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    (Wikipedia) - The Washington Free Beacon   (Redirected from Washington Free Beacon) The Washington Free Beacon Type Format Editor-in-chief Managing editors Founded Political alignment Headquarters Website
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    Matthew Continetti
    Sonny Bunch, Aaron MacLean, Stephanie Wang
    Washington, D.C.

    The Washington Free Beacon is an American web site that publishes news and associated content from a conservative perspective. It states it is "dedicated to uncovering the stories that the powers that be hope will never see the light of day" and producing "in-depth investigative reporting on a wide range of issues, including public policy, government affairs, international security, and media." It was founded by Matthew Continetti and Michael Goldfarb and launched on February 7, 2012, as a project of the 501(c)4 organization Center for American Freedom. In August 2014, it announced it was becoming a for-profit news site.

    The site is noted for its aggressive, ideologically driven reporting, modeled after liberal counterparts in the media such as Think Progress and Talking Points Memo. Jack Hunter, a staff member of U.S. senator Rand Paul''s office, resigned in 2013 after a Free Beacon report detailing his past as a radio shock jock known as the "Southern Avenger" who wore a luchador mask of the Confederate flag. The publication also broke several stories about former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton''s successful 1975 legal defense of an accused rapist that attracted national media attention.

    The New York Times described the Free Beacon''s reporting as "gleeful evisceration." However, its tactics have also led to attacks from media critics and watchdog groups. The Atlantic''s Conor Friedersdorf called the Free Beacon''s stated mission "decadent and unethical." Media Matters for America founder David Brock sent a letter to news organizations in 2014 saying, "If credible media outlets regard the unethical practices of The Free Beacon as valid, all of journalism will be debased."

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