to "drive" the news, similar to the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, and other major news outlets. (The site's motto, Carlson said, is "every seven minutes," and seeks to be "even faster than Drudge.")
While the Web's graveyard is littered with bones of people who
thought they could knock Drudge's block off, I for one am looking
forward to what the dancing fool comes
up with. Though he's probably best known as a love-him-or-hate-him
talking head, Carlson is a genuinely talented magazine journalist
(here are interesting profiles of
Ron Paul and John
McCain, to name two of many). Even Tucker's Dickipedia
page has to give grudging credit to his landmark 1999
Talk magazine profile of candidate George W. Bush, a piece
that brought us the indelible (and for me, deal-breaking) image of
then Gov. Bush
mocking a woman whose execution he authorized.
Bonus Reason.tv vids: Tucker at the Ron Paul Rally for the Republic, and in D.C. on the Reason.tv Talk Show.