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Column: The Daily Wire Makes Talking Politics Fun

On Tuesday night, a rowdy group awaited security check-in outside Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. The line included local residents and out-of-town visitors. Cheers from the parking lot and from inside the building, most notably “Let’s Go, Brandon,” were constant. A nearby-by traveler who hadn’t seen the sign probably assumed the crowd had bought high-priced tickets to a concert, a wrestling promotion, or a comedy special. But Ryman hadn’t scheduled any musicians, wrestlers, or comedians to perform that night. Instead, the auditorium sold out a venue of around 2,000 people to watch pundits talk about politics. Say that aloud: fans spent money to watch six people talk about the news. Skeptics who didn’t attend the event would mock the concept. The Daily Wire Backstage does feature six hosts who sit around a table to discuss current events. However, it is far more than that because the viewers are as important as the show’s personalities. Viewers of Backstage are in on the jokes, the talking points, the biases, and the vibe. The Daily Wire is a news outlet, a content company that has made talking politics fun. Attendees knew the grim topics the cast would discuss: COVID, President Joe Biden, Dr. […]

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Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.