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Tucker Carlson Launches The Daily Caller

logo.daily.jpgThis is a great month to be a conservative pundit on the Web: Matt Drudge‘s protege Andrew Breitbart last week expanded his online empire with the launch of his already-controversial Big Journalism, trumpeting the new project by immediately attacking Gawker and Business Insider.

Now Tucker Carlson, the Fox News commentator who once donned the signature bow tie, has cut a swath of the Internet for his own with today’s launch of The Daily Caller, for which he has hired “demented genius” Jim Treacher to host the site’s blog, D.C. Trawler. (You might remember Treacher for his long-held dislike of Maureen Dowd.)

Also on hand is Matt Labash, writing an advice column, which Carlson presents this way <a href="http://dailycaller.com/letter-from-tucker/" in his opening letter:

“Not all of Matt’s advice falls within the bounds of ‘conventional,’ or even ‘legal.’ On the other hand, I’ve lived by it for 15 years and I feel great. So go ahead and ask Matt anything. I dare you.”

You hear that? Carlson dares you to ask his advice columnist for advice. Dangerous stuff. Then again, Carlson is also denying that his site will have a conservative bent, and he’s taken a somewhat friendly approach to his launch, inviting liberal blog mogul Arianna Huffington to pen an intro for The Daily Caller. In her post, Huffington says the duo has worked on several joint efforts that are “neither left nor right. It is populism at its best, appealing to the bedrock American values of community and competition.”

We would say the third “c” word missing from Arianna’s message is “capitalism,” but considering how much political writers are being paid to espouse their beliefs on media sites these days, she was probably exercising some prudence in its exclusion.

Read More: Tucker Carlson Launches The Daily Caller –WebNewser

Letter From Tucker — The Daily Caller, A welcome note from our friend and neighbor, Arianna –The Daily Caller

Previously: Breitbart Attacks Gawker’s Deal With Business Insider, Breitbart Debuts New Media Site BigJournalism.com

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Daily Show Slams Obama| Breitbart Attacks Gawker’s Deal With Business Insider | Ben Silverman Heads Up DumbDumb | Snooki Applies For New Jo

The Daily Show: Who said Jon Stewart took it easy on this administration? Last night he slammed Obama for breaking his promise of an “open government.” On C-Span.

MediaIte: Andrew Breitbart just launched his Big Journalism website yesterday, which is not at all why he’s suddenly prickly over Business Insider‘s very public content sharing deal with Gawker.

TVNewser: Rachel Maddow gives readers a glimpse of what her show would look like in 3-D.

Variety: Ben Silverman, NBC‘s former wunderkind, has teamed up with former “Arrested Development” stars Jason Batemen and Will Arnett to develop a digital production company called DumbDumb. We eagerly await the Web series!

FishbowlDC: Everyone’s favorite “Jersey Shore” character, Snooki, is auditioning for a job as the local weather girl.

All Things D: Google’s Eric Schmidt is having dinner with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tonight. Maybe to hash out a way for French President Nicolas Sarkozy not to tax citizens for using the search engine to buy products?

Breitbart Sets His Sights On The MSM

andrew-breitbart.jpgAndrew Breitbart is a graduate of the Matt Drudge School for Journalism: the more sensational a headline, the better it works. And Breitbart employs this principle frequently on his Web sites BigHollywood.com, Breitbart.tv, Big Government.com, and the news aggregation site Breitbart.com.

But Breitbart is somewhat of an anomaly: he was not only editor of The Drudge Report, but also one of the head researchers to get The Huffington Post off its feet. And now he’s looking to add mainstream journalism to the laundry list of targets he plans on taking on with a totally new site.

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