As anyone who remembers The 5th Estate, which was the Scholars & Rogues precursor, will recall, this community is founded on a strong sense of bipartisanship and the belief that much can be accomplished when the neo-conservative and staunch liberal talk honestly across the table.
We’ve gotten away from this ideal over the past couple of years, but we’ve taken note of the bipartisan successes driven by President Obama since he took office. So today we’re pleased to announce that S&R has entered into a strategic agreement with The Drudge Report, a site that literally defined the conservative alternative news industry when it was launched in 1996.
This relationship will see each site cross-posting stories of interest from the other and will involve a significant financial investment by Drudge into Scholars & Rogues. We’re not prepared to discuss the details of this investment at present, but readers should note that as of this morning we have discontinued our fund drive.
S&R will retain complete editorial control over its content.
Andrew Breitbart, speaking on behalf of The Drudge Report, says “we’ve regarded S&R as one of the few progressive sites worth reading for the past couple of years, and in part that’s due to their uncompromising commitment to bipartisan analysis of the key issues of the day. We look forward to working with them over the coming years and hope that our partnership will demonstrate to others around the blogosphere and the nation at large that we are better together than apart.”
The S&R team concurs. We’ll have more details in the coming days, and we thank our loyal readers for supporting us in our continuing mission to find common ground between the far right and far left of the American political landscape.