Daily Caller Was Working On Smear Job Vs Writer Who Exposed Kochs

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Conservative journalism strikes again, this time sneaking around for an attack on New Yorker write Jane Mayer, whose story on the Kochs funding of the right angered many cons.

For several weeks, the Daily Caller, a conservative Web site -- co-founded by Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel, a former aide to former vice president Dick Cheney -- have had a reporter poking around what they thought would be a scandalous story about Mayer.

The allegations were serious -- that Mayer borrowed or plagiarized from a liberal blogger and other mainstream publications for an Aug. 30 smackdown in The New Yorker on the conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. In the end, even the Daily Caller found the allegations to be unfounded, and to its credit, abandoned the story.

Just the latest adventure for Tucker Carlson's Toilet Paper Site.