Tucker Carlson has made it abundantly clear that his news organization, The Daily Caller, is not your average place to work. You may spot a ping-pong table, pets and bottles of booze around the newsroom. (Oh, and if you’re not careful, they might just buy up a Web domain based on your name.)
More evidence of the Caller’s uniqueness? The newsroom’s brand-new kegerator, the addition of which The Daily Caller celebrated Wednesday night.
Carlson himself wasn’t at the party but not because he doesn’t drink (though he doesn’t). Rather, he was up in New York for Fox News’s “Hannity.” Still, Caller staffers including Neil Patel, Becca Glover Watkins, Alex Pappas, Jonathan Strong and Jeff Winkler were on hand. Fox producer Lauren Sullivan, The Weekly Standard’s John McCormick, WMAL 630 producer Heather Smith, Fishbowl DC’s Betsy Rothstein and The Weekly Standard’s Mary Katharine Ham were in the crowd, too.
“Buying a kegerator was an idea we had been kicking around for a while, and we thought it would be hilarious to have one in the office,” Glover Watkins told POLITICO. “But we’re in start-up mode and worried about spending money on beer. Then I thought this would be a good sponsorship opportunity, and Miller Coors thought so too, so now we have a Pilsner Urquell keg. Tucker doesn’t drink, but the rest of us are having a great time with it! We’re planning a few more of these parties for the fall, so we’ll give the kegerator a good workout.”
Clearly a new game of libational brinkmanship has begun in the starboard half of the Blogosphere. How long before the PJTV studios installs the wetbar?