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Written by: Diana West
Friday, March 27, 2015 4:27 AM 

On March 17, Politico carried the story of why it was that Mickey Kaus quit the Daily Caller.

Politico:

The 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.

First of all, three cheers for Kaus! Principle over all. And let's send up a fourth cheer for his effectively taking an extremely important story public: the story about the company town that Fox has become for right of center journalism. 

Now let's consider the first law of that company town: Thou shalt not criticize Fox ...

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