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Journolist flap shows conservative media conspiracy, not liberal one (ROFL!)
Wash Post ^ | Greg Sargent

Posted on 07/26/2010 8:44:55 AM PDT by pissant

That's the real story behind the Journolist flap, no matter what you've read to the contrary on news sites, reputable or otherwise.

Consider today's lead story on the Daily Caller, the conservative site that's led the charge on the J-list "scandal." The story "exposes" a J-List thread in which the topic of some kind of journalistic coordination came up. It has this huge headline:

Journolist debates making its coordination with Obama explicit

But way down in the 13th paragaraph, the story quotes a post from the very same thread in which J-List founder and Post blogger Ezra Klein excplicitly rules out any such coordination:

Ezra Klein of the Washington Post, the founder of Journolist, quickly jumped in: "Nope, no message coordination. I'm not even sure that would be legal. This is a discussion list, though, and I want it to retain that character," he wrote.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: journolist; libtards
The fact that the Compost has two left wing stooges like Sargent and Klein on its payroll is all you need to know.

Who is their at large 'conservative' blogger at the Compost? Well, by golly, it was left wing retard and after-birther David Weigel, until he was exposed, anyway.

1 posted on 07/26/2010 8:44:58 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I’m rubber you’re glue.
Everything bounces off of me and sticks to you.

Saul Alinski


2 posted on 07/26/2010 8:46:29 AM PDT by DManA
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To: pissant

I know you are but what am I?...............


3 posted on 07/26/2010 8:47:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: pissant
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Greg Sargent - what a Leftist Tool!

4 posted on 07/26/2010 8:48:48 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Watching the MSM with Obama is like watching Joslyn James with Tiger Woods)
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To: pissant

Tell the lie, tell it often enough . . . .


5 posted on 07/26/2010 8:50:06 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: pissant

Yeah, Klein did say there should be “no message coordination”—when that is what he and the others were doing. That was the point of his list.


6 posted on 07/26/2010 8:50:17 AM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Red Badger

Why are you hitting yourself. Huh? Stop hitting yourself.


7 posted on 07/26/2010 8:51:12 AM PDT by DManA
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To: pissant

Sargent admitted in his previous post (linked in this story) that he used to be part of Talking Points Memo.

Q.E.D.


8 posted on 07/26/2010 8:51:15 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: pissant
Ezra Klein of the Washington Post, the founder of Journolist, quickly jumped in: "Nope, no message coordination. I'm not even sure that would be legal. This is a discussion list, though, and I want it to retain that character," he wrote.

This reads to me as a "nudge, nudge, wink, wink" comment along the lines of "from a legal standpoint I'll have to advise against it, BUT I'm not going to stop you from talking about it (please do!)".

9 posted on 07/26/2010 8:54:26 AM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: pissant

Lie all you want death cult freaks! But more and more people every day realize that the JournoListers are the tip of the Socialist Fifth Column of Leftiperv Domestic Enemies.


10 posted on 07/26/2010 8:55:15 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: pissant

We really need a “barf alert” tag for this or ANY Washington Compost articles...


11 posted on 07/26/2010 8:55:24 AM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER from my house....)
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To: pissant

War is peace. Death is life. B.S. is pumpkin pie.


12 posted on 07/26/2010 8:59:23 AM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: pissant

Klein: “I am *not* going to tell you that it is Colonel Mustard we are framing in the Library with the lead pipe!”


13 posted on 07/26/2010 8:59:50 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: pissant

Ed Kilgore of the Progressive Policy Institute and Todd Gitlin of the Columbia School of Journalism continued to push for better messaging against John McCain and Palin. Gitlin made it specific:

“McCain lies about his maverick status. Routinely, cavalierly, cynically. Palin lies about her maverick status. Ditto, ditto, ditto. McCain has a wretched temperament. McCain is a warmonger. Palin belongs to a crackpot church and feels warmly about a crackpot party that trashes America.

“Repeat after me:

“McCain lies about his maverick status. Routinely, cavalierly, cynically. Palin lies about her maverick status. Ditto, ditto, ditto. McCain has a wretched temperament. McCain is a warmonger. Palin belongs to a crackpot church and feels warmly about a crackpot party that trashes America.

http://dailycaller.com/


14 posted on 07/26/2010 9:01:47 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: pissant

Conservatives do not have the power, the MSM does. This guy completely misses the point.


15 posted on 07/26/2010 9:01:54 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: pissant

He was a J member himself:

At risk of getting drawn into this debate, I was a member of J-List for some time, but never when I was writing for The Post. I’d originally signed up as a member when I was at TPM, and remained one after The Washington Post Company hired me to write for WhoRunsGov. But I almost never participated — I was a lurker — and I removed myself from the list well before my blog was moved over to The Post proper, mainly because I was sick of being overwhelmed by emails.

http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/07/it-starts-journolistas-start-pre.html

Smells like BULLSHIT.


16 posted on 07/26/2010 9:04:13 AM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: Uncle Hal
This guy completely misses the point.

No he doesn't. His job is to push the Big Lie.

You know this JournoList stuff was a direct hit because of the fierce counteroffensive they are mounting.

17 posted on 07/26/2010 9:04:43 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: pissant
Journolist motto - All the news we choose to use and abuse.
18 posted on 07/26/2010 9:06:41 AM PDT by eggman (Journolist - All the news we choose to use and abuse.)
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To: pissant
Full disclosure: I was associated with J-List myself, and I described the timeline of that association right here.

*I was a part of an actual conspiracy, but the real danger is that imaginary one that lives in Hillary Clinton's head.*

Umm ... okay.

19 posted on 07/26/2010 9:06:51 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: pissant

Hey Greg, you flack. If corporate types got together and discussed the competition they couldn’t use Klein’s “we’re not here to do that” excuse when they were charged with price fixing, forcing out the competition or manipulating stocks.


20 posted on 07/26/2010 9:15:45 AM PDT by Brugmansian
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And WaPo wonders why its readership numbers continue to decline......shut your doors permanently already, kkthx idiots. =.=


21 posted on 07/26/2010 9:20:05 AM PDT by cranked
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To: kevkrom

It reminds me of the country cop who said (true story) “You have a gun, right? Of course I would NEVER advise you take the law into your own hands, but if he comes back, well, you know it takes 20 minutes for us to get out here to you...”

Some cops are cool.


22 posted on 07/26/2010 9:41:41 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: pissant

Let’s imagine that the Journolist was comprised of conservatives rather than leftists. Does anyone believe that a WaPo columnist would argue that the collusion was innocent because a member spoke against “coordinating” during a meeting? Of course not.

Sargent is doing his job, which is to defend leftists and attack conservatives. Let’s not kid ourselves about “journalist integrity” among members of the DNC Media.


23 posted on 07/26/2010 10:10:55 AM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Interesting Times

exactly


24 posted on 07/26/2010 10:11:56 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Liberals are delusional group thinkers.


25 posted on 07/26/2010 10:15:38 AM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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Consider today's lead story on the Daily Caller, the conservative site that's led the charge on the J-list "scandal." The story "exposes" a J-List thread in which the topic of some kind of journalistic coordination came up. It has this huge headline:

Let me guess...they were taken out of context?

26 posted on 07/26/2010 10:35:55 AM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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All of this is just absolute proof of the
“VAST LEFT WING CONSPIRACY.”

Repeat it:
Vast Left Wing Conspiracy
Vast Left Wing Conspiracy
Vast Left Wing Conspiracy
Vast Left Wing Conspiracy
Vast Left Wing Conspiracy...


27 posted on 07/26/2010 11:33:28 AM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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All of this is just absolute proof of the “VAST LEFT WING CONSPIRACY.”

Well they c;aim it wasn't that big a deal

So, make it a Half-Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.

28 posted on 07/26/2010 7:43:29 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (a 16 year old Australian girl already did it. And she did it right. - WWJD)
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