Right Wing Site RedState Fires All Its Trump Critics

The Daily Beast reports:

The influential conservative website RedState fired a handful of prominent writers on Friday in a move that appeared motivated, at least in part, by purging the outlet of anti-Trump voices.

The Daily Beast confirmed that among those laid off by RedState and its parent company Townhall Media were top editors and writers Caleb Howe, Jay Caruso, Ben Howe, Patrick Frey (who writes under the pseudonym Patterico), Neil Stevens, and Susan Wright—all of whom are often critical of the president.

Fired staffers learned about their dismissal either through their email accounts being locked or via a memo from Townhall general manager and vice president Jonathan Garthwaite. “[W]e are having to make changes to RedState effective today,” the memo read. “Unfortunately, we have reached the conclusion that we can no longer support the entire current roster of writers.”

RedState was founded in 2004 by Erick Erickson and is now owned by Salem Media, which also owns over 100 Christian radio stations as well as Townhall, Twitchy, Hot Air, and Regnery Publishing, which puts out books by Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, Mike Pence, and other wingnuts.