Mediaite Caught in Crossfire of Partisan Media
Stuck between a Maddow and a Hannity.
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Labelled “liberal” by right-wing pundits and “conservative” by left-wing pundits, Mediaite is amidst what their founder, Dan Abrams, jokingly describes as a full blown “identity crisis.”
From MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow labelling them a “conservative media website,” to Fox News’ Sean Hannity sarcastically calling them “Media Matters lite” and claiming Mediaite “doesn’t like me,” as well as Bill O’Reilly‘s assertion that “Mediaite is fairly left-wing,” the media blog seems to be stuck between a rock and a hard place.
In the face of these partisan bombardments, Abrams decided it was time to take the stance that they have no official stance.