The Daily Caller is often touted as the conservative answer to Huffington Post. Indeed, the Daily Caller themselves say they are “the balance against the rest of the conventional press,” which if you can’t tell by most conservative rhetoric is left-leaning. But conservative pundit and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson said that they would “not be tied to ideology.”

This idea of ‘balance’ doesn’t stop them from moving forward with an article accusing Sen. Bob Menendez (D) of paying women for sex. This accusation hit five days before the 2012 New Jersey senate election.

Which is awfully convenient.

In fact, a later investigation by the Washington Post claims that Daily Caller paid the ladies in question to make the claims. Granted, this same article asserts: “Under police questioning, Figueroa said the foreign man, who said he worked for the Daily Caller but did not provide identification, asked him to arrange staged interviews, Polanco said.”

Also awfully convenient.

The Daily Caller is considered real news, for the purposes of this site, but you will want to pay particular attention to the color of every article and try to find opposing viewpoints.

Addendum 11-19-2016: Since this post, we’ve updated our review system to include the categories ClickBait, Biased, and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. While we still consider DC to be based on real headlines, their conservative bias is undeniable.

  • Kathy Hayward Blankenship

    The co-founder is Tucker Carlson, not Carlson Tucker.

    • pjh

      Good catch. They don’t even offer thumbs up with their comments. What do you expect from the Left.

      • Actually, this website does have up and down votes on comments.

      • senorroboto

        ^ Conservative ignorance at its finest

        • pjh

          Only when I read Liberal trash like this article. Still haven’t gotten over your Hillary loss, have you? She got Trumped real good. She’s done, she’s finished. She’ll never be president again that’s for sure!

          • senorroboto

            Did you forget to take your meds grandpa? Hillary was never president.

          • Luther Blissett

            “Liberal Trash”? You just finished calling this site part of the “Left”.

            If you cannot even broadly distinguish between the “liberalism” and “the left”, how can you even begin to make useful comments about the wide spectrum of political philosophies you will encounter on the internet?

            Polarizing everything into only two option is fun but the complexity of the real world should occasionally be dealt with.

          • pjh

            Nice, but then you go on to do exactly what you criticized “The only thing worse than the left is the right.” The liberal left is a form of mental illness, and there is no distinction.

          • Pamellion

            Oh come on. Liberalism is just trying to help others out. Conservatism is not being willing to spend the money to do that. Neither one is mental illness. But nasty comments like yours sure don’t do conservatives any favors.

          • pjh

            That’s a garbage definition on liberalism and conservatism. How is doubling the the national debt, and killing the unborn “helping people out”? That is what Obama did. Trump is an example of conservatism ~Saving money, increasing jobs, lowering the national debt and taxes. Basically it’s the grown up party, and the liberalism is the selfish give me everything for free party.

          • Pamellion

            “killing the unborn” ho, boy. Look, if you believe it’s murder then go ahead and protest it. I have no problem with that. But I believe it is not murder to stop a pregnancy in its early tracks. So I’m pro choice, though prefer the idea of planned pregnancies and avoidance of them altogether if you don’t want to be pregnant. And how that helps? Overpopulation contributes to MOST of the societal problems we are facing today. (Also, who really gives a hoot about the national debt — it’s not like anyone’s going to pay it, LOL). But what made it so high was war that began with Bush. And Trump is already saying that he wants to make our armies stronger. Really?? Do you know how much we already spend on that crap? LOL! Give me a break.

            And you are so wrong about liberals — who used to be mainly made up of Republicans until liberal Republicans wanted to give equal rights to Blacks, then the parties changed (because they are so grown-up). Crazysauce. Anyway, it’s not the give-me-everything-for-free party. Let me break it down for you: you are saying in one breath that we want to raise taxes, but in the next breath we want everything for free. Hmmm. That makes no sense. But let me clear it up for you: yes, I always vote to raise taxes and I always pay my taxes to HELP people who need that extra money — be it for research or welfare or healthcare or vet benefits or to support the arts or other institutions that make society more civilized and comfortable for everyone. YUP, call me liberal.

            Now, do I know anyone on welfare? Yes in fact, I have at least 6 close friends I can think of who are on one kind of welfare or another. For injuries or chrionic pain or because they were laid off. 5 of them are Trump supporters. Now THERE is some hypocrisy for you. But I guess like Trump says about stealing money from people: Hey, I wouldn’t take it if you’d make it so I couldn’t.

            LOL, what a morally repugnant jackass.

          • pjh

            Thanks for proving my point. Liberalism is a form of mental illness! The
            Democratic party is the party of slavery. It’s also the abortion party. Obama raised the national debt more than all the presidents combined, and what do you say, “who really gives a hoot about the national debt — it’s not like anyone’s going to pay it, LOL).” How mature. Yes our children, grand children and multiple generations to come will pay for it. You just don’t get it do you! Sorry democrat and republican politicians voted for the war with Iraq, and the incompetent “Community Organizer” spread the conflict with his Arab Spring propaganda. The health care system is a mess because of Barry. Don’t worry Trump will fix all the wrongs of the last 8 yrs with many more jobs, lowering taxes, making us energy independent, and securing our borders. This was waaaaaay over Barry’s head. He was too busy doing illegal wire taps, putting men in women’s restrooms, Hitching up the gays, and playing endless games of golf. His legacy is and was SH*T!

          • Internet Astronaut

            Somewhere there is a village missing it’s idiot.
            Nice non linear dipsh*t gibberish.

          • pjh

            I know, right! lol

          • PhoenixRising

            He was talking about you….

            Case in point…

            Also: no proof of wire tapping. Trump has already tried to destroy your medical insurance. He also made a lot of false promises that he hasn’t bothered to live up to. He promised that Keystone XL would use American steel, for instance. That’s untrue, it’s using more imported steel than American.

            If he could get off Twitter to run the country, he might actually try to do a good job.

          • Patty Rogers

            you must be very surprised right about now.

          • pjh

            It’s a fact now that Paul Manafort was wiretapped before and after the election. He spoke to Trump all the time. And the Obama Administration got a FISA warrant to watch Trump online to see if he was communicating with the Russians. So you’re full of it. It’s also been revealed that one of Obama’s charities paid the same lawyer’s firm Hillary Clinton paid to do “research” on Russian collusion. Obama paid over $800,000 dollars. They basically created a false dossier to get the warrants. Mr.Steele, who compiled it, hated Trump. All of this was illegal. If you can’t connect the dots here, you’re blind. Only 10% of the information has been revealed. There are more memos and information coming from the FBI and the DOJ. Get your hanky ready..

          • 2lives2fly

            WOW, whats that like, to believe everything you read? Obama paid over what amount now? You-may not have a problem bedding down with these Russian swine, but most of us, do, we sure as hell do! WARNING – ALL because: “IT’S ALSO BEEN REVEALED THAT ONE OF OBAMA’S CHARITIES” This may be what messed you up. COMMANDER-BONE-SPURs’ (CBSs’) supporters just aren’t used to reading about CHARITIES. You see Trump, err, CBSs, only use for charities, is to pay his court-fees, fines, and penalties, along with using them to purchase scultures/portraits, of himself. Thanks for pointing out that, POTUS Obama has more than one charity, I didn’t know that. Then again I don’t go around looking for reasons to slander public servants.

          • pjh

            You’re a rock star in the infinite space between your ears. Mental midget among your peers! You go girl!

          • Pamellion

            Thanks for proving my point: that conservatives have no sense of humor. I was obviously joking about the debt — but as you recall, it was working itself out until GWB took over. But Republicans never acknowledge that.

            Also, you are wrong about slavery — the CONSERVATIVE party (which HAPPENED to be Democratic at the time) was the party of slavery. The LIBERALS (who HAPPENED to be Republican at the time) abolished it.

            But Republicans never acknowledge that.

            Now about the wire tapping: I’d so much rather have a President in office who MIGHT have tried to tap Trump’s phones when he was suspected of being in collusion with Russians than a President who is obsessed with applause, with LETTING the Russians have power over him, and with crazy tweets about the Apprentice. You do know that it’s not illegal to wiretap traitors, right?

            Sorry if the health care system seems to be a mess, but the approval ratings of it are high, and before the AHCA we had a hard time getting insured. After, we were able to get the insurance we needed. Hope that all works out for you.

            “hitching up the gays” LOL, again, that’s mature. You know, if you would think outside of your little box for a while, you might realize that humans are pretty amazing creatures who can love in all sorts of ways, and that gay people are not a threat to you.

            Obama lowered unemployment numbers. But Republicans never acknowledge that. Almost everything you wrote there is incorrect. Misinformation provided by tin-foil-hat trolls who want internet attention. Your incoming-information system is a mess. You are following too many right-wing (and maybe even left-wing) rags. The moderate line is the one to follow, and you need to research everything you read, as I have. There is a lot of garbage out there and if you’re too willing and eager to hate one side or the other, it’s harder and harder to sort through the crud. No politician is perfect. No politician tells the whole truth. But there is a difference between outright lies to trick supporters and exaggeration to make a point. Good luck sorting it out!

            And you’re kidding me with the golf thing, right? You are quite the whackjob.
            Again, Good luck sorting it out!

          • Spencer Moran

            if you knew anything about how the central banks work, it is technically impossible to pay off all debt of any entity

          • bob

            slavery was a conservative political position you idiot.
            at that time the Republicans were the liberals.

          • pjh

            You’re historically challenged, idiot!

          • bob

            I’m afraid not.
            But you are. And you also suffer from psychological projection.

            “Liberalprogressive” – wants to change things.
            “Conservative” – OK with the status quo.

            Status quo at the time? Legal slavery.
            Who wanted to change it? The “Radical Republicans”. eg, they were the liberals of the day.

            Who didnt want to change it? The Conservative Republicans and the Democrats. eg, they were the conservatives of the day.

            Not a difficult concept.

            But dont just take my word for it:


            The Different Republican Factions of Reconstruction

            Republicans demanded civil rights for freedmen (freed slaves), such as
            measures for ensuring their voting rights (negro suffrage, or today in
            “PC,” black suffrage). The Radical Republicans were at the forefront
            advocating for various Reconstruction Acts, Reconstruction Amendments,
            and the limiting of political and voting rights for ex-Confederate civil
            officials, military officers, and soldiers. If anything gives “Military
            its name, it is the policies led by the Radicals. The Radicals were the
            faction who led the fight against the War Democrat Southern Unionist Andrew Johnson (who
            took the Presidency after Lincoln was assassinated the week the Civil
            War ended). The Radicals ultimately led the charge that weakened Johnson

            and almost led to his impeachment (which failed by one vote in the
            Senate in 1868 after passing the House). In the 1860’s, Radical
            Republicans weren’t the Tea Party as much as they were “progressive”
            Northern Social Justice Warriors. They wanted rights for all men and
            wanted to see Southern Confederate leaders of Georgia and South Carolina
            hang for their treason and crimes against humanity. I’m purposely using
            rhetoric to make a point. They were not the Republicans of today in
            that sense. See one overview of the Radical Republican Plan for Reconstruction.[5]

            Conservative Republicans took the total opposite
            stance of their Radical counterparts. They sympathized with the more
            moderate ex-Confederate soon-to-be once-again-Democrats. They wanted the
            Confederates forgiven, and the Union restored. During Reconstruction
            and the Gilded Age, some conservative Republicans can be said to have
            become what we call Redeemer, Carpetbagger, and Scallywag
            Democrats. This group also included moderate business-minded Democrats
            from the North and South. Some of these Conservatives would have
            ideologically been Free Soilers before the war. They didn’t approve of
            slavery but didn’t want to go to war to establish the right for new
            expansion states to be slave states. They were also those who cared more
            about business than social issues.
            end quote.

            And want to really blow you mind?

            In 1776 while Liberals fought for freedom…
            while conservatives wore red coats.

          • pjh

            Dear Daily Caller. You’ve taken down a number of my posts, for no other reason then you didn’t like what I was saying. I didn’t use any profanity. I copied and posted a video that is historically correct. If you don’t approve of this fine, but I am not going continue posting here when your censoring is so bias. You’ve done this too many times. I’ll make sure other people are aware of your practices too!

          • pjh

            Hey Bob, why don’t you go to Youtube and look up this title. It refutes everything you said.

            From white supremacy to Barack Obama: The history of the Democratic Party


          • bob


            it refuted nothing i said.
            it only confirmed it.

            you either didnt watch the whole thing, or youre still hung up on party names and ignoring how each’s platforms changed over the years, the the democratic party split into the democrats and dixiecrats, and that eventually, as southern resentment to african americans civil rights built, Nixo exploited it in the southern strategy to convert nearly all dixiecrats into republicans.

            again: in the leadup to the civil war:

            -the democratic party was the ultra conservative slavery favoring party then.

            -the conservative wing of the republican party wasnt big into slavery but they werent opposed either; they were more interested in the big businesses of the time (sound familiar?), and those businesses were largely invested in goods that depended on raw materials ultimately sourced from slave labor.

            -and the far left liberals of hte day were hte radical republicans, equivalent to today’s Sanders and Warrens, who opposed Slavery at all costs, in any way. who imposed reconstruction. who pushed through the anti slavery and voting rights amendments to the constitution.
            If they existed today the radical republicans would be in the democratic party, and the proslavery folks would be in the GOP.

          • pjh

            You’re playing word games because you’re childish and can’t admit you’re WRONG! Your words “-the democratic party was the ultra conservative slavery favoring party then.” The Democratic party was the party of slavery. (period!) Historically you can’t change names around just so you can feel good about your party. The video completely destroys your delusional thinking!

          • bob

            what the actual fuk if your problem?
            you are literally saying the same thing as me.

            you’re only disagreement is a refusal to acknowledge the ensuing 150 years of history since 1865, over which time the positions of the parties flipped in regard to civil rights.

            a history that YOU CONFIRMED with the video that YOU POSTED.

            jeez you fukkers are stupid.

          • 2lives2fly

            Actually thats 153 years. But is it; A: more funny, or; B: more pathetic?
            OK, I’ll admit it, I don’t feel good about my party, it was the party of slavery. but the bible said slavery was alright, just not to beat slaves too badly. Which is really horrible. So I would like to sincerely apologize. IS THIS ACCEPTABLE TO YOU; pjh? You’re about 100 years off with the haircut, its wasn’t, 1965, it was, 1865.

          • pjh

            No the bible doesn’t say slavery is alright. And if you had any theological studies you’d know there were two types of slaves. One where a person voluntarily contracts out to another person to pay a debt. That was of their own free will. They were more like servants. After they fulfilled work contract they returned to the families usually. Jesus spoke about these people. And words translated differently to English. Then there were slaves that were bought and sold against their will. “He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death.” (Exodus 21:16) Moses was sent to Egypt to tell Pharaoh to set his people free. And it the New Testament the Romans had involuntary slavery of Christians.

          • 2lives2fly

            Thanx for a lot of good information. PBS had a special in Feb.(2018), about the dems. (proper), and dixiecrats. Mostly centered upon the split for black representation in the Mississippi delegation (Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party). I forgot if it was credited to LBJ, directly or some other party official. Anyway, he/they said; if the [democratic] party recognizes the black delegation, southern democrats will lose the south, which will become solidly republican for the next 50, years, at least .

          • pjh

            Yes, I am afraid so! Are you that historically challenged that you don’t know what your party has done for the past 200 years?? Or are you being willfully ignorant to deal with your denial? If today’s Democrats had a shred of integrity and intellectual honesty, they would have some humility about their own history, rather than offering up the egregiously false claim that they have been on the side of the angels continuously for 200 years. 200 years ago, in 1814, president James Madison was a Democrat, but he was also a slave owner. At least four other Democratic presidents between then and the Civil War owned slaves, and the Democrats had national political support for slavery throughout that period. The Civil War was launched by Democrats who refused to accept the election in 1860 of an anti-slavery Republican president, for a variety of reasons but mainly due to slavery. Democrats reasserted control of Southern politics at the end of Reconstruction through a heavy application of terrorism by the Klu Klux Klan. In Mississippi in the 1870s, they basically murdered anyone suspected of voting Republican. For nearly a century after that, the supporters of Jim Crow were uniformly lockstep Democrats, many of them “progressives”, as you like to refer yourself to. Woodrow Wilson, the only former citizen of the Confederacy to serve as President and the first progressive Democrat, introduced segregation throughout the federal government, and Franklin Roosevelt regularly received as high as 95% of the vote in Southern states. The 1924 Democratic Convention, in the race against the arch-conservative, pro-civil-rights reform Calvin Coolidge, was popularly known as the “Klanbake” for the heavy and vocal KKK presence; their nominee that year would go on to argue the losing, pro-segregation side in Brown vs Board of Education. And that’s before we discuss the federal role in housing discrimination, instituted by a New Deal agency in the 1930s and finally undone by Republican Richard Nixon and his HUD secretary George Romney in the late 60s. Or the Davis-Bacon Act… The politicians who fought for segregation in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s were uniformly Democrats like George Wallace (who won his last election in 1982, as a Democrat), Orval Faubus and Strom Thurmond (who left the Democrats when he gave up supporting segregation). Former KKK members in national life included Democratic Senator and Supreme Court Justice (appointed by FDR) Hugo Black, who sat on the Court until the 1970s, and Senator Robert Byrd, who was still in the Senate until his death in Barack Obama’s second year in office. I know it must be a hard pill to swallow that your party was always for slavery, started the KKK, changed the definition of marriage (real progressive), believes men can be women, and women can be men, and for the most part are led by politicians that anti-god. Great party history you got there Bobby!

          • Kim Edwards

            Bob did study for his History exam.

            Bob thinks the Republicans were once Democrats.

            Bob is a Liberally Brainwashed Sheep.

            Don’t Be Bob.

          • bob

            Do you deny that the Radical Republicans opposed slavery?
            Do you deny that opposition to slavery is a progressive liberal position? That the conservative position, being opposed to change, would be the preservation of slavery?
            Do you deny that the south was once solidly democratic?
            Do you deny that the south ceased being democratic supporters as support for civil rights became more mainstream across the northern and western parts of the party?
            Do you deny that Nixon then exploited this in the Southern Strategy, thus turning the “solid south” into a republican stronghold?

            Yes, I did study history.

            And apparently, you did not.

          • Patty Rogers

            all your writing is incredibly hard to believe

      • Luther Blissett

        Yeah – the only thing worse than the Left is the Right. And the only thing worse than the Left and Right are those adults who split the world into two simplistic caricatures and pretend that this is anything but laziness.

        • Lauren

          Well. It’s also ignorant narrow-mindedness.

  • Darn Cat

    Anyone who believes anything written in that daily caller rag is a total idiot, or a traitor like trump. These people hate America, and need to be shipped the hell out of here.

    • Patty Rogers

      that darn cat is a mental midget

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  • rds2

    No doubt about it, this is a propaganda sight. Agree 100% with them, or get banned from comments. A bunch of intellectual cowards.

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