Mickey Kaus quits Daily Caller after Tucker Carlson pulls critical Fox News columnBy DYLAN BYERS | 3/17/15 6:01 PM EDTThe blogger Mickey Kaus has quit his job at The Daily Caller after the conservative site's editor-in-chief, Tucker Carlson, pulled a critical column about Fox News from the site, Kaus told the On Media blog on Tuesday."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."...
No, Mickey, you're not owned by Joe's Muffler Shop: you're a hooker in a franchise whorehouse who picked a fight with the madam.
Seriously, Roger Ailes and a handful of others own Conservatism. Own it. And this consolidated, top-down control is the only reason the Conservative scam did not collapse long ago and Taratino-style under the weight its grotesque record of fraud, lies, blood and ruin (Not Safe For Work):
The scam remains upright and marching forward despite it's unbroken record of failure and catastrophe only because everybody goose-steps to the same beat...all while LOUDLY shouting what Constitutional Conservative Christian Patriots they are using the words men like Roger Ailes put in their mouths.
When Roger decides deficits are irrelevant...nobody cares about deficits you terrorist-loving asshole because 9/11 changed everything!
When Roger decides deficits are the Most Important Issue in the World...hordes of enraged teabaggers fill the streets screaming about deficits and Kenya and taking their country back, while Village Elders gather in solemn conclave to insist that a cat-food commission be immediately convened to solve a problem they didn't give a shit about 10 minutes before.
And if, this Fall, Roger decides Real Patriots (tm) need to signify by, say, putting porcelain figurines up their butts, expect Crazy Uncle Liberty to show up this Thanksgiving with a Hummel "Merry Wanderer" shoved up his ass, demanding to know to why you hate Murrica!
This is the way the media works now and everyone knows it.
But since this is the way the media works now, no one is permitted to say it.