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Posts Tagged ‘Tim Cavanaugh’

BAD BLOOD: BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith and Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson Continue Their Feud

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BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith thinks The Daily Caller is “pathetic.” Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson thinks Smith is a “flack” and “fanboy” for Democrats. And just like that, the feud that began when Smith was back at Politico continues brewing.

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Tucker Carlson Welcomes New Exec. Editor, Instructs Staff to Treat Him as Such

On Friday afternoon, Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson sent a memo to staff signaling to them that they officially have a new editor for at least for six weeks while all parties see if it’s a good fit. As we reported yesterday, his Tim Cavanaugh, formerly of Reason and the non-pornographic Suck.com.

“I want to be completely clear that although he hasn’t yet signed a permanent contract with us, Tim is now the executive editor, and I expect him to be treated as such,” Carlson wrote, adding that he’s traveling this week but to do all they can to welcome him.

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Daily Caller Tries Out New Executive Editor

Today begins Tim Cavanaugh‘s six-week trial run at The Daily Caller. Formerly of the Libertarian leaning Reason magazine, Cavanaugh could, if all goes well, permanently replace David Martosko, now at the Daily Mail‘s new Washington bureau.

Cavanaugh is a former Los Angeles-based screenwriter. He was managing editor of Reason.com and a columnist for the magazine. Previously, he was a web editor of the LAT opinion page and Editor-in-Chief of Suck.com. His work has appeared in The Washington PostThe Boston GlobeSlateThe San Francisco Chronicle, The Beirut Daily StarSan Francisco MagazineMother Jones, Agence France-PresseWiredNewsdaySalonOrange County Register, and The Rake magazine.

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