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@Rare-in To Go

Posted on | March 4, 2013 | 17 Comments

by Smitty

Email rumors abound today of a new right-of-center news site called Rare that is set to launch Real Soon Now. It looks like this is a venture backed by Cox Media Group, and edited by somebody who is excellent, as judged by her career trajectory, but with whom this blog has had a totally schizophrenic relationship, for reasons that are beyond my control.

This is an exciting development. There aren’t a lot of challenges we have that more traditional voices in the media can’t help solve. Bookmark Rare now for good justice.


17 Responses to “@Rare-in To Go”

  1. Jimmie
    March 4th, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    Haven’t heard a thing about it beyond the teasing announcements about 6 weeks ago. Who’s the new editor? More importantly, are they looking for staff writers?

  2. JeffWeimer
    March 4th, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

    So this unnamed person in charge, who we will call Habitha Tale, is in charge?

    Good luck Stacy. Maybe Smitty will be able to get you in, and only if he asks them nicely, with strawberries on top.

  3. Jeff Carlson
    March 4th, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    looks like a forum for the No Labels crowd … Scarborough and Brooks are quoted early … then we get Christie …
    give it a month and they’ll be doing “the Tea Party is racist” stories …

  4. Jerry Wilson
    March 4th, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    Haven’t heard a thing about it, but what else is new.

  5. ErikEssig
    March 4th, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

    Another website I won’t need to visit.

  6. Dai Alanye
    March 4th, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    Their selection of quotes is a judgment call, but I’ll tell you right now–they definitely need a line editor. Someone who can punctuate, for instance.

  7. Old Rebel
    March 4th, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    Marco Rubio? I’ll pass.

  8. snarkandboobs
    March 4th, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: @Rare -in To Go #TCOT #TGDN

  9. McGehee, a.k.a. Scribe of Slog
    March 4th, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    I would take issue with the Allen West quote on the front page. I say that while an armed man is a citizen, a disarmed man is livestock.

  10. Mick Baker
    March 4th, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    Horizontal scrolling has been done before and not successfully.

  11. Bob Belvedere
    March 5th, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    It’s quite annoying.

  12. WJJ Hoge
    March 5th, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    Rare is not well done.

  13. Rare Is Not Well Done | hogewash
    March 5th, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    […] This site seems half-baked. (H/T, Smitty) […]

  14. rmnixondeceased
    March 5th, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    Heh. I get better quotes over tea and scones everyday.

  15. rmnixondeceased
    March 5th, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    Especially as he was quoting a multitude of others who have said the same thing.

  16. McGehee, a.k.a. Scribe of Slog
    March 5th, 2013 @ 1:23 pm


  17. rmnixondeceased
    March 5th, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    Snark worthy.