Carolina Plotthound, neutered?

snip-snipSadly, that may be the case.  The groundbreaking conservative web site founded by Paul Chesser and Chad Adams appears to be mellowing out BIG TIME.  That has folks scratching their heads in bewilderment. 

I’ve noticed that a number of big stories of interest to conservatives — some from our pages, others from other sources — have not been getting attention from the CPH.  Some of our posts — with up to 50 comments in some cases — have not earned even a mention on the CPH site.  

Team Haymaker reached out to CPH co-founder Chad Adams who said he has not been involved in the site’s day-to-day activities for some time.  We also reached out to Paul Chesser via email. He responded via email about the site’s sudden distance from The Haymaker:

[…] I apologize for the delay in response. Unfortunately I do not have a good, explanatory answer for you other than the decision was not mine, but one I accepted.  I assure you, you have not offended me. I do appreciate the opportunities where we’ve been able to boost each other’s efforts in the past. […] 
Sources tell me that sources close to the McCrory for Governor campaign are putting pressure on Civitas — a big Plotthound booster and benefactor — to tone down the site.  Unfortunately, toning it down pretty much means excluding our content.  
And we can live with that.  CPH was helpful when we were getting started.  But we are doing quite well on our own these days.  It is disturbing that GOPe types in Raleigh are images (1)adopting the Nixonian, fascistic clamp-down-on-the-media modus operandi.
Pulling down the shades to block the sunlight while you put state government up for sale to the highest bidder is not a good thing.  Republicans hollered about this stuff when Democrats owned the city.  It looks like being in the seat of power amidst all that cash and all those favors can make a man (or woman) forget those once dearly-held, noble principles.
I am told to expect to see the Plotthound eventually morph into something similar to Blount and Jones and The North State Journal — yet another vehicle espousing ruling class propaganda.  

23 thoughts on “Carolina Plotthound, neutered?

  1. Be assured that TDH will ALWAYS be linked on . AgentPierce is proud to count Haymaker as both a friend and a comrade-in-arms.

  2. I always thought Adams would eventually go to the establishment, but for the life of me Chesser is a total surprise. With his act of squashing conservative speech at the Haymaker leaves me shaking my head.

  3. Just when I thought I could support McCrory thanks to his HB2 signature, he and his goons pull a stunt like this. More shamefully, Civitas and CPH go along with it. So much for giving voice to the People. And, still the inteligencia wonders why folks are so pissed off…

    1. >Just when I thought I could support McCrory thanks to his HB2 signature,

      You’ve been conned. Just like with that horrible marriage bill that rallied the gullible evangicals to vote for Progressive Republicans like McCrory and Tillis, this ridiculous bathroom bill will be overturned. They threw so much crap into that bill even McCrory couldn’t answer questions about it at his presser. Unfortunately they’ll use it in their campaigns and call themselves Conservatives.

      Don’t fall for it.
      It’s political theater.

      1. Protecting our values is NOT ”horrible”. We do not need to allow perverts into public restrooms and locker rooms.

        1. >We do not need to allow perverts into public restrooms and locker rooms.

          A law isn’t going to stop a Catholic priest from sneaking into the mens room just like a law isn’t going to stop a criminal from buying a gun.

          The law, as written is specifically to harass transgendered people. Period. It will be repealed and that was the intent in filling it with discriminatory bullshit.

          1. We don’t even recognize “transgendered” people. And why should we? The freedom of individual expression is not a right to impose your expression on the rest of us.

  4. Locke neutered itself some time ago. Civitas is only recently doing this. It will be sad to see both organizations going establishment Republican instead of conservative. This goes far beyond the Plott Hound.

    These days, there is not a dimes worth of difference between Democrat and establishment Republican.

  5. Another conservative voice silenced. Seems there is a huge market of conservatives in NC. And it’s not being tapped.

    1. James be careful the chamber as I recall was working against our conservative House members last elections surly they will team up with Pope and Company to help control labor cost by keeping illegal immigrants here in North Carolina.

      The cost of being liked by Rinos …. Freedom

  6. Funny you write this post. i had been noticing that CPH had not linked to you very much recently. Luckily you are on my reading list….and CPH may come off of it if they just become a mouthpiece of the establishment. I had noticed Adam’s show is at times soft when the time for real questions comes around. I guess those guys have their tentacles everywhere. luckily there are independent sites like this out there to get the word out.

  7. Doug said, “I had noticed Adam’s show is at times soft when the time for real questions comes around.”

    What is “Adams’ show”?

      1. Chad has always been a strong conservative except the time he had Governor Pat on his show and he landed those soft ball questions. After question him about it, he assured me it was the only way he could get the Rinos on his show to return. At least that was the way I recall it. Lol

  8. Make no mistake, the edict to CPH to never post links to TDH comes from the top of pyramid.
    Art Pope
    John Hood
    They also told all the minions to support the bond that no real conservatives could have endorsed.
    Trust nothing that comes from any Art Pope groups.
    And of course Art Pope is the reason the NCGOP is now stuck with Woodhouse.

  9. Art Pope is the wealthy NC business man who started The Locke Foundation and it’s subsidiaries. He did so to advance conservative ideas.

    1. Yes notice Art Pope started the Lock foundation to push conservative ideas. Just like lots of conservatives they say one thing and do another.

      Just FYI, Art Pope servers the donor class!

  10. Corporations buying the news. Look at what happened out West. This story was dated 2007: Toll Road Giant Buys Newspapers to Silence Critics
    Critics charge that the Macquarie purchase of American Consolidated Media is designed to silence critics of a Texas toll road project.
    Australian toll road giant Macquarie agreed Wednesday to purchase forty local newspapers, primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, for $80 million. Macquarie Bank is Australia’s largest capital raising firm and has invested billions in purchasing roads in the US, Canada and UK. Most recently the company joined with Cintra Concesiones of Spain in a controversial 75-year lease of the 157-mile Indiana Toll Road.

    Sal Costello, the leading opponent of toll road projects as head of the Texas Toll Party, says the move is directly related to a 4000-mile toll road project known as the Trans-Texas Corridor. It will cost between $145 and $183 billion to construct the road, expected to be up to 1200 feet wide, requiring the acquisition of 9000 square miles of land in the areas through which it will pass.

    “The newspapers are the main communication tool for many of the rural Texan communities, with many citizens at risk of losing their homes and farms through eminent domain,” Costello wrote.

    Many of the small papers purchased, most have a circulation of 5000 or less, have been critical of the Trans-Texas Corridor. An article in the Bonham Journal for example, states, “The toll roads will be under control of foreign investors, which more than frustrates Texans.”

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