[Ed. – It sounds like it’s virtually all Trump critics being let go. But it’s also been well known that Salem is having money issues — probably for the same reason all conservative media are: censorship by the social media giants — and as Erickson (now of The Resurgent) says, the firings seemed to focus on the more expensive contracts as well as the editorial perspective. Anyone with an unbalanced perspective — for or against Trump — has been hard to put up with over the last couple of years. But seeing the power of Internet organization shut down voices, however contentious or controversial, is not a good thing.]
Conservative outlet RedState fired most of its staff Friday while its owner, Salem Media, froze the site, citing an inability to “no longer support the entire roster of writers and editors.”
“The site name will linger, but RedState is all but dead now. I have invited the fired writers here,” Erick Erickson, a RedState founder who left the site in 2015, wrote in a blog post.
Fired staffers said the cuts focused on writers who have been critical of President Trump. RedState had often distinguished itself since 2016 as a home for Trump critics within the GOP.
“Most of those on the expensive contracts were tossed, though some very good ones will stay,” wrote Erickson, himself a critic of the president.