Today's you-gotta-be-kidding-me moment comes courtesy of the right-wing
If you hear echoes of
The first question this announcement raises is whether the Heritage Foundation is remotely capable of producing "straight-down-the-middle" journalism, or even of defining such a product.
Originally a fairly straightforward conservo-libertarian think tank, Heritage has recently turned into an especially ferocious guardian of right-wing tea-party orthodoxy under its president, former Sen. Jim
Indeed, in its announcement of the Daily Signal launch, Heritage bragged about its coverage of families complaining that "an Obamacare mandate by the Department of Health and Human Services (
For a fairly thorough look at the Daily Signal's ambition to be a snazzy online presentation appealing to youthful conservatives, we can't add anything to what TBogg has to say about it.
But the real question about the Daily Signal is: Why?
Does Heritage really think the world is clamoring for yet another "news" website produced by an openly partisan and ideological organization masquerading as objective? Does it really think anyone will buy its act? And if not, why bother with something that inevitably is going to look like a scam?