The former editor for the right-wing news website The Daily Caller cut ties with the conservative website after it was revealed that he wrote for the white-supremacist publication Radix Journal, The Atlantic reported Wednesday.
Scott Greer stopped contributing to The Daily Caller last week after The Atlantic uncovered leaked messages that showed he was also writing the name “Michael McGregor” for Radix, the online publication founded by “alt-right” leader Richard Spencer.
The Radix articles under the Michael McGregor byline spewed racist and anti-Semitic views, according to The Atlantic. They also criticized feminists, immigrants and Christian Zionists.
Greer explained in a statement that his views have changed since he stopped contributing to Radix in 2015. He wrote that he was attracted to more radical ideas in his early twenties.
“I do not apologize for honestly stating what I believed to be correct at the time, unless everyone must apologize every time they change their opinion,” the statement read. “My tweets and Daily Caller columns are my honest views. The Daily Caller was unaware of my outside writings. I already stepped down as an editor from The Daily Caller in June to focus on writing a book. I am now resigning any affiliation with The Caller. However, I will continue to promote my views without any shame or regret.”
Greer was also listed among several white-nationalist activists in a report last year by the Southern Poverty Law Center, titled “The Daily Caller Has A White Nationalist Problem.”
The Daily Caller was co-founded and formerly edited by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, whose own broadcasts have frequently been accused of having white supremacist dog-whistles. Carlson is still the chairman as the chairman of the Daily Caller News Foundation, a not-for-profit that reportedly employs most of the Daily Caller’s journalists.
This story "A Daily Caller Editor Wrote For ‘Alt-Right’ Website" was written by Alyssa Fisher.