NOTE: This is the continuation of a series — asking who’s funding The Daily Caller — and at this point, you’re responsible for catching up.*
(* listing at the bottom).
Money talks: from the 2009 Goldwater Institute Annual Report .pdf
We were talking about Foster Friess (the “eccentric” zillionaire) who ponied up $3 million so that his Jackson Hole neighbor (and former Cheney advisor) Neil Patel and once-more-unemployed media guy Tucker Carlson could start The Daily Caller. How and allegedly WHY Friess funded them (The Washington Post [emphasis added]:
As for his new partners, Friess says by e-mail: “Tucker and Neil present a huge opportunity to re-introduce civility to our political discourse. They are mature, sensible men who are very thoughtful and experienced with pleasant senses of humor and do not take themselves too seriously. They want to make a contribution to the dialogue that occurs in our country that has become too antagonistic, nasty and hostile. . . .
Which seems, in light of the recent Daily Caller personal attack on Keith Olbermann and the series of selective “smears” of anyone on the “Journolist,” well, perhaps not entirely genuous. Continue reading