The Daily Caller has a White Nationalist problem - 2017-08-21
But the white nationalist problem at Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller, a conservative political outlet launched in 2010 as a "response" to the Huffington Post, is bigger than just Kessler. Throughout the 2016 election and since, the Daily Caller has not only published the work of white nationalists, but some of its writers have routinely whitewashed the Alt-Right, while one editor there is an associate of key Alt-Right figures. Two Daily Caller contributors, including a senior investigative reporter, were recently announced as speakers at the upcoming white nationalist H.L. Mencken Clubconference organized by Paul Gottfried, a godfather of the Alt-Right.
As for recent Daily Caller contributors, take Peter Brimelow; the English white nationalist is the founder of the website VDARE, named after Virginia Dare, the supposed first white child born in the new world. VDARE is a major hub for white nationalists and anti-Semites. Brimelow is a leading figure on the Alt-Right and has been published three times in the Daily Caller in recent months, with his firstpiece coming in March defending Rep. Steve King, a hero to white nationalists, who recently tweeted, "Geert Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies."
A few years ago, the Daily Caller publishing the work of an established white nationalist would be unthinkable. Take the response from Washington, D.C., senior contributor Matt K. Lewis following the firing of white nationalist John Derbyshire from National Review in 2012 for writing a racist screed regarding the Trayvon Martin shooting titled, "The Talk: Nonblack Version." The article, presented as conversation between a white parent and their child included lines like, "A small cohort of blacks — in my experience, around five percent — is ferociously hostile to whites and will go to great lengths to inconvenience or harm us." It also included tips like, "If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date." Lewis' response in the Daily Caller to Derbyshire's 2012 firing was, "Some people aren't worth the [sic] fighting for. Some things are indefensible. This is one of those cases."