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Wed Aug 26, 2020, 04:05 PM

Former Daily Caller Editor Reveals He Was Forced to Publish Oleg Deripaska

https://www.emptywheel.net/2020/08/26/former-daily-caller-editor-reveals-he-was-forced-to-publish-oleg-deripaska/

In the wake of the Senate Intelligence Report’s scathing description of Oleg Deripaska’s key role in Russia’s 2016 election interference, a former editor from the Daily Caller, Eric Owens, reveals that his bosses — Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel — forced him to publish an Oleg Deripaska column that he recognized as sloppy propaganda.


Back in 2018, I was the opinion editor for The Daily Caller. I had worked for the website for about five years as a journalist and editor. I really believed in what we were doing. I believed in what founders Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel said they were building. (More on that later.)

In early March 2018, Deripaska submitted an opinion piece to The Daily Caller. He didn’t submit it directly to me or through the Caller’s conventional submissions process. Presumably, villainous Russian billionaires are above such hoi polloi procedures. Instead, Daily Caller publisher Patel contacted me directly one day saying he had received Deripaska’s op-ed. He wanted to know how I felt about it.

I hated it. Anyone with a passing knowledge of European politics would know who Deripaska is and what he represents. I had been in the U.S. foreign service for a bit, so, of course, I knew.

More importantly, Deripaska’s op-ed itself was—and remains—an extraordinary exercise in audacious Russian propaganda.

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n the case of the 2018 Deripaska op-ed, which I myself published and placed despite my own doubts and qualms, The Daily Caller was the plaything of a Russian billionaire working directly with Russian spies who used conservative media to spout completely false and fabulous conspiracy theories.


Tucker Carlson. A known Russian asset. And groomed to be a star in the New GOP.

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Wed Aug 26, 2020, 04:09 PM

1. Fucker Carlson should be packing his bags. He will not be welcome here in 2021.

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Wed Aug 26, 2020, 04:09 PM

2. Marcy burns another A-Hole to the ground.

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