Posted Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at 1:08 PM
Matt Lewis leaves his bridges nice and burned with this post, his farewell to AOL's Politics Daily site. It's about to be subsumed into the HuffPo borg. He's not pleased.
[I]t occurs to me that AOL has vastly underestimated the public perception (I would argue the accurate impression) that Huffington is a far-left liberal.
Obviously, I am more than happy to write for a mainstream news outlet where differing opinions are allowed to flourish, but I am less comfortable with the notion of being permanently affiliated with an overtly left-of-center (sometimes activist) outlet.
As a conservative (albeit, an admittedly iconoclastic one), it is vital that I maintain the freedom to call them like I see them.
Other conservatives or libertarians might make a different call, and I would not disparage them for doing so.
Lewis is one of PD's more omnipresent TV guests, I think for the reason that he's conservative but generally unpredictable.