Fired Redstate Writer Can’t Understand Why Conservative Audience Rejected #NeverTrump Website?
#NeverTrump troll website Redstate suffered mass layoffs on Friday.
Guess there’s just not a market in the conservative media for Trump-bashing lunacy?
Redstate founder Erick Erickson tweeted this out after the news broke:
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 27, 2018
RedState famously called for protesters to bring guns to Trump rallies.
On Monday a fired Redstate writer complained about the mass firings.
She can’t understand why conservative audiences and her corporate owners would reject their #NeverTrump website?
It’s a real head-scratcher.
Hopefully Daily Kos or Huffington Post has openings for a few more Trump haters.
She contributed this to far left website Mediaite.
The conservative blog RedState experienced “mass firings” Friday because of what its parent company, Salem Media, characterized as a decision influenced by finances. But one writer who was laid off said she is skeptical of that characterization, adding that she believes the website is effectively trying to silence voices that are not, in their view, sufficiently supportive of President Trump and his policies.
“As you have heard by now, we are having to make changes to RedState effective today,” Jonathan Garthwaite, Vice President and General Manager of Townhall Media – a subsidiary of Salem Media – wrote in an email Friday morning to an unknown number of independent contractors and full-time employees. “Unfortunately,” Garthwaite added, “we have reached the conclusion that we can no longer support the entire current roster of writers.”
The email seemed to imply that the cuts were because of money. That’s how Susan Wright, a North Carolina-based writer with whom RedState severed its ties on Friday, understood Garthwaite’s email. But Wright indicated to Mediaite that she is skeptical the layoffs are entirely about money.