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When McCain Picked Palin to be His VP, Liberal “Journalists” Coordinated Plan to Destroy Her…
Weasel Zippers ^ | July 22, 2010

Posted on 07/28/2010 11:03:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Repeat after me: “Liberal media bias is a myth”…

(Daily Caller)- In the hours after Sen. John McCain announced his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate in the last presidential race, members of an online forum called Journolist struggled to make sense of the pick. Many of them were liberal reporters, and in some cases their comments reflected a journalist’s instinct to figure out the meaning of a story.

But in many other exchanges, the Journolisters clearly had another, more partisan goal in mind: to formulate the most effective talking points in order to defeat Palin and McCain and help elect Barack Obama president. The tone was more campaign headquarters than newsroom.

The conversation began with a debate over how best to attack Sarah Palin. “Honestly, this pick reeks of desperation,” wrote Michael Cohen of the New America Foundation in the minutes after the news became public. “How can anyone logically argue that Sarah Pallin [sic], a one-term governor of Alaska, is qualified to be President of the United States? Train wreck, thy name is Sarah Pallin.”

Not a wise argument, responded Jonathan Stein, a reporter for Mother Jones. If McCain were asked about Palin’s inexperience, he could simply point to then candidate Barack Obama’s similarly thin resume. “Q: Sen. McCain, given Gov. Palin’s paltry experience, how is she qualified to be commander in chief?,” Stein asked hypothetically. “A: Well, she has much experience as the Democratic nominee.”

“What a joke,” added Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker. “I always thought that some part of McCain doesn’t want to be president, and this choice proves my point. Welcome back, Admiral Stockdale.”

…Suzanne Nossel, chief of operations for Human Rights Watch, added a novel take: “I think it is and can be spun as a profoundly sexist pick. Women should feel umbrage at the idea that their votes can be attracted just by putting a woman, any woman, on the ticket no matter her qualifications or views.”

Mother Jones’s Stein loved the idea. “That’s excellent! If enough people – people on this list? – write that the pick is sexist, you’ll have the networks debating it for days. And that negates the SINGLE thing Palin brings to the ticket,” he wrote.

Another writer from Mother Jones, Nick Baumann, had this idea: “Say it with me: ‘Classic GOP Tokenism’.”

Kilgore wasn’t sold: “I STRONGLY think the immediate task is to challenge the ‘maverick’ bullsh*t about Palin, which everybody on the tube is echoing. I’ll say it one more time: Palin is a hard-core conservative ideologue in every measurable way.”

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: journolist; liberalfascism; mediabias; msm; operationleper; palin; romney; romneyantigop; romneyantipalin; sarahpalin
How many of these conspirators have been identified so far?
1 posted on 07/28/2010 11:03:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If there was nothing wrong with Journolist then how come it is now defunct?
2 posted on 07/28/2010 11:07:04 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (posted a total of 1,459 threads and 8,556 replies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The entire TV news was involved. As long as people pay for cable & sat TV and watch TV - they are in control. The NCAA, NBA, NFL, MBL, ESPN et al love Hussein.

Idiots will trade their freedom for a TV clicker and NEVER underestimate the influence of TV.


3 posted on 07/28/2010 11:07:18 AM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.nachumlist.com/journolist.htm


4 posted on 07/28/2010 11:07:37 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is it so surprising to people that liberals would not want the Republicans to win? This is just silly to even worry about this. Do you expect Rush to suddenly talk about how great Obama is? This is pure stupid to complain about Liberals bashing conservatives. When conservative papers stop bashing liberals than we will have problems. This is a total NON STORY!!!!


5 posted on 07/28/2010 11:08:29 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How can anyone logically argue that Sarah Pallin [sic], a one-term governor of Alaska, is qualified to be President of the United States?

Perhaps the same way that one could argue a man who has served in the Senate for only 2 years is qualified?

6 posted on 07/28/2010 11:09:17 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: napscoordinator
This is pure stupid to complain about Liberals bashing conservatives. When conservative papers stop bashing liberals than we will have problems. This is a total NON STORY!!!!

But they were not independent operators; they worked for public corporations whose stated mandate DOES NOT include political advocacy. If they coordinated their work to ignore or disseminate a coordinated story line with other corporate entities, they would in fact be fraudulently representing their employers. Morality aside, it is patently unethical behavior .. Amazing that this has to be spelled out for you.

7 posted on 07/28/2010 11:20:22 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And nothing has changed. They cut their teeth on Dan Quayle and went to work on Sarah.

They misunderestimated Sarah.


8 posted on 07/28/2010 11:21:43 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: napscoordinator

“Why is it so surprising to people that liberals would not want the Republicans to win?”

It’s not surprising. The MSM (TV, newspaper, radio) have been in the tank for the Democrats for decades and decades. Their staffs are filled with liberals who want to present the news through their filters. All you have to do is go on youtube and watch old election night clips. THEY CAN’T STAND IT when a Republican wins an election and they HATE to have to report it. Then, contrast that with 2008 and they were gleeful. I can even remember a clip (maybe from ABC) that you can actually hear someone on set CLAPPING when it was announced BHO had won on election night. Thankfully, the old media is dying. And thankfully, the internet and alternative news organizations are now leading the way. Well, just as long as we have a free internet, that is. People like Jay Rockefeller want it filtered or shut down all together. They are scared of a TRUE FREE PRESS.


9 posted on 07/28/2010 11:23:30 AM PDT by chippewaman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How many of these conspirators have been identified so far?

135 so far, out of 400 or so:

JournoList: 135 Names Confirmed with News Organizations

Kudos to BuckeyeTexan for the great investigative work! Remember when journalists did investigative reporting?

10 posted on 07/28/2010 11:24:34 AM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com)
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When conservative papers stop bashing liberals than we will have problems.

What are the nations leading, nationally known, conservative papers?

11 posted on 07/28/2010 11:24:58 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: ansel12

Wall Street Journal.


12 posted on 07/28/2010 11:26:14 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Journolist is just a tiny part of the leftist disinformation campaign by the MSM. Everyone in the MSM is a disinformation agent for the left. If they were not they would not have a job.

Some temper their statements every so often to try to maintain credibility with there audience but all of them are propaganda agents and nothing more.

13 posted on 07/28/2010 11:30:16 AM PDT by detective
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To: napscoordinator
“Why is it so surprising to people that liberals would not want the Republicans to win? This is just silly to even worry about this(sic). Do you expect Rush to suddenly talk about how great Obama is? This is pure stupid(sic) to complain about Liberals bashing conservatives. When conservative papers stop bashing liberals than(sic) we will have problems. This is a total NON STORY!!!!”

The reason why this is not a “total NON STORY!!!” is because the journolist emails give a documented insight into how the MSM manipulates the news. The emails show that so called “journalists” are willing to make up lies and distort the facts in order to get Obama elected.

This is important because after reading the emails even the most naive observer should realize that the MSM deal only in lies and propaganda. No one should believe anything they say.

14 posted on 07/28/2010 11:40:30 AM PDT by detective
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To: napscoordinator

That’s it? Besides, it is not a conservative newspaper, but surely you didn’t mean only one?


15 posted on 07/28/2010 11:45:26 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IIRC, when McPain selected Palin, Liberals (I think Obama) sent ~35 lawyers to Alaska to dig up dirt on her.

Where’s the objectivity??

Of course, the funny thing was that the worst things they could find were a phoney story about an Alaska state trooper and another phoney story about something with library books!!


16 posted on 07/28/2010 11:49:20 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Because its no longer needed. Everyone just gets their day-planners from Media Matters.


17 posted on 07/28/2010 11:54:01 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When McCain Picked Palin to be His VP, Liberal “Journalists” Coordinated Plan to Destroy Her…

I presume SOME (You know who you are) here on FR find this perfectly acceptable, as they seem to be actively participating.

18 posted on 07/28/2010 11:55:15 AM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-Bachmann Overdrive 2012 - takin' care o' business!)
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To: napscoordinator
What are the nations leading, nationally known, conservative papers?

Wall Street Journal.

Not even nearly true. The editorial pages are conservative but the "news" articles are moderate to slightly liberal, and they are completely independent of the editorial pages.

OTOH, the NYT "news" articles are written with the same editorial bent as the editorial pages, and now it appears that the storylines are coordinated with other leading news agencies; i.e. all those fabulous and relevant "exposes" on Wasilla, Alaska, and so on. And isn't it wondrously coincidental how often Newsweak and Time have practically the same cover stories of non-news events?

Don't you wish you knew what you were talking about?

19 posted on 07/28/2010 12:26:18 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the MSM wants to maintain ANY credibility, they need to fire any employee who was a member of Journolist.


20 posted on 07/28/2010 3:58:16 PM PDT by GOPJ (..Liberalism is Intolerance..- - Freeper Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: ansel12
The Wall Street Journal only has a conservative op-ed page... I don't believe it's a conservative paper. Besides, the members of Journolist went waaaaay beyond being liberal - they coordinated attacks ON THEIR PUBLISHERS DIMES.

Remember all those asshole journalists who would roll their eyes at the "crazies" - the conservatives who would dare to ask if they 'were working together' against conservatives? Oh, they were so smug in their lies.

So, so smug in all the lies....

Eff the New York Times and the Washington Post - either they lied or they were too incompetent to root out the truth about Journolist .... either way, if YOU are supporting the MSM YOU are supporting haters who work against the half of Americans who are conservative.

21 posted on 07/28/2010 4:06:09 PM PDT by GOPJ (..Liberalism is Intolerance..- - Freeper Eric in the Ozarks)
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