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Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright [Journolist]
The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jonathon Strong

Posted on 07/19/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT by MitchellC

It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign.

The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public – to dissociate himself from them. Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?”

Watching this all at home were members of Journolist, a listserv comprised of several hundred liberal journalists, as well as like-minded professors and activists. The tough questioning from the ABC anchors left many of them outraged. “George [Stephanopoulos],” fumed Richard Kim of the Nation, is “being a disgusting little rat snake.”

Others went further. According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.

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1 posted on 07/19/2010 11:32:35 PM PDT by MitchellC
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To: MitchellC
"videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites"

Wait until you see the videos of 0bama's Agricultural directors...

2 posted on 07/19/2010 11:38:29 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: MitchellC
one day they should all be hanged for their treason against a constitutional republic

they are not journalists

3 posted on 07/19/2010 11:40:00 PM PDT by wardaddy (I have become....comfortably dumb.)
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To: MitchellC

Remember that dinner that Obama attended with those radicals? And I believe it was the LA Times had a video for in 2008 but wouldn’t release? And we flooded their phones and faxes...

I can’t remember the story or newspaper now...can’t remember the name of the main radical that we tried to pin with Obama either...someone help me, my brain is foggy...


4 posted on 07/19/2010 11:40:19 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: MitchellC

The MSM and the left are everything we’ve ever accused them of being. They are traitors to their nation, and want to undo our 236 years of American tradition and history from top to bottom.

They are the dregs of humanity. They aren’t fit to live within the same borders as patriotic Americans, and should be cast out from among us, just as soon as we can make it happen.

Every day, it becomes clearer and clearer that we are moving toward a showdown in this country. The present trajectories of left and right will intersect in a collision at some point. It’s coming.


5 posted on 07/19/2010 11:42:37 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: MitchellC
Interesting from the Washington Examiner:

Does Andrew Breitbart have Journolist?

By: Mark Hemingway
Commentary Staff Writer
07/19/10 10:37 PM EDT

In the wake of Dave Weigel's resignation from the Washington Post over leaked emails from Journolist, a list serv for influential liberal journalists, Andrew Breitbart made some headlines by offering $100,000 for the Journolist archives. Well, he just sent out this cryptic tweet:

Whereby I formally rescind my $100k Journolist reward & wish Spencer Ackerman the very best in whatever profession he now chooses to enter.

There is more at the link, plus you might want to look at some of the posts Here

This Journolist thing is intriguing.

6 posted on 07/19/2010 11:45:30 PM PDT by Syncro (November is hunting season. No bag limit-Ted Nugent)
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To: Southack

LOL!


7 posted on 07/19/2010 11:46:23 PM PDT by Syncro (November is hunting season. No bag limit-Ted Nugent)
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To: MitchellC

Bookmark


8 posted on 07/19/2010 11:46:30 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: RatsDawg

Rashid Khalidi


9 posted on 07/19/2010 11:46:58 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: MitchellC

this is an incredible article

Todd Gitlin?

obnoxious 60s red


10 posted on 07/19/2010 11:47:16 PM PDT by wardaddy (I have become....comfortably dumb.)
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To: MitchellC
Does this mean that the Daily Caller now has the Journolist posts for which Andrew Breitbart offered $100K?

If so...


11 posted on 07/19/2010 11:47:58 PM PDT by TChad
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To: MitchellC

...friends at Media Matters... What a joke. I took a shower already to get the scum off after a trip to DU about the NAACP dinner video but may need another if I head to MM. What astounds me about MM, other than their lack of information as to the content justifying their headlines, is the lack of comments posted. Do they really think that their regular 11 commentmakers have any valid opinions or thoughts? Are their only posters Keith, Rachael, Mika, Andrea, Dylan, Chris, Chris again, Joe, Tamra, Ezra and Ed?


12 posted on 07/19/2010 11:49:05 PM PDT by ScoopAmma (We are led by the Resident -in Chief; aka part-time member of Webelo Troop 44)
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To: TheThinker

That’s right! thanks!


13 posted on 07/19/2010 11:49:06 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: Windflier

Really? A showdown? From who? The lazy Americans who can’t even get off their butt long enough to carry a protest sign? Let alone start a revolution.

HA - give me a break. It is over. Turn the lights out. If you can get a few freepers to post their anger on a blog site made for the hard right then you are doing more than 90% of America will ever do.

Give it up - there is not going to be a so called showdown - there is not going to be any revolution. Fat, lazy Americans could care less.

The gimme gimme gimme generation is here to stay. Our America that we once knew and were once so proud of - gone. Gone.

Prove me wrong - I have said it before - prove me wrong. Nothing is going to change.

Welcome to your new America


14 posted on 07/19/2010 11:49:51 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: TheThinker

Rashid Khalidi? hmmmm sounds like Daddy Warbucks to the bamster’s Lil’ Orphan Annie ~~~sounds true to me~~~look at the bamster’s life narrative (sp?)


15 posted on 07/19/2010 11:52:16 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Obama and Khalidi party down: A Muslim party wouldn’t be complete without the requisite amount of Jew bashing.


16 posted on 07/19/2010 11:56:28 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: TChad

That’s what I take it to mean.


17 posted on 07/19/2010 11:57:48 PM PDT by MitchellC
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To: wardaddy; Fred Nerks
That's right, they are not journalists, and traduce the publics 1st amendment rights of free speech.

As far as I am concerned , this is Joseph Goebbels stuff, and these sick little progenitors of propaganda on behalf of the Obama fascist Junta, are no better than those in Europe who got away with the same crap, lulling a German populace into inhumane somnolence. I detest these little Goebbels Obama supporting journalists with every fiber of my being. They, more than anyone have brought America to its knees.They would be "kingmakers" and have brought nationalist socialism to America, unleashing the fascist genie on a people now unaccustomed to that vigilance which preserves freedom and liberty.Before this is over many of them may die because of it, if history repeats itself.

They all should be lined up and summarily tarred and feathered for the crap they produce as "news."

America now awakens, and the wrath of the people will be terrible to behold.

18 posted on 07/19/2010 11:57:54 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: MitchellC
Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

I've always known in my heart that this is the way that the MFM operates, but still...to see it documented in print is breathtaking. If we had a truly free press, this should be a top story. Above nearly all ills that bedevil this country, the Media/Government Complex is probably the largest contributor to the socialist rot which has set in. I have trouble even finding words to describe it; the rot and corruption is so bad.

19 posted on 07/19/2010 11:57:59 PM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: MitchellC

We’ve got to find out where the new JournoList is and have to infiltrate it and expose it. At the very least, I hope some money grubbing media whore will sell out his brothers for Breitbart’s $100K so we can see the old list in its full glory.


20 posted on 07/19/2010 11:59:42 PM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: Syncro

Thanks for the link.


21 posted on 07/20/2010 12:01:58 AM PDT by MitchellC
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To: MitchellC
Our friends at Media Matters probably have tons of experience with this sort of thing, if we want their input

Proof that the MFM are Soros whores.

22 posted on 07/20/2010 12:02:06 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: Syncro

Oh Lord, please let it be true!


23 posted on 07/20/2010 12:05:55 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: MitchellC
Oh, this is going to be good. Now the public will see the propagandists without their public masks, coordinating their lies and spin.

Andrew Breitbart, if this is your doing, THANK YOU!

24 posted on 07/20/2010 12:06:17 AM PDT by TChad
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To: wardaddy
one day they should all be hanged for their treason against a constitutional republic

Yes, they should. No hesitation or doubt about that.

25 posted on 07/20/2010 12:08:35 AM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Candor7

When I first used dial-up back in the early 90’s I told my husband that if this kind of technology had been available back in the day, the Jews would never have ridden the trains to their deaths. I swore that if the entire world had known of the atrocities that could be done by such evil people the Holocost would never have occurred. He and everyone I spoke to about this agreed. But, here we are now, more information, more resources, more exchange of ideas, and a more perverse and wicked group of people voted in by a majority of total idiots.


26 posted on 07/20/2010 12:09:17 AM PDT by ScoopAmma (We are led by the Resident -in Chief; aka part-time member of Webelo Troop 44)
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To: MitchellC
From Breitbart:

JournoList: …Yes, But the Reporters at Pravda Weren’t Such Insufferable A--holes

So did Breitbart give the Journolist archive to Carlson, or did Carlson get it on his own? Does Carlson have the full archive?

27 posted on 07/20/2010 12:24:52 AM PDT by TChad
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To: Syncro

Oh, Lord, please let it be so!

Let these scumwads get their just desserts!


28 posted on 07/20/2010 12:30:22 AM PDT by Shelayne
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To: MitchellC

Yes the media is biased.

But we knew this.


29 posted on 07/20/2010 12:31:50 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: TChad

Heh, the Propaganda Guild is starting to get a bit of uncomfortable scrutiny.


30 posted on 07/20/2010 12:32:00 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: MitchellC
I wonder how long the scumbag Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms will be able to hide Ubama's homosexuality?


31 posted on 07/20/2010 12:38:39 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: wardaddy

“Watching this all at home were members of Journolist, a listserv comprised of several hundred liberal journalists, as well as like-minded professors and activists...”

J O U R N O L I S T

They’ve been outted...lol


32 posted on 07/20/2010 12:40:08 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: Candor7
I detest these little Goebbels Obama supporting journalists with every fiber of my being.

Let's not forget that Goebbels credited the Progressive Movement in America for showing him how to create effective propaganda.

33 posted on 07/20/2010 12:47:39 AM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: MitchellC

“Kevin Drum, then of Washington Monthly, also disagreed with Ackerman’s strategy. “I think it’s worth keeping in mind that Obama is trying (or says he’s trying) to run a campaign that avoids precisely the kind of thing Spencer is talking about, and turning this into a gutter brawl would probably hurt the Obama brand pretty strongly. After all, why vote for him if it turns out he’s not going change the way politics works?”

But it was Ackerman who had the last word. “Kevin, I’m not saying OBAMA should do this. I’m saying WE should do this.”

Hell, yeah...they did that! And are still doing it!

Where are the Sean Hannity supporters?

He was, not only the first to expose this story...but the only one who kept it alive until the rest of them caught up...even Rush.


34 posted on 07/20/2010 12:52:32 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: thecabal
I bet the lights are burning at various MSM headquarters tonight. Tomorrow this story will be the main conservative media story, while the MSM will be in full lockdown mode until they can coordinate their spin.

When Climategate broke, the only thing that the MSM found worthy of reporting was the theory that someone hacked the University of East Anglia servers to steal the emails. So it was just a sad little story about an evil hacker trying to harm the wonderful climate scientists. The inflammatory content of the emails was ignored altogether.

I bet the MSM will now pull something similar. Probably no reporting until next Saturday, then "Republican Operative Tucker Carlson's Email Theft Threatens Freedom of the Press."

35 posted on 07/20/2010 12:58:16 AM PDT by TChad
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To: Lancey Howard

Uh...I hate to ask...but what’s that and is it specifically tied to Obama? I’ve heard things from HillBuzz about Reggie Love...


36 posted on 07/20/2010 1:00:17 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: TChad
Probably no reporting until next Saturday, then "Republican Operative Tucker Carlson's Email Theft Threatens Freedom of the Press."

I bet you're right on the money with that one.

As AB sez, the MFM love whistleblowers, until someone blows the whistle on them or their fellow travelers.

37 posted on 07/20/2010 1:03:39 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: silentknight

I can totally relate to your frustration. However, what about US, me and you, get off our lazy butts and get the party started? Why not? A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. Where do you live? I’m in IL. Let’s get groups together from our respective states and picket outside the news stations. Or something!


38 posted on 07/20/2010 1:14:18 AM PDT by kelly4c
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To: MitchellC
CNN = communist news network

ABC = anti-capitalist broadcasting channel

39 posted on 07/20/2010 1:15:43 AM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: MitchellC

No mention of the Rev’s gay dating service.


40 posted on 07/20/2010 1:21:39 AM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: Syncro
[...] wish Spencer Ackerman the very best in whatever profession he now chooses to enter.

I wonder if he found some great stuff in there, enough to make Attackerman lose his new gig with Wired...?

41 posted on 07/20/2010 2:17:21 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: wardaddy

they are not only “not journalists”

they are communist pigs


42 posted on 07/20/2010 2:34:33 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: MitchellC
“George [Stephanopoulos],” fumed Richard Kim of the Nation, is “being a disgusting little rat snake.”

That should read "Hillary's disgusting little rat snake".

43 posted on 07/20/2010 2:41:08 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: MitchellC

ping


44 posted on 07/20/2010 2:51:15 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: silentknight

Really? A showdown? From who? The lazy Americans who can’t even get off their butt long enough to carry a protest sign? Let alone start a revolution.

HA - give me a break. It is over. Turn the lights out. If you can get a few freepers to post their anger on a blog site made for the hard right then you are doing more than 90% of America will ever do.

Give it up - there is not going to be a so called showdown - there is not going to be any revolution. Fat, lazy Americans could care less.

The gimme gimme gimme generation is here to stay. Our America that we once knew and were once so proud of - gone. Gone.

Prove me wrong - I have said it before - prove me wrong. Nothing is going to change.

Welcome to your new America

________________________________

I am beginning to believe that myself


45 posted on 07/20/2010 3:10:30 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: silentknight

I understand your scepticism, and I share it. November 2, 2010 is our LAST CHANCE to restore our Liberty without firing a shot. IF this election DOESN’T turn things around, I fear it won’t take long for those fat Americans to become lean and take up arms. I hope and pray the election does the trick.


46 posted on 07/20/2010 3:33:13 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: Windflier
It comes to mind when this type of discussion comes up that these liberals can't see that they wouldn't have the positions, lifestyles, adulation, power....all the things they enjoy if they were living somewhere other than this great nation that began with the unprecedented foundations that this nation did.

Biblical principles, morals, ethics, sacrifice, individual freedom, first amendment rights, and more are the basis for the lives we enjoy(or enjoyed) before they began taking all of those things away saying they are bad for us.

A Christian nation formed to escape the Church of England, which also happened to be the gov’t. Now which one of the liberals who are telling us how bad all these things are that are the basis of our foundation can point to one Muslim nation where people, liberal or conservative, have the same freedoms we do?

Why do they stay here if it is so oppressive? We all know, but I wonder if they really do know or want to acknowledge it.

Which one of the liberals, in a political position or in media, are going to self-sacrificially stand up and say the truth. Not! Self-sacrifice is for another class of human, not the elites of our nation. All for one, and all for me.

47 posted on 07/20/2010 3:56:41 AM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: Syncro

If he has a couple years worth of the contents of that listserv, he has material that will be incredibly damaging to the mainstream media. And based on that, I’m thinking he does.

I’m rubbing my hands in anticipation. Go Andrew Breitbart!


48 posted on 07/20/2010 3:58:25 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: MitchellC
Ah! The source of the vast right left wing conspiracy.
49 posted on 07/20/2010 4:06:21 AM PDT by Timocrat
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To: Southack

The media have long ago lost any claim to credibility and responsibility. They exist to promote leftist causes. They do not exist to present the news. They are not your friends. You can not trust the media.


50 posted on 07/20/2010 4:10:12 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (How can I annoy a liberal today?)
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