Skip to comments.Their Rules, Not Ours: Time to Vet Private Lives of Journalists?
Posted on 05/21/2012 4:36:59 PM PDT by CitizenM
We now have three instances of three individual Politico writers digging up and publishing political oppo-research about the private lives of private citizens who don't support Obama, and the motive behind these attacks can only be for two reasons:
1. To change the narrative of effective criticism of Obama to the less flattering moments of the private lives of these individuals.
2. To intimidate and frighten others who might consider supporting a candidate not named Obama.
So desperate is the media to Palace Guard for their Precious One that everyday Americans who dare ask Obama a question he flubs, appear in a Romney campaign ad, or donate to a pro-Romney super PAC, are now considered fair game.
Right now Politico is telling us that the private lives of private citizens should be investigated and any dirt discovered is worth reporting. Since those who write for, edit, run, and own Politico are in true positions of power and responsibility, doesnt that make their private lives fair game along with the lives of all journalists?
What do we know about those who abuse the power entrusted to them by shilling for the left behind a phony and cowardly shield of objectivity? What should we know about their personal lives, their finances, their personal mistakes, their traffic violations, and any run-ins with the law?
According to the media itself, quite a lot.
After all, if the public has a "right to know" about an unemployed plumber, doesnt the public have a "right to know" about those with the power to expose that unemployed plumber?
But are they (journalists)willing to live under those rules?
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Amen! Two can play at this game.
I like it!
Yes, vet their kids too. You only win a war by being meaner and nastier then the other side.
Let’s begin with the “Gossip Girls at Politic”
Now here is something I can fully get behind. I think I just found a new hobby!!!!!
In the past, it was not possible to do this. Now, with blogs, alternative media, etc., it’s definitely possible. Let’s start from a very simple one: political donations. Every article they wrote should be accompanied with the list of their donations on the comments section.
Best post this month!!
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We can do it. In the old days that’s what FReepers did every day.
Who should we investigate? It’s easy. We start a thread and post what we dig up along with a citation.
I’m all for starting to select a candidate and then see what we can do
I suspect though that the current generation of Freepers are lazy and gutless and will not get involved except possibly to pray about it.
This is way way overdue....I’ll do my part to help.
Dan (Kennith) Rather first.
I'm a 2008 rookie...bring it. I am up for the work. The first thing I thought of when I read the post was, "Sign me up and give me an assignment".
Where and how do we start? I don’t know how to start a blog. But howabout something along the lines of “Whatching you, watching me? Or American Patriots and them.
I’m not internet savvy, but I’m willing to get to work. Could we have a short tutorial from someone who really knows how to do this?
Better yet, have Briebart set something up for volunteer stringers.
Oh, looking into the private lives of some of those people is going to be ugly - better take something to settle your stomach before lifting the rocks.
I think that call for something "ON" the rocks...
Well you need secret teams to vet these journalists. and you sure can’t be discussing the details on the open internet.