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At Washington Post, mumís the word on JournoList
The Washington Examiner ^ | 07/21/2010 | Byron York

Posted on 07/21/2010 1:14:14 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

f any large publication stands to suffer from the JournoList controversy, it’s the Washington Post. The paper hired JournoList founder Ezra Klein from the left-wing publication The American Prospect, and Klein continued to run JournoList while at the Post. In June, the paper quickly accepted the resignation of David Weigel, whom it hired from the left-wing publication The Washington Independent, over comments made on JournoList. (Klein announced he was shutting down the list-serv shortly thereafter.) It is not known whether other Post writers, some of whom also came to the paper from left-wing publications, took part in JournoList; I have asked a couple, and they haven’t yet responded.

Now, courtesy of the Daily Caller, we’ve had a peek inside the discussions on JournoList, and it reveals some writers and staffers at left-wing publications like the Nation, as well as ostensibly mainstream outlets like NPR and Bloomberg, making intemperate remarks about conservatives, advocating that some conservatives be arbitrarily branded as racists, drawing parallels between Tea Partiers and Nazis, and appealing to fellow journalists on the list-serv to ignore the controversy over then-candidate Barack Obama and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; americanprospect; cabal; conspiracy; cultureofcorruption; davidweigel; dbm; ezraklein; howtostealanelection; jlistgate; journalist; journolist; journolistgate; media; mediablackout; mediagate; msm; pravdamedia; washingtonindep; washingtonpostbias; yellowjournalism
The sweetest irony in all this is the fact that the Washington Post has made it "name" leaking classified intelligence (Pentagon Papers anyone?). Now, that very same principle - an insider leaking "confidential" information to the outside - is being exercised in the media world, with the Washington Post up to their collective asses in it.

What's good for the goose, is great fro the gander, WaPo.

1 posted on 07/21/2010 1:14:18 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

WAPO needs to stick with what the know - MACACA.


2 posted on 07/21/2010 1:16:30 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: OldDeckHand; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; ...

All the news that’s FIT to print.


3 posted on 07/21/2010 1:17:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

WAPO knows Zer0.


4 posted on 07/21/2010 1:19:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: OldDeckHand

I still want to unravel the mystery of how the content of the text from the list wound up in the hands of Tucker Carlson. It was Andrew Breitbart who offered up the $100,000 for access to the Journolist.


5 posted on 07/21/2010 1:19:15 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: OldDeckHand

Are we surprised about the silence??


6 posted on 07/21/2010 1:19:54 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: GoCards

The Pravda Media was silent over the Climategate memos and they were silent for 3 days on the forging of the Bush “National Guard memos”.


7 posted on 07/21/2010 1:23:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: OldDeckHand

They should be giving us who, what, when, etc. I would really like to know if there is anything about the BC or his meager past history. Leak some of the posts/emails. We need a good scandal at this point to really put a dent in the credibility(snort) of the LSM right before the elections.


8 posted on 07/21/2010 1:23:19 PM PDT by MarineMom613 (Thank a Military Person this holiday! If not for them, where would we be? God Bless them ALL!)
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To: ScoopAmma
"I still want to unravel the mystery of how the content of the text from the list wound up in the hands of Tucker Carlson."

I don't know. It's this generation's version of Deep Throat.

I suspect, although I could be all wet, it probably came from a journalist who became disenchanted with the coverage of Obama over the last 2 years - from campaign to presidency.

NRO wants Carlson to release all the emails, right now. In principle, I agree with that. But, I also understand that Carlson wants to drive traffic to his site, and the longer he can milk it, the better.

Conservatives need a counter point to HuffPo, which makes money hand-over-fist. If this helps the Daily Caller, so be it.

9 posted on 07/21/2010 1:27:07 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Brietbart said he was out bid for it...so the assumption is Carlson paid someone. Andrew had originally offered 100K for a list. AB mentioned this on Hugh Hewitt though at the time all he would was its big news and as big as anything he had seen and that a competitor had out bib him for the list


10 posted on 07/21/2010 1:30:30 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug (s)
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To: BubbaJunebug

good spelling eh...I’d think I’d been drinking...well I have


11 posted on 07/21/2010 1:31:45 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug (s)
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To: BubbaJunebug
"Brietbart said he was out bid for it...so the assumption is Carlson paid someone. "

Oh, I did not know that. Scratch my comments about someone acting in the interest of earnest and fair journalism.

12 posted on 07/21/2010 1:33:03 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

The anticipation is building waiting for the other shoe to drop. ie the whole list. This is definitely a “need more popcorn” story.


13 posted on 07/21/2010 1:35:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: OldDeckHand; All

JournoList: 65 Names Confirmed (so far ...)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2556647/posts

If you post to the above-referenced thread, I’ll ping you when I update the list. The next update will include the organizations for which these “journalists” work.


14 posted on 07/21/2010 1:35:10 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: GoCards
Are we surprised about the silence??

I'm as surprised by the silence as I am by the bias... (not at all)

15 posted on 07/21/2010 1:41:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (..Liberalism is Intolerance..- - Freeper Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: OldDeckHand
As the proprietor, they know who was on the board and who was not. But that is not the limit of the influence of this sort of thing - when a certain number of even mid-range journalists suddenly start writing about a single issue - Rove as a racist, for example - the others pick up on the refrain because it's news in and of itself. And if it's agreeable to their own biases, to repeat it - by then the story need not have evidence, because they're reporting on the buzz.

I do not get the sense that the Post is so much interested in their own staff's practices and abuses as it is concerned about validating the "extreme, right-wing" complaint that they exist in the first place. That's part of the problem.

16 posted on 07/21/2010 1:41:56 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: OldDeckHand

They’re too busy exposing our Nations security infrastructure.


17 posted on 07/21/2010 1:43:01 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Do you mean...

"All the news that fits, we print?"

-PJ

18 posted on 07/21/2010 1:43:54 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: GOPJ

They will do everything they can to bury this. We must do everything we can to bring it to the public forefront.

They have the advantage, but truth has a way of percolating to the top.


19 posted on 07/21/2010 1:45:29 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Its gonna be real fun to answer every left-wing article with, “So, you must be on JournoList”. Can’t wait.


20 posted on 07/21/2010 1:46:40 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: OldDeckHand

“Now, that very same principle - an insider leaking “confidential” information to the outside - is being exercised in the media world, with the Washington Post up to their collective asses in it.”

Well stated. Thanks for posting. Finally seeing a little satisfaction that some of the proverbial chickens are coming back to roost.


21 posted on 07/21/2010 1:48:06 PM PDT by corvus
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To: MarineMom613
They should be giving us who, what, when, etc.

They are.

They are giving us who, what, when, where they were racists.

-PJ

22 posted on 07/21/2010 1:49:17 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Delicious,isn’t it?


23 posted on 07/21/2010 1:51:31 PM PDT by Mears
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To: OldDeckHand
Scratch my comments about someone acting in the interest of earnest and fair journalism.

It's a quaint notion.

24 posted on 07/21/2010 1:52:35 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Political Junkie Too
"All the news that fits, we print?"

I think it's all the news that fits their agenda.

25 posted on 07/21/2010 1:53:59 PM PDT by GOPJ (..Liberalism is Intolerance..- - Freeper Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: Deb

In the Journolist discussion (which has 240+ members of the liberal press among its ranks), one makes mention that George Soros’ Media Matters “watchdog” group are their friends.

Mention that the next time Media Matters fabricates a controversy.

More quotes were leaked out today.

Drip

Drip

Drip


26 posted on 07/21/2010 1:55:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

At least we’re finally getting some weapons to fight back against the Soros octopus with.


27 posted on 07/21/2010 2:01:02 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Facts that don’t push the story line are ignored.

Maybe it’s where the Washington Post and other MSM outlets got the idea for subtle bias from... “if it don’t fit, don’t print.”


28 posted on 07/21/2010 2:05:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (..Liberalism is Intolerance..- - Freeper Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: MarineMom613
I would really like to know if there is anything about the BC or his meager past history. Leak some of the posts/emails.

Now THAT would be a bombshell.
29 posted on 07/21/2010 2:05:37 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Deb

Wonder what the soros parallels are to back when Rockafeller had the USA by the shorthair?


30 posted on 07/21/2010 2:18:04 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember come November)
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To: a fool in paradise

Oh don’t you mean “All the news WE CAN CONTROL that is fit to print”?


31 posted on 07/21/2010 2:45:41 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: BubbaJunebug

“good spelling eh...I’d think I’d been drinking...well I have”

Well, i’ve been down-scaled to drinking cheap beer and $4 a gallon white lightning made by “good ol’ boys” in the southern hollows. (God bless ‘em)

You got names, addresses and pictures of these “Journo-lists?” I need them for a research project I’m writing titled “Monkey See, Monkey Do: A Wholly Reasonable Dissertation on the Evils of Drinking Rat-Infested Kool-Aid.”


32 posted on 07/21/2010 3:55:21 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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