Skip to comments.When McCain picked Palin, liberal journalists coordinated the best line of attack
Posted on 07/22/2010 3:28:53 AM PDT by iowamark
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Once again, the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy theory is proven true. Isn't the above exactly what happened in every "mainstream" media outlet? You might be able to argue that the so-called impartial media outlets didn't have reporters on Journolist, but you have to admit that they all followed this playbook to the letter.
Daniel Levy of the Century Foundation noted that Obamas non-official campaign would need to work hard to discredit Palin. This seems to me like an occasion when the non-official campaign has a big role to play in defining Palin, shaping the terms of the conversation and saying things that the official [Obama] campaign shouldnt say very hard-hitting stuff, including some of the things that people have been noting here scare people about having this woefully inexperienced, no foreign policy/national security/right-wing christia wing-nut a heartbeat away
It’s beginning to look more like the internet equivalent of guys getting together at the bar, which they’ve always done, I’m sure. The big name here, as far as I’m concerned is Toobin, who’s not only New Yorker but CNN, and with his law degree , ran major interference for Obama on the COLB, when Factcheck “endorsed its authenticity.” I’d like to see how journolist coordinated that one, like the on-going failure to acknowledge the redacted certificate # and the obvious fact that the COLB is not a birth certificate. HOW do they keep the network newsanchors from even asking those questions?
Apart from being positively tyrannical, this seems so . . . childish. And sad.
“I may disagree with what you have to say, bt I’ll defend to the death your right to say it” is a dead leter.
Many on the left are not interested in having a constitutional republic. They want a “brave new world” in which the elites control. Didn’t Thomas Friedman lament that we don’t have China’s system?
And yet, do we only know 75 of the 400 members? I wonder how many were big network producers, on the list and taking ideas but not thought leaders offering them.
Turns out it was a listserv and the journalists were creating the Democrat Talking Points on their own.
Indisputable evidence that that the Vast Left Wing Media Conspiracy is hard at work to manipulate our future.
The Free Press are abject traitors to this country and prostitutes to their craft.
Please, when posting articles from the JournoList organizations, include the trademark tag after their name: Ex. By Joe Klein, JournoList
That's coming ~ many of these pukes should be prepared for self-immolation 'cause that's the ONLY THING that will save them from total personal destruction.
So far, though, we have 65 people talking around that approach ~ they're finding weaknesses in everything but not that one ~ it's in there and all we need to do is find it.
The attacks began a journo-second after the rumor surfaced that he had selected her. I remember hearing this as we were waiting for the announcement:
Rumor has it that John McCain has selected Governor Sarah Palin, mayor of a small Alaskan town, to be his running mate.
The leftist are AND HAVE BEEN playing major league baseball... steele and the rnc are playing T-ball and are STILL flinching when they swing.
I think a more apt analogy is that the Republitards have been playing Candyland while the National Socialist Democratic Workers Party have been playing Three Dimensional Chess.
Wow, this just keeps getting better. It is a really sad testimony about the state of journalism these days.
A far cry from the golden era when most reporters were working class and worked their way up from the police beat. Now they are just scum.
just damn them. I hope an article a day comes out about the systematic, trumped-up teardown of this woman and is BLASTED across the internet and tv screens. SHINE THAT LIGHT, drive those cockroaches out where they can be stepped on. They ARE the story now.
Trust is earned... you have lost ALL that we had in you... you may never re-earn it... I do not think that you care.
My mom, now in a nursing home, was a newspaper reporter. Back in the days when reporters weren’t necessarily graduates of journalism school. Many of them started, like my mom did, as concerned citizens who noted that there were some fishy things going on. It began by feeding information and questions to the grizzled guy (picture a Lou Grant type) on the newsdesk. Eventually, the newsdesk guy would add these kinds of folks to his staff as correspondents, who did the “grunt work” on the ground, the fact gathering and verifying. That is how my mom’s career began.
The big myth today is this “new media.” Everything old is new again, however. The only thing that makes this media “new” is the fact that the internet exists and can bypass disinterested established media sources via blogs, etc. That is the only thing that is different. So many of the new media types we know started out the same way my mom did; as concerned citizens. In the days of our Founding, they would have been handing out self-published leaflets on the town square.
If my mom had full control of her faculties right now, she would be enraged at what is going on in what passes for journalism these days.
In all the years she did her job, at no time, on no day did I ever overhear her on the phone conspiring with another reporter over what their “take” on a story would be. Mind you, 75% of her work was done over the phone, conducting interviews, follow up to public meetings, etc. This was at our home, so we could hear all of it (at least her end).
She would be simply speechless if she heard this stuff.
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