Video: Correction Request, Daily Caller Discredited, And More
First, take a look at this 59 second edited video of Daily Caller hood ornament, Tucker Carlson in his own words, while addressing the Heritage Foundation. The entire clip, in which Carlson drones on and on about the highest standards of journalism at his rag, is here. I wouldn't want this to be out of context, or anything. By his own admission, the Caller is now discredited. Then, see below for more.
Here is a headline from the Daily Caller today, a story that is both false and unfairly defames me. By his own arguments, the Caller is now discredited on two counts. I've since spoken to one of the Right's top conservative bloggers who was part of the group and recalls my disclosure. He will go on record if need be. There are likely others. It was not secret, which is what the headline states. I demand a correction. But, there's still more.
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In the extended video Carlson also goes on and on about his dedication to only the best in journalism, especially as regards ehtics and standards. But the individual who wrote this story, Jonathan Strong, has no journalism degree based upon his DC bio. Nor, did he ever work in serious traditional journalism. He's a GOP establishment type with a background in, surprise, energy and climate legislation. Perhaps if Carlson had employed an actual journalist, he would have gotten the story correct. That hire would also seem to comport with the Left's assertions that raised the eyebrow of Howard Kurtz, that the Daily Caller is a thinly disguised lobbying organization, not a genuine journalistic endeavor.
Welcome to new media, Tucker, where the subjects of your hit pieces get to ask questions and do a little reporting of their own. But, you wouldn't really know that in your beltway bubble, would you, bow-tie boy? Correct the record and do go back to Heritage to explain how it is that your site isn't now discredited on two counts, based upon your very own words there back in 2009. My previous full initial response here.
Jonathan Strong, 26, is a reporter for the Daily Caller covering Congress. Previously, he was a reporter for Inside EPAwhere he wrote about environmental regulation in great detail, and before that a staffer for Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA). Strong graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a degree in political science in 2006. He is a huge fan of and season ticket holder to the Washington Capitals hockey team. Strong and his wife reside in Arlington.