Tucker Carlson created the Daily Caller and one of the writers he hired was Blake Neff, who has now resigned after it was revealed that he made racist postings on a message board. Turns out that isn’t the only place he did so. He also wrote offensive and racist articles for the Daily Caller itself.
- On three separate occasions, Neff wrote stories about teachers who were fired or suspended for using the N-word in class. In each instance, Neff quoted the full slur — a style choice mirrored in other Daily Caller articles. In November 2016, Neff down played the conduct of a Baltimore teacher who had yelled the slur at her elementary grade students. “The teacher’s conduct was clearly unacceptable for a public school classroom, and she was unsurprisingly fired,” Neff hedged. “But the swift condemnation of the teacher misses a deeper problem that won’t go away simply by firing her: she had every right to despair for her students’ futures, because Harlem Park is a terrible school.”
- In May 2015, Neff wrote a similar story about a substitute teacher in Arizona who allegedly “body slammed” a student who called him the N-word. The only quotes Neff offered in the story were from the racist student’s mother, who told the local Fox station that the teacher should be sent to prison.
- In April 2015, Neff played down an incident at Duke University where a student left a noose hanging in a campus tree. “While Duke’s students rush to judgment, it must be considered a possibility the noose wasn’t intended as a racist threat, but rather as a hoax,” Neff wrote. “Fake hate crimes have occurred many times on college campuses in years past.” After an investigation, the university determined that the incident was a racist joke gone wrong that was borne of “ignorance and bad judgment.”
- In October 2016, Neff described a driver running over a group of Native Americans protesting Columbus Day as a reenactment of “the conquest of America.” The article ran with a subhead that read “White man overruns indigenous peoples with superior technology.”…
- Shortly after a couple gunned down more than a dozen people at an office building in San Bernardino, California, Neff penned a satiric column likening bloody wars to “workplace disputes” to critique people’s reluctance to call the act “Islamic extremism.”
- Neff once compared an NAACP chapter to the Taliban when the group called for the destruction of Stone Mountain, a massive bas-relief sculpture commissioned by the Ku Klux Klan commemorating leaders of the Confederacy.
But hey, he isn’t perfect and who are we to judge him?