Conservative Journalist Patrick Howley Starts New Venture
Patrick Howley has written for a whole host of conservative outlets, and now months after leaving Breitbart he will serve as editor-in-chief of Big League Politics.
The news site had its “soft launch” Saturday. Howley serves as a co-owner of the site alongside Clint Stinchcomb, who will also serve as CEO. Stinchcomb is a former Discovery executive.
Howley has worked for The American Spectator, The Washington Free Beacon, The Daily Caller and Breitbart, and said the new venture is the “American dream.”
“We aren’t taking five million dollars from some shady investors and putting out a big launch piece in Politico and saying we are going to take over the world,” Howley said. “I hate that because it always fails.”
He said that the funding for the site comes from friends and that he aims for it to become profitable in a year. The site has various stories up Saturday, including an interview with the son of a mobster who claims Warner Brothers stole his life story.
Howley said that he is “working out the kinks” this weekend, and on Monday he’ll “go to war.” So far he is the only full-time member of the editorial staff, and he will rely on a freelancers for the time being, including Sputnik reporter Cassandra Fairbanks, who he described as the site’s “star writer.”
Howley aims to have an email list of readers which he doesn’t want to describe as a “community,” as that is a “politically correct Obama word.” Rather, Howley hopes to establish a “peaceful militia” of readers. The site hopes to ambush politicians and hold them accountable, and Howley wants to “encourage our readers to do the same.”
He hopes to create a “big network all over the country” of people “who are basically citizen contributors.” Big League Politics showed what this ambush content looks like when it went after Florida Republican Party chairman Blaise Ingoglia.
While the name Big League Politics presumably sounds pro-Trump, Howley said the site will practice “serious journalism” and that the name is more of an “umbrella term for politics in the Trump era.”
Howley has never been one to embrace the establishment and told TheDC that despite this new job he is not a “suit.”