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Tucker Carlson's 'Daily Caller' launches today

Not economic news, but I wanted to give a shout-out to my buddy Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller news and opinion site, which launched today, and which can be seen by clicking here.

Carlson, a conservative commentator and former host of CNN's "Crossfire," has put together a site that is being called a conservative answer to Huffington Post, which billed itself as a liberal (no, you're not going to get away with "progressive" in this blog) answer to the Drudge Report. So I guess we've come full circle.

The puckish Carlson writes in his letter to readers:

Welcome to the Daily Caller. Editors’ letters have a well-deserved reputation for undue length and self-seriousness, so in 15,000 words or less let me confirm the stereotype.

Just kidding. I’ll be (by my standards) brief. This is primarily a news site. We see our core job as straightforward: Find out what’s happening and tell you about it. We plan to be accurate, both in the facts we assert and in the conclusions we imply. If we’re not, tell us. We’ll fix it immediately.

I have to admit I was a little disappointed to see the big splash on the site's first day was a story about the Third White House Gate Crasher, Carlos Allen. But whatever. I guess that's the world we live in now.

Other stories on the site include multiple reactions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's comments about President Obama, a piece about attacks on Christian churches in Malaysia, a piece asserting the CBO is routinely wrong on estimating the cost of health-care reform and numerous columns, including this spicy one from self-admitted misanthrope S.E. Cupp.

-- Frank Ahrens
Follow me on Twitter at @theticker

By Frank Ahrens  |  January 11, 2010; 12:15 PM ET
Categories:  Personalities , The Ticker  | Tags: Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson  
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