Trump has made a habit of excoriating the press at every opportunity, many have observed his propensity to take questions in press conferences from the reporters of the Daily Caller, along with other conservative news sites over those of other reporters. Now, the Washington Post reports that the Daily Caller has a couple of noteworthy special relationships that bear examination in this context.
One is with a nonprofit called the Daily Caller News Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity which, according to the Washington Post, employed around half of the reporters published on the DailyCaller.com news sites. The four-member board of the foundation, according to the foundation’s 2015 IRS Form 990, includes Neil Patel and Tucker Carlson, founders of the for-profit entity. This creates an interlocking directorate.