Skip to comments.The fix was in
Posted on 07/25/2010 3:10:50 AM PDT by Scanian
In 2007, when Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein founded JournoList, an online gathering place for several hundred liberal journalists, academics and political activists, he imagined a discussion group that would connect young writers to top sources.
But in the heat of a bitter presidential campaign in 2008, the lists discussions veered into collusion and coordination at key political moments, documents revealed this week by The Daily Caller show.
In a key episode, JournoList members openly plotted to bury attention on then-candidate Barack Obamas controversial pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. The Washington Independents Spencer Ackerman, for instance, suggested an effective tactic to distract from the issue would be to pick one of Obamas critics, Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares and call them racists.
Conservative critics of Washingtons journalistic establishment have long charged the media with a striking liberal bias. But those critics have also said the problem was mostly unintentional, the result of a press corps made up mostly of Democratic-leaning scribes.
Yet JournoLists discussions show an influential left-wing faction of the media participating in a far more intentional sort of liberal bias.
JournoLists members included dozens of straight-news reporters from major news organizations, including Time, Newsweek, The Associated Press, Reuters, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Politico, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, PBS and a large NPR affiliate in California.
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These people should be rounded up and...
Nothing they did was illegal. Unethical, sure, but if people are shocked that “objective journalists” are anything but a naive fantasy, we’re a far more infantile nation than even a cynic like myself ever believed.
“But those critics have also said the problem was mostly unintentional, the result of a press corps made up mostly of Democratic-leaning scribes.”
BS. The MSM has become a Marxist cabal, intent on the destruction of America as we knew it.
I will offer this observation. You start envision this group of forum members not as journalists....but as 20-year old university students on some political ‘upper’ and in no fashion capable of acting as an independent journalist.
I think our real problem in America today is that a vast number of journalists think of themselves as journalists...but they are merely agents of political thought and discussion. I would even challenge ABC, NBC, and CBS to attempt to go seven days without mentioning or using a single member of congress or the senate as a ‘back-drop’...I don’t think they can.
Think back to 1971...the only political figures you ever saw throughout the entire week...were on Face The Nation. We’ve actually been able to memorize over sixty political figures from DC...like they were members of some wrestling alliance.
The fact that numerous left wing journalists used the same word or phrases to describe situations or smear Republicans...There are many more instances of collusion and worse. ‘Gravitas’ was pretty obvious. Even the McLaughlin Report picked up on that at the time.
Whether we are defending Wright or repudiating him, we are talking about what liberalisms enemies want us to be talking about, David Roberts of Grist magazine said.
This "reporter" is talking about liberalism's enemies. That makes this "reporter" an advocate that should be exposed.
And they had no doubt of what they had to do to please the heavy hitters in their business.
A blogger for the Washington Post !!!
Good ol' Ezra Klein wrote on Twitter the following about much beloved Tim Russert:
f*** tim russert. f*** him with a spiky acid-tipped dick.
What a great guy, Journolist Founder !!!
From the comments section:
At least Russert had the courtesy to die soon after. Who can we get Ezra to curse next?
March 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm
General Egali Tarian Stuck said
f*ck him with an spiky acid-tipped dick
woo hoo. If I swung that way, I could fall in love. Ezra eats his spinach and chases it with a box of Wheaties. The fresh scrubbed ivory tower wankers must have got the vapors reading that. You go Ezraaaaaa!!
If you somehow read this, please work your magic on Luke, son of Tim, next. I cant stand that asshat.
They love Klein over there.
(Wiki) Members of JournoList included, among others: Ezra Klein, Jeffrey Toobin, Eric Alterman, Paul Krugman, Joe Klein (no relation to Ezra Klein), Matthew Yglesias, and Jonathan Chait.
Main article: JournoList
In February 2007 Klein created a Google Groups forum called "JournoList" for discussing politics and the news media. The forum's membership was controlled by Klein and limited to "several hundred left-leaning bloggers, political reporters, magazine writers, policy wonks and academics."
Posts within JournoList were intended only be made and read by its members. Klein defended the forum saying that it "[ensures] that folks feel safe giving off-the-cuff analysis and instant reactions". JournoList member, and
Time magazine columnist, Joe Klein added that the off-the-record nature of the forum was necessary because candor is essential and can only be guaranteed by keeping these conversations private.
Ezra Klein (born May 9, 1984) is an American blogger for the Washington Post and a columnist for Newsweek. He was formerly an associate editor for The American Prospect political magazine and an American liberal political blogger at the same publication.
They are taught their leftist version of the truth in the colleges they attend by the Communist, and left leaning instructors hired there.
It is the colleges that are guilty.
Here’s interesting background on the justification Nuremberg judges used to hang Nazi journalists.
“For the purposes set out above, the defendants adopted a policy of persecution, repression, and extermination of all civilians in Germany who were, or who were believed to be, or who were believed likely to become, hostile to the Nazi Government and the common plan or conspiracy described in Count One. They imprisoned such persons without judicial process, holding them in “protective custody” and concentration camps, and subjected them to persecution, degradation, despoilment, enslavement, torture, and murder.”
Is anyone having any success *listing* the journolist members? I think the public is owed such a list, and a few hundred “journalists” need new “professions” and locations.
We’re the politician failed to realize they work for the people so goes the media who are suppose to be our eyes and ears. Everyone wants to be accepted at the big table at any cost.
“Nothing they did was illegal...”
Probably not. Unless they KNOWINGLY colluded with the DNC leadership to promote the candidacy of an unqualified presidential candidate..who raised 650 million...in which case they may be an accessory to fraud.
If there was one “Journolist” there are others.
A house is known by the company it keeps.
Precisely why I've been saying for years that an Ivy League diploma should be an immediate disqualification for holding public office......