Here is how Tucker Carlson described the purpose behind the Daily Caller (emphasis mine):
Tucker Carlson announced plans to launch DailyCaller.com, a conservative-leaning news site that will aim to be an answer to the Huffington Post….
Mr. Carlson told reporters and bloggers at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., that the site would focus on coverage of President Barack Obama’s administration. “There just aren’t enough people covering this administration and telling the people what’s going on,” he said.
The site will take on the form of a general interest newspaper, he said, and will even attempt to be faster than the popular and speedy Drudge Report. Mr. Carlson also said that DailyCaller would not be a place to discuss the future of the Republican Party. “I’m interested in that conversation, but it will not take place in our site,” he told reporters.
While this may be a legitimate news issue, it hardly fits the Daily Caller’s mission statement, to balance out the lack of journalistic examination of the Obama administration.
The mainstream media and left-wing blogosphere (including Huffington Post) are all over every move the RNC and Republicans make, while ignoring and covering up any and all possible problems in Democrat land.
Daily Caller may have earned a news cycle by piling on, but it hasn’t earned any respect. From anyone.
Update: Here’s what a hard-hitting conservative counterweight to HuffPo looks like:
Update 7-20-2010: The Daily Caller has proven its worth, Yes, Liberal Journalists Did Manipulate The 2008 Election.