Mickey Kaus Quits DAILY CALLER–Bookmark Kausfiles.com


Neo-liberal immigration skeptic Mickey Kaus has quit the Daily Caller after Tucker Carlson pulled a column about Fox, according to Politico’s Dylan Byers:

“It’s pretty simple,” Kaus said in an interview, “I wrote a piece attacking Fox for not being the opposition on immigration and amnesty — for filling up the airwaves with reports on ISIS and terrorism, and not fulfilling their responsibility of being the opposition on amnesty and immigration…. I posted it at 6:30 in the morning. When I got up, Tucker had taken it down. He said, ‘We can’t trash Fox on the site. I work there.'”

Carlson, who co-founded The Daily Caller in 2010, is a conservative contributor to Fox News and the host of its weekend edition of “Fox & Friends.”

Kaus says when he told Carlson he needed to be able to write about Fox, Carlson told him it was a hard-and-fast rule, and non-negotiable.

“He said it was a rule, and he wouldn’t be able to change that rule. So I told him I quit,” Kaus explained. “I just don’t see how you can put out a publication with that kind of giant no-go area. It’s not like we’re owned by Joe’s Muffler Shop, so we just can’t write about Joe’s Muffler shop.”

Kaus himself writes:

Kausfiles.com was one of the earliest blogs, and Kaus owns the URL himself, so that at various times it’s pointed at Slate, NewsWeek, and the Daily Caller. By searching site:kausfiles.com on Google, or http://www.kausfiles.com/archive/ can still read some of the old stuff, like Does Welfare Cause Terrorism? December 17, 2001.

Reactions: Diana West congratulates Kaus for his principled stand.

Matt Yglesias is puzzled:

And Jennifer Rubin [email her] gloats

Not only should you bookmark kausfiles.com for whatever’s next, you should keep up with Kaus on Twitter (@kausmickey) where he’s finding time to say things like this:

That would be the regrettable Aaron Schock, who we’ve written about here.

See earlier re the Daily Caller and immigration: The Curse Of Stein And THE DAILY CALLER’s Neil Munro.