Today washingtonpost.com launched “Red America,” a blog written by Ben, which, he says, “is a blog for the majority of Americans.” He minces no words when summing up it’s purpose:
Red America’s citizens are the political majority. They’re here to stay. It’s time to start paying attention to what they believe and why.
And if his first post is any indication, Ben will have free reign to take the Post to task when it steps out of line. He conveys a story from discussions about what to name the new blog. Apparently, one editor suggested “Red Dawn,” which, as Ben pointed out at the time, would be quite appropriate for a pro-gun blog. The reference was lost on the editor, however.
Some may ask, Why is the founder of RedState.com working for the “enemy”? Consider that washingtonpost.com is a Top 10 news website, based on Alexa’s rankings, and when it comes to domestic political news, washingtonpost.com is No. 4. So, in fact, Ben is reaching a much larger audience — and hopefully changing a few minds in the process.