afternoon as was previously reported. The above has been changed to reflect it.

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It’s War! Daily Caller and Mediaite White House Writer Engage in Bitter Battle

Whatever truce allegedly existed between The Daily Caller and Mediaite‘s Tommy Christopher is kaput. Ill feelings toward Christopher erupted this weekend when the DC’s TV writer Jeff Poor wrote an opinion piece . The headline was, “Real Men of Genius: Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher.” The piece focused on Christopher’s latest charge that a campaign sign by Mitt Romney struck a racist tone against President Obama. The situation grew to a fevered pitch when Poor revealed Tommy’s supposed real name in a tweet: “Tommy Christopher’s real name is Thomas McNulty. Do I win a prize? His brother is kinda freaky, too.” Christopher won’t dispel the mystery. His name is also believed to be Thomas Beller.

Christopher, who wrote a series of stories against The Daily Caller regarding what he considered the publication’s racist portrayal of the Trayvon Martin case, is incensed by what he is calling Poor’s “media campaign” against his brother, Jesse McNulty, who lives in Georgia, and Christopher’s two children.

“His boss, Tucker Carlson, contacted me after the name thing started to make his site look worse than it already did, and begged me for a truce,” Christopher told FishbowlDC by email referring to the flap over Poor revealing that Christopher was writing under a pseudonym. “At first, I told him to shove it up his ass, since Jeff’s freakish obsession with me had already resulted in threats to my family, including my children. Over the course of a long conversation, I reluctantly agreed to stop pointing out how he had allowed his website to become an outlet for Jeff Poor’s Hinckley-esque vendetta. That agreement has now been broken by Mr. Poor and Mr. Carlson.”

Asked if he would consider having a beer with Carlson or Poor, Christopher replied, “If either of these assholes wants to have a beer with me, I suggest they bring extra ice.”

Poor had words in kind about Christopher. He told FishbowlDC, “Tommy hiding behind his family is disgraceful. I imagine when his son is older, he’ll be embarrassed that his father used him for cover whenever someone was critical of his ploys to whore for traffic and to get on television. Maybe he needs to consider another profession if this heat is too much for him. And for God’s sake, he needs to stop whining to my boss like he’s my father. He talks about a truce, but he doesn’t have the testicular fortitude to confront me personally about this so-called truce? I don’t email his boss Dan Abrams every time he wants to take me on for something. What is this, second grade? Grow up, Tommy.”

More from Tommy after the jump and how he doesn’t “give a rat’s ass” what Poor thinks. Also…Poor encapsulated his entire distaste for Christopher’s journalism in one sitting.

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