Skip to comments.Media Collusion Alive And Well in America
Posted on 08/22/2010 5:19:47 PM PDT by Lazamataz
This last summer, it was widely (and embarassingly) reported that a shadowy internet group had formed with the intent to 'discuss' (read: orchestrate, collude, plan and slant) the news. This group of approximately 400 journalist from many different 'media' outlets had met regularly to decide on what -- and how -- the news would be presented. From WikiPedia:
JournoList (sometimes referred to as the J-List) was a private Google Groups forum for discussing politics and the news media with 400 journalists, academics and others, all with political views ranging from centrist to center-left to leftist. Ezra Klein, an American blogger for the Washington Post and a columnist for Newsweek, created the online forum in February 2007 and shut it down in June 2010. >It appears that, although the Google Groups forum was disbanded, that many media types are meeting and colluding again. How else can you explain the similarity in assumptions (and nearly-identical wording, in many cases) of the lead sentence, or sometimes even the headline, of the following articles?
Note how they all inject a judgment call ('incorrectly', or 'wrongly'), in their so-called news reporting. They all, and at the same time, present a prejudicial term, as if to say, "Everyone already KNOWS how wrong they are and how right we are."
Now, I suppose it is POSSIBLE that many media outlets came up with nearly the exact same meme at the exact same time. It is also possible that one article circulated with minor alterations, to be repeatedly published.
But I have seen the JournoList before, and have read their emails whereinwhich they colluded to present a unified front on how things were to be phrased.
I can no longer assume random chance, when malice and planning have been demonstrated before.
Thought this little bit of analysis might interest you.....
Editorial comment within the headlines now, as well as within the “news” articles....PravdaWest.
And they aren’t interested in oppossing points of view.
So I have noticed. But I believe it is true collusion, and that the JournoList is alive and well by other names.
Aside from FoxNews, journalism in the US no longer exists.
Chessplayer calls it.
The She-Man Republican Haters Club never disbanded - they just changed the location of their clubhouse.
I thing those reports listed could all use a little “gravitas”.
Goebbels would be sooooo proud!
The Saudis now own FoxNews.
It was worse in the late 60's and 70's. As a kid, it was a peculiar habit of mine to rapidly spin the TV dial during the 600 news, ro observe all three major news networks reporting the EXACT same news at the EXACT same time. I used to like to try to make them complete each other's sentences.
It pisses me off.
ArabNews was among the offenders in the above citations, dropped only because they used AP directly. AP was already cited.
It's now included in my Pissed Off list on my home page.
That is the AP(associated propagandists) reason for being. It's what they do.
They’re stunningly transparent.
When I started researching JournoList, I was surprised to find that they were not embarrassed by their collusion. They were proud of it. It’s as if they proclaimed:
“I was a member of JournoList. I helped define the media’s narrative and set the progressive agenda.”
Looks at the Politico clips on the same - every member of the choir is singing off the same sheet.
* Republicans are pushing the belief.
* Obama is a Christian
* These rumors are false. Untrue. Everyone knows that.
Sunday morning talking heads and John Harris from Politico