Mickey Kaus Quits DAILY CALLER—Bookmark
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March 17, 2015, 01:49 PM
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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: 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 on Google, or 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 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.