Conservative megasite launching

Big things are in store for my former employer and current column publisher.

Newsweek reports (H/T Hugh Hewitt):

On July 4, Salem Communications, one of the country’s largest radio-station owners, will relaunch an old Web war horse called Townhall.com as a hub for its stable of stars (including Bill Bennett, Michael Medved and Hewitt himself). The hope? That “Web 2.0″ wherewithal can transform what was once an op-ed clearinghouse into a single nerve center serving the separate conservative communities of talk radio and the Internet. To Hewitt, a valuable White House ally, the math is simple: add 6 million Salem fans to Townhall’s 1.4 million unique monthly visitors and you’ve got an audience six or seven times the size of liberal site Daily Kos, the Web’s biggest political blog. “We will overwhelm them,” he says.

UPDATE: Ed Morrissey has some thoughts on this.

UPDATE II: Danny Glover — The begninning of the “GOProots”? 

One Response to “Conservative megasite launching”

  1. TimChapmanBlog.com » Blog Archive » New blog on the block Says:

    […] Townhall.com’s drive to overwhelm the liberal blogosphere is now officially in full swing. One of their snazziest tools?…their new blog, contributed to by Hugh Hewitt, Mary Katharine Ham and others. Check it out here. […]

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