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FR Exclusive- Possible "Journolist" activism hit here
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Posted on 07/22/2010 7:49:27 PM PDT by mnehring

Edited on 07/22/2010 9:17:21 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The year was 2004 and the campaign season was in full swing. In October, a Freeper who goes by the handle of MD4Bush began making posts on Free Republic urging Republicans to "play dirty" in the 2004 election.

Scandal ensued as it was discovered that MD4Bush was actually a Democrat operative and assistant to Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. But this story isn’t about Ryan O'Doherty, MD4Bush’s Clark Kent. If you want to read that story, click here.

Instead, our journey takes us to the Washington Post reporter who just happened to stumble upon the MD4Bush posts and protected the identity of O’Doherty. That reporter was Matthew Mosk.

Flash forward to 2008. Mosk once again seems to be using his journalist position to attempt to influence elections. In this case, writing false stories about John McCain.

Today, Matthew Mosk is at the ABC continuing to play journalist while instead using his position to smear Conservatives.

While Matthew Mosk has not been officially revealed as a member of the Journolist 400, his actions and history suggest at least the propensity towards journalistic activism, not just passive bias. Mosk has also been associated with many of those who have been revealed as Journolist 400 members such as David Weigel who was at the Washington Post the same time as Mosk. Most importantly to the Matthew Mosk connection, Ezra Klein of the Washington Post was one of the original Journolist members and worked in the same office with Matthew Mosk.

The tentacles reached back to the Washington Post and it seems, some of that hydra monster even impacted Free Republic.

Now is the time for Freepers to do what they do best, research. Was Matthew Mosk one of the Journolist 400? Was the MD4Bush one of the first attacks by Journolist members?


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: freerepublic; journogate; journolist; matthewmosk; md4bush
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1 posted on 07/22/2010 7:49:29 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Interesting bookmark.


2 posted on 07/22/2010 7:55:37 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: mnehring

PING


3 posted on 07/22/2010 7:56:02 PM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: mnehring
I wouldn't be surprised if Mosk was on Journolist.

Your timeline may be off, though. IIRC, Mosk had moved on to the Washington Times by the time Klein and Weigel landed at the Post.

Also, Mosk did another Freeper stalking piece for the Post about Obama critics on FR.

4 posted on 07/22/2010 7:59:56 PM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: kristinn

Thanks, I’ll check those dates but that is still a lot of connections with similar activism.


5 posted on 07/22/2010 8:01:52 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
I noticed your post right away..as I had written during the "racist" view points/discussions of late, that there are wolves in sheep's clothing waiting to pounce. Such a ripe opportunity.
6 posted on 07/22/2010 8:03:02 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: mnehring

I have been thinking we still need to be careful.... I wish there was a way to “seal the borders” here at FR... but I’m selfish that way...


7 posted on 07/22/2010 8:03:11 PM PDT by DrewsMum (Somebody please put the Constitution on his teleprompter....)
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To: mnehring

Don’t you post a lot of anti-birther posts? Pro-Obama maybe?


8 posted on 07/22/2010 8:04:14 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I didn’t see that quote, do you have a link for context?


9 posted on 07/22/2010 8:06:26 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Frantzie

Nope, just a skeptic about everything.


10 posted on 07/22/2010 8:07:14 PM PDT by mnehring
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too many cocktails to read tonight self ping


11 posted on 07/22/2010 8:09:32 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: mnehring
Scholar Looks for First Link in E-Mail Chain About Obama
12 posted on 07/22/2010 8:10:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Now 100% flag free.)
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To: smokingfrog

There you go, and it also puts Mosk at the Post in 2008.


13 posted on 07/22/2010 8:12:39 PM PDT by mnehring
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http://old.nationalreview.com/comment/spruiell200511080820.asp

easy to understand history on subject Journolist 101


14 posted on 07/22/2010 8:13:25 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: IrishCatholic

I hear the cogs turning....MD4BUSH scandal is how I found Free Republic.


15 posted on 07/22/2010 8:17:04 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: mnehring

Ping


16 posted on 07/22/2010 8:17:48 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: mnehring

sorry that was me present time reflecting back to I believe yesterday (should not be in italics) ending a post I made about wolves in sheep clothing


17 posted on 07/22/2010 8:27:04 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: mnehring

http://newsbusters.org/people/matthew-mosk


18 posted on 07/22/2010 8:30:13 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: kristinn
(Title and link only as it is the Post) WaPo's Mosk heads to WashTimes; named WH bureau chief

July 16, 2009

Snip quote:..."I think it's true of every journalist that nothing has as much allure as covering the biggest story of the day, and this is an opportunity for me to do that," Mosk said. "I've had 10 great years at The Post, made lifelong friendships, and learned a ton. Time for a new challenge."..

19 posted on 07/22/2010 8:33:10 PM PDT by mnehring
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The Washington Times is scraping the bottom of the partisan barrel (guess who)
20 posted on 07/22/2010 8:34:47 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: BreezyDog

You too? Hahhahha. Same. Boy, that seems like a lifetime ago.


21 posted on 07/22/2010 8:47:14 PM PDT by februus
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Well this is interesting, Mosk is the journalist leading the attacks against Beck’s advertisers such as Gold Line.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/glenn-beck-fox-hosts-golden-advertiser-goldline-investigation/story?id=11197000


22 posted on 07/22/2010 8:47:27 PM PDT by mnehring
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Mosk is also the guy who ‘exposed’ Vitter’s affair.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/vitter-aide-attacked-girlfriend-pleaded-guilty/story?id=10913025


23 posted on 07/22/2010 8:54:02 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring; writer33

bump


24 posted on 07/22/2010 8:55:06 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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...and Mosk tried to float an affair story about Michael Steele.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/hush-money-top-aide-rnc-chairman-michael-steele/story?id=10891583&nwltr=blotter_featureMore


25 posted on 07/22/2010 8:55:10 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: februus
Where is Sade Baderinwa these days anyway?

Just kidding....kind of....

26 posted on 07/22/2010 8:57:13 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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..and Mosk was DEEP in the Danielle Allen/Obama email claims regarding Freep “Obama is a Muslim” email.

http://contrariancommentary.blogspot.com/2008/07/washington-post-scandal-deepens-as.html

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2008/06/28/wapo-after-free-republic-again-now-over-barack-muslim-email

WOW


27 posted on 07/22/2010 9:00:31 PM PDT by mnehring
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http://rightvoices.com/2006/06/27/those-who-offended-blacks-contribute/


28 posted on 07/22/2010 9:02:52 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

I’m a skeptic about Obama’s birth in Hawaiian hospital scenario.


29 posted on 07/22/2010 9:32:50 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (If my body dies, then let it die, but let my country live.)
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To: BreezyDog
"Where is Sade Baderinwa these days anyway?"

Go to the Baltimore Sun's forums and ask that question.

Your existence there will be about the half-life of Darmstadtium.

30 posted on 07/22/2010 9:43:26 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Shimmer1

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2557490/posts


31 posted on 07/22/2010 9:56:13 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Now 100% flag free.)
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To: mnehring

A few points about this:

- Ezra Klein was the owner of Journolist, not just a member.

- There is a quite serious effort to get hold of the memberlist (I think a substantial reward is involved).

- There is at least one other list like Journolist, the Cabalist.

- There is at least one other list like Journolist but different?, in that it comprises press, officials, researchers, and law enforcement. One of the more prominent organizations on that list is the SPLC. But it contains State officials, judges, and organizations like this: http://www.irehr.org/. This list is old and has been going for at least ten years. Around 500 members.


32 posted on 07/22/2010 10:00:50 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Hardraade

Regarding the reward, I believe Breitbart withdrew it earlier this week. It is rumored that Tucker Carlson has a copy and that is why stuff is slowly coming out.


33 posted on 07/22/2010 10:03:22 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Here's the little turd...

34 posted on 07/22/2010 10:12:50 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: mnehring
Regarding the reward, I believe Breitbart withdrew it earlier this week. It is rumored that Tucker Carlson has a copy and that is why stuff is slowly coming out.

Lol. Figured somebody probably had some good data :).

35 posted on 07/22/2010 10:14:08 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: mnehring

PING


36 posted on 07/22/2010 10:20:23 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: DrewsMum

How long before FR found this guy out?


37 posted on 07/22/2010 10:52:27 PM PDT by caww
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To: Cyropaedia

You know who else I think might be on the list is Radley Balko. He use to work at Reason magazine with Weigel, and often out of left field he’ll start bashing Republicans. He has been very defensive since this Journolist stuff started coming out.


38 posted on 07/23/2010 12:44:50 AM PDT by Paddy Irish
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To: Paddy Irish

Bookmark


39 posted on 07/23/2010 12:55:22 AM PDT by Publius6961 ("We don't want to hear words; we want action and results.")
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To: mnehring

bump for later


40 posted on 07/23/2010 3:10:13 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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Bump for morning researchers


41 posted on 07/23/2010 6:54:36 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
Very interesting. Journolist may be gone but I've no doubt they've a secret meeting place where they do their plotting to plant lies about conservative candidates. Hope someone can find and infiltrate it.
42 posted on 07/23/2010 7:19:00 AM PDT by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: mnehring

ping


43 posted on 07/23/2010 7:25:47 AM PDT by JPG (This space for rent. Cash only.)
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To: smokingfrog

Nice find.

If only the MSM devoted 10% of the time searching Obama’s background as they do anonymous FReepers, this country would be far better off.


44 posted on 07/23/2010 7:57:54 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: smokingfrog

I’m skeptical of Obama’s contrived story, not of birthers. :D


45 posted on 07/23/2010 8:26:39 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (If my body dies, then let it die, but let my country live.)
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To: mnehring

Never heard of anything more stupid than Journolist!


46 posted on 07/23/2010 8:28:59 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Ping


47 posted on 07/23/2010 1:17:14 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
Wow. I suspect there is much, much more that will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Here's link to the current thread on JournoList members and their news organizations.

48 posted on 07/23/2010 1:25:42 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: mnehring
It is rumored that Tucker Carlson has a copy and that is why stuff is slowly coming out.

Ezra Klein gave Carlson access to the entire archives, so it's not just a rumor.

49 posted on 07/23/2010 11:21:29 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: mnehring

Follow the bouncing Mosk.. lol


50 posted on 10/19/2012 6:17:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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