I’m guessing that if, say, the Washington Post teamed up with a progressive group to create a new website called TheLiberals.com, right-wing activists and media critics would have a complete meltdown.
I’m likewise guessing that we will see no such meltdown about this:
Conservatives and citizen journalists have a new interactive community destination that showcases breaking news, opinion and culture with stunning technology, patriotic layout and ideological muscle.
TheConservatives.com — a joint online media venture from The Washington Times and the Heritage Foundation — is a tool to “reinvent the right” and steer the public discourse. It is up and running as of Tuesday and geared to those who are not content to sit on the sidelines.
“TheConservatives.com creates a cutting-edge new marriage between the social publishing world of bloggers and the social networking world of Twitter, Facebook and the like. Most opinion sites today enable thought-leaders to talk down to the masses. But TheConservatives.com empowers users to change the direction of that dialogue, allowing the Joe the Plumbers of the world to speak up to major thinkers, like Newt Gingrich,” said John Solomon, executive editor and vice president for content of The Times.
“It is convenient. It is groundbreaking. And we believe it will transform grass-roots communications, enabling a two-way dialogue. The best ideas can grow up from the netroots, reaching like-minded opinion leaders. It is a technology and a concept that can be adapted by thinkers on the right, the left and the center,” Mr. Solomon said.