Ricochet (website)

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Ricochet
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Ricochet.com logo
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Type of site
Politics, conservative news and opinion
Available in English
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Created by Rob Long and Peter Robinson
Editor Jon Gabriel[1]
Website www.ricochet.com
Alexa rank Template:Increase 11,475 (United States Template:As of)[2]
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional, but is required to post and comment

Ricochet.com is a website dedicated to conservative news and commentary created in 2010 by television writer Rob Long and former Reagan speechwriter Peter Robinson. The website resembles social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter through its use of "feeds," on which members and site contributors are able to post, comment, and interact with one another.[3][4]

History

Ricochet was created by Rob Long and Peter Robinson in 2010. The two collaborated on a previous project called RobinsonAndLong.com [5][6] in 2008, which is now defunct. Two years later, Robinson and Long decided to rebrand their website idea and created Ricochet.com.[3]

Features

Advertising? Ricochet requires users to pay an annual membership fee in order to post, comment, or view full articles. There are three membership levels named for three famous conservative figures: Calvin Coolidge, Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan. Each level has additional benefits, such as more comment space, items from the Ricochet store, and members-only podcasts.[7]

Ricochet features many prominent figures from the conservative and libertarian movement in the United States, including Peter Robinson, John Yoo, Richard Epstein, Mona Charen, and others. Featured commentators post regularly on the "Main Feed." Any member of Ricochet may also post on the website, but the posts are put into the "Member Feed," separate from the Main Feed, which is displayed on the home page. Members may recommend a member-written story, and the member-written story will then be promoted to the main feed if it is crosses a threshold of member recommendations.

In addition to posts, Ricochet also hosts several podcasts by conservative and libertarian figures, covering issues like money, law, current events, and culture. Podcasts from Ricochet regularly garner millions of downloads each week.[8] Some of these podcasts are produced in conjunction with Powerline Blog, National Review, and similar organizations.

Ricochet is affiliated with several center-right organizations and publications, such as the Hoover Institution, National Review, Commentary Magazine, and others, with several fellows and writers from these organizations publishing on Ricochet or hosting podcasts.

List of contributors

This is a list (not exhaustive) of contributors to Ricochet:

Code of conduct

Ricochet strives to be civil and a troll-free zone through the use of a code of conduct. Members can flag posts or comments that they feel do not conform to the code of conduct (CoC) and editors and moderators continually review these flags. Editors and moderators can also delete posts or comments and suspend or expel members who continually flout the code of conduct. [10] The Ricochet Code of Conduct states that the following are not permitted:

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Daily Shot, email Newsletter

This daily email newsletter from Ricochet contains opinions on recent news, a quote of the day, links to interesting articles on Ricochet.com - some of which are behind the paywall and, often humorous, historical facts for the day.

  • Written by Fred Cole
  • Edited by Jon Gabriel

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Ricochet Podcast Network

This is a list (not exhaustive) of podcasts on Ricochet:

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Hosted by Jay Caruso, Neil Dewing

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Hosted by Troy Senik with Richard Epstein and John Yoo.


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Template:Quote The London Calling podcast finished in October 2016. From October 2016 James Delingpole hosts a podcast on Breitbart.com[11]


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Template:Quote Milt Rosenberg is a professor emeritus at the University of Chicago and the former host of the long-running public affairs program Extension 720.


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Template:Quote This podcast ran during the 2016 American Presidential elections.


James Lileks' own unique take on recent (and not so recent) events, culture, and anything which happens to appeal to him.


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References