Kevin Glass, from the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, sat down with our CEO and Founder, Carrie Sheffield, on Bloggingheads.tv to pick her brain on the evolution of Bold and bias in the media.
Bold was born as an idea for a right-wing version of The Huffington Post, catering to millennials with conservative beliefs, but — as with everything — it evolved according to the political atmosphere.
Carrie set out to create a conservative version of several prominent outlets including Mic.com. However, what she witnessed during the election pushed her to evolve Bold’s mission. She said, “With the divisiveness we’ve seen on the left and the right, I’ve really tried to evolve [Bold] to be a much more bipartisan platform, and much more of a conversation.”
The media often ignores Trump supporters; Carrie and Kevin discussed liberal bias in the media, reaching non-traditional conservatives and how to get both sides of the aisle to come together.
Watch the full Blogging Heads interview below:
While Carrie’s goal is to bring all parties to the table at BoldTV, neither she, nor her co-host Clay Aiken, are shy about their own opinions. Clay ran for Congress as a Democratic candidate in North Carolina and Carrie is life-long conservative journalist. Their friendship has survived despite opposing political views, and their conflicting views set the stage for a lively discussion every week on Bold TV.
Nowadays Bold TV is airing live, every Friday at 10am ET on Bold’s Facebook page and on Periscope, with a growing list of notable guests (including presidential campaign surrogates, sitting representatives, and a vice-presidential candidate).