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Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller Acquires (Update)

The latest development in the battle between Tucker Carlson‘s The Daily Caller and MSNBC host Keith Olbermann is a front-page headline announcing “We own you.”

That’s because, somehow, the “conservative answer to the Huffington Post” has acquired – and has some big plans for the new site.

In a post by “The Daily Caller,” the site announced the acquisition:

“We plan to make The Daily Caller the one-stop online shop for Keith Olbermann commentary,” said Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson. “We will be THE Keith Olbermann superstore.”

“This is part of our long-term growth strategy,” added Publisher and CEO Neil Patel. “Our future acquisition targets include several other annoying cable news commentators.”

As of now, re-directs back to the Daily Caller homepage (similar to our April 1 launch). According to’s WHOIS search, is registered to (an Arizona company) and has been since 2004. It was last updated on July 12 however, which may have been a sign of when the deal between the registrant and Daily Caller was reached.

It’s surprising that in this new media world – where Keith Olbermann is the feed – he, or a representative of him, doesn’t personally own his own namesake online. On a smaller scale, he doesn’t have the URL squatted either – some guy John Paul DeVerna does.

Expect an Olbermann response soon to Carlson, his former colleague at MSNBC, and Daily Caller.

> Update: Responses, responses. Olbermann tweets:

Regarding @TheDailyCaller and I hope whoever sold it to them got CASH.

Also regarding @TheDailyCaller and – the law’s pretty clear on this, so, nice waste of money, Tuckie. #p2 #tcot

Tuckie! So does this mean he’s planning to sue?

Meanwhile, “Tuckie” tells The Upshot’s Michael Calderone, “I woke up this morning with a smile on my face,” and that he plans to use the email address [email protected]

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