As you probably recall, many Republicans and conservatives who surely knew better got carried away with outrage when the Daily Caller published its thorougly bogus series of hit pieces alleging that Journolist represented some kind of shadowy liberal conspiracy to undermine our journalistic insitutions from within for the good of the Democratic Party.
So it’s pretty funny to see that Daily Caller has now turned its indefatigable investigative reporters loose on Eric Cantor and the National Review.
Last week, the Daily Caller alleged that according to two “high level Republican sources,” that much-discussed National Review editorial hailing the boldness of the GOP Pledge to America had been “prearranged” with senior GOP aides. The National Review is adamantly denying the claim. But Daily Caller editor Tucker Carlson is now doubling down:
Not so fast. In addition to the two trusted sources who spoke on background to Ward, we have evidence that there was in fact coordination between National Review and Congressman Cantor’s office. We know that GOP leadership aides were aware of, and excited by, National Review’s editorial before it was published. We know that the piece was posted online just minutes prior to the start of the Wednesday evening caucus meeting, yet somehow aides were ready with copies to pass out to members. A coincidence? Please.
Nothing like a little infighting to ring in the election season!