May 29, 2009

Because I just don't think you can see Jon Stewart smack down Tucker often enough. Have I properly whetted your appetite for some serious mocking? Because this is just laugh-out-loud funny:

Pundit Tucker Carlson publicly announced Tuesday that a right-leaning news site resembling the Huffington Post he's been planning will go live within weeks.

Carlson will launch, which he said would focus on reporting on the Obama administration and "adding facts to the conversation."

*snicker* Oh...facts. You know, I've watched Carlson for way more years than it should be healthy to do so and I've come across very few times where Carlson has had even a glancing grasp on facts.

"We are a general-interest newspaper-format style site," Carlson told conservative bloggers at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday. "There just aren't enough people covering this administration and telling the people what's going on."

Carlson, a former conservative and libertarian pundit (most notably on CNN), touted his site as a home for basic reporting.

"Tell the truth, and be accurate," Carlson said of the venture's goals. "It's very important to live up to the basic standards of journalism."

ROFL....basic standards of journalism? You mean the kind that discloses that your dad's position on the Libby Defense Fund while reporting on the Plame outing? Or denies global warming a week after denying that he'd ever been a global warming denier? Or calls Jon Stewart a partisan hack for daring to show Jim Cramer's own videos? That kind of basic standard of journalism?

Carlson said that the site's reporters would share in the profits based on how much traffic is drawn in by their work. He said the site would seek to "drive" the news, similar to the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, and other major news outlets. (The site's motto, Carlson said, is "every seven minutes," and seeks to be "even faster than Drudge.")

One of these things is not like the other...nice to see Tucker aiming so high.

Predictions of success? Yeah, not so much.

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