As the above Inside Ricochet box suggests, Ricochet is based on the premise that conservatives have been consistently mis-portrayed by some of the loudest voices in our culture: broadcast news celebrities, editors at urban newspapers, activists, entertainers, university humanities professors, etc. Not all of them, of course -- the Wall Street Journal and Fox News are notable exceptions -- but the sense one gets from watching SNL, seeing a movie, reading the New York Times, listening to NPR or getting a BA degree is that conservatives are ignorant at best, evil at worst.
Well, our experience has been the complete opposite. Everywhere we've looked, in every industry and community, in offices and neighborhoods across the country, we've encountered smart, clever, savvy right-of-center men and women – accomplished, thoughtful voices from the conservative end of things.
And that's what Ricochet's about. Revealing the broadly-conservative community as we know it to be, and making sure we're able to keep out the few bad apples who give conservatism a bad name. Since launching a few months ago, we've been enormously gratified at the quality and civility of the conversations on site, and now we want to start giving our members a greater voice.
The member feed page we’re introducing today is one step in that direction. We'll add more to this in the coming months, so stay tuned.