The Federalist (website)
|Slogan||Be lovers of freedom and anxious for the fray.|
|Launched||September 1, 2013|
|23,595 (Oct 2014[update])|
The Federalist is a web magazine, launched in September 2013, that covers politics, policy, culture, and religion. It was co-founded by Ben Domenech and Sean Davis; senior editors include David Harsanyi and Mollie Hemingway. According to Domenech, the site has "a viewpoint that rejects the assumptions of the media establishment". Other sources have described The Federalist as conservative and as a "right-wing outlet".
In an article published in Politico Magazine, titled "The HuffPo-ization of the Right", conservative writer Reid Cherlin describes a number of right-wing websites and online publications, including The Daily Caller, Weekly Standard, Breitbart, and The Blaze. Cherlin refers to targeted sites like the Washington Free Beacon and The Federalist as "seek[ing] to go deep on the issues and sway the conversation in Washington." In the article, Cherlin mentions that conservatives appreciate the new range of right-wing outlets, including Domenech’s claim that "[t]he only thing that I think is hurtful to the movement is if you didn’t have that kind of variety". The article reports that the focus of these right-wing outlets is on hardening opposition to President Barack Obama, with a view beyond the end of his second term. Domenech goes on to compare such focus with the proliferation of liberal outlets at a similar point during President George W. Bush’s tenure.
David Harsanyi, a Denver Post columnist described The Federalist as a source of original interviews and arguments between conservatives and libertarians. David Weigel from Bloomberg Politics said that Rand Paul and Mike Lee "gave the site news-making looks at their agendas for foreign policy and Congress, respectively."
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- Domenech, Ben (September 18, 2013). "Introducing The Federalist". thefederalist.com. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
- Brinker, Luke (April 2, 2014). "Introducing The Federalist, A New Web Magazine For Anti-LGBT Conservatives". mediamatters.org (Blog). Media Matters for America. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
- "Contributors - The Federalist". thefederalist.com. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
- "The HuffPo-ization of the Right". Politico Magazine. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
- Bedard, Paul (September 26, 2014). "Wikipedia wants to ban acclaimed conservative site the Federalist". Washington Examiner. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
- Howley, Patrick (September 26, 2014). "Conservative Website 'The Federalist; Targeted For Wikipedia Deletion After Criticizing Neil deGrasse Tyson". Daily Caller. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
- Weigel, David. "The Torch Is Being Passed to A New Generation of Right-Wing Media". Archived from the original on 17 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014.