I’ve been writing here at Mediaite for two months now and as one of the conservative voices on the site I’ve been overjoyed at the support and encouragement I’ve received from the entire team to voice my opinions and make them as strong as I wish. It’s a testament to Dan Abrams and Editor Colby Hall that all voices are welcomed here and our site can find its way to have room for multiple angles on the topics that drive the complex news cycle a media site like ours finds itself in on a daily basis.
I’m proud to be a part of Mediaite, but today, I was not proud of a column written by Justin Baragona: Tucker Carlson Isn’t Even Trying to Hide His White Nationalist Leanings Anymore. In fact, I was quite disappointed by it.
Don’t misunderstand, I think that conservatives in the media are fair game for criticism on the quality of their shows, on the facts and opinions they present, and even on their clothing and hairstyles. When they’re worthy of the kind of quasi-vicious snark we’ve dished out for so many years they should be prepared to get it, in spades. If I can slam Don Lemon and Michael Moore with abandon, certainly my colleagues can go after Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham (and me, I’m on the radio every day and cable news every few days, after all) and we’re all grown-ups with egos and platforms and we should be able to take it.