TWO NEW Web sites crashed the D.C. media scene in the past week. Both are the works of well-known conservative media personalities, and both say their goal is to do what the old media seems to do less and less of these days: break big stories.
Andrew Breitbart, the former editor of the Drudge Report and “primary developer” of the Huffington Post, who now operates his own ring of right-wing sites, launched Big Journalism in the afterglow of sister site Big Government’s triumph in breaking the ACORN scandal. He says it will produce “solidly backed-up stories” that hold the mainstream media accountable for its liberal bias. Tucker Carlson, the former co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire” and a widely published print journalist, launched the The Daily Caller with $3 million from a Republican donor. He told The Washington Post that, in addition to aggregating, the Caller would distinguish itself with original reporting.
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