Skip to comments.Controversy proves collusion among liberal journalists
Posted on 08/02/2010 9:18:54 AM PDT by Kaslin
Conservatives have long claimed that the media is biased against them and tries hard to shape stories in ways that help Democrats and hurt Republicans. This has sometimes been dismissed as paranoia - as in my former MSNBC co-blogger Eric Alterman's book, "What Liberal Media?" - but it turns out to be truer than they imagined.
If this were a Hollywood movie, there would have been clandestine meetings in basements or bars or parking garages. But since it was real life, it was just an e-mail list, called "JournoList," set up by the Washington Post's Ezra Klein. It had over 400 members, including reporters at top publications like the Post, the New York Times, Newsweek, Politico, PBS, Time, etc.
Like most email lists, much of the content was profane or sophomoric - like Alterman's reference to Bush supporters as "f***ing Nascar retards," public radio producer Sarah Spitz's expressed desire to stand by laughing as Rush Limbaugh expired from a heart attack, or blogger Spencer Ackerman's fantasies about shoving conservative pundits through plate-glass windows. Such explosions might raise doubts about these figures' objectivity or ability to cover news honestly, but overall they are more embarrassing than incriminating.
But there was worse. Some JournoList members talked about getting the FCC to shut down Fox News, or about denying web traffic to rivals deemed too conservative. And, most troubling, there were concerted efforts to choose a storyline and spread it across the outlets for which they all worked, so as to manipulate the public's perceptions. When John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate, JournoList participants coordinated their attacks.
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Not exactly. It turns out to be just as true as any alert observer suspected all along. When the exact same storyline pops up in multiple media and it isn't from a common source such as AP, we wonder. When it's the exact same verbiage, we don't wonder anymore.
This funny thing is the posters at DU think that the media is controlled by the far right.
Why isn’t someone or some organization filing a lawsuit (is the RICO statute applicable here?) against theses people or the government?
“Spencer Ackerman’s fantasies about shoving conservative pundits through plate-glass windows.”
I wonder if we sent Spencer Ackerman the address of a place with a plate glass window and offered to let him shove us through it - if he can - I wonder if he would show up? Think it’s worth a try?
I think even Soviet-era Pravda had more journalistic integrity than this crew. It’s a close race.
RICO would be the charge against ACORN but the FBI is down for their naps right now.
Their idiotic reasoning is that since the owners of the media outlets take advantage of corporate business entities,
they must be rightwingers,
because everyone who has or is in a corporation is a rightwinger.
The FBI is among those government entities that orginally were created to protect the citizens but now works against them.
What they mean to say is, like most liberal email lists, much of the content was profane or sophomoric.
That just illustrtes how delusional the far left really is.
Nothing new here, Tom Brokow admitted in an article four+/- years ago that he liked the old days of three news sources better because he, Dan Rather & Peter Jennings controlled the news, i.e. collusion
Right. Remember gravi tas? (sp)
I remember a few years back, NBC came out with a formal statement that they did lean left and therefore, their news coverage may have a “slight” leftward tilt.
They call it "our democracy" for a reason.
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