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Obama-Licking JournOlism Is Alive And Well
Original Content | Sept 18, 2012 | By Laz A, Mataz

Posted on 09/18/2012 4:23:48 PM PDT by Lazamataz

Back in February, 2007, Ezra Klein created a private Google Group called JournOList (or J-List) for fellow leftwing journalists, in order that they may collude and create a united front, all on a similar message each day. This developed into a rather large scandal in March of 2009, when Politico (surprisingly, for it is decidedly left-of-center) revealed the group and its intent.

Once the group was identified, and several examples of collusion were noted, the group disbanded. However, who among us believes that the collusion stopped there?

Let us review a recent posting on WonkBlog, a division of the Washington Post and authored by the dubious Mr. Klein,

Here is just a sampling of the onslaught of reporting that followed:

Romney retools strategy, dismisses report of disarray
Romney tries to steady shakey campaign (This article looks like it has been overwritten with a new hit piece by AP)
Amid rumors of discord, Romney seeks to shift strategy
NBC's Guthrie Hypes 'Squabbling' in Romney Campaign: Is it an 'Ominous Sign'?
Pundits Declare Romney Campaign In Disarray (VIDEO)
Romney Campaign in Disarray, Says Romney Campaign
Romney camp in disarray - report
Report alleges major disarray in Romney camp
Romney hits reset on campaign as he trails Obama

Is this necessarily an organized effort led by mysterious Sith Lords of the Press, manufacturing a systematic and unified message? Maybe, maybe not. One thing is certain, though: The press serves as its own echo chamber. One report from Politico served as fodder for more reporting on the report. That is not journalism, that is echoing a message that most of the writers surely and dearly hoped was true.

There is likely complicit collusion among the members of the press. We have no smoking gun, at this time, other than the 2009 revelations of the JournOList. But maybe there doesn't even need to be an organized group. The press is so solidly and cohesively united for Obama's re-election, that all it seems to take is an article, a wink, and a nod.

And the American Pravda falls neatly into line.


TOPICS: FReeper Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; dncmedia; elections; enemedia; journolist; liberalmedia; mediabias; msm; obama; obamedia; pravdamedia; vanity

1 posted on 09/18/2012 4:23:51 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: TheOldLady; Cyber Liberty; CatherineofAragon; Slings and Arrows; Responsibility2nd; doorgunner69; ..
This is a rather short piece, demonstrating by example something we know all too well by now: The sychophantic nature of the press, with regards to Barack Obama. Probably, the piece's main utility is the way it serves as a hard example of the bias and the echo chamber.

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2 posted on 09/18/2012 4:26:47 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

“Obama-Licking”? Licking’s not how I’d put it...


3 posted on 09/18/2012 4:26:55 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: Lazamataz

The positive take? We are fighting them on their own turf and holding our own. One philosophy says it’s tougher to win on the other’s turf. Another says you can’t burn down their homes if you’re fighting on your own turf.

I’m encouraged. The concerted media onslaught is not boosting Obama over 50. He’s maxed out, and they can’t move the needle.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 4:29:44 PM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Lazamataz

We were never under the illusion that it was dead.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 4:29:52 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Lazamataz

Forgive my crudeness, but I fondly call them the OSLF (the Obama Sphincter-licking Front) or the TICB (the Tongue in Cheek Brigade). I like the first one better. It sounds more revolutionary. Maybe they can start wearing brown berets : )


6 posted on 09/18/2012 4:30:51 PM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: Juan Medén
So what can we do about it?
7 posted on 09/18/2012 4:34:11 PM PDT by reefdiver (zer0 One and Done)
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To: Lazamataz

Those crazy columnists

Those crazy FIFTH COLUMNISTS


8 posted on 09/18/2012 4:34:13 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Lazamataz
RE: "We have no smoking gun, at this time, other than the 2009 revelations of the JournOList."

There's this: Audio: Press caught on open mic coordinating Egypt/Libya questions for Romney?

I looked the other day but cannot remember enough to find the Clinton-era article where MSM top personnel met regularly with Clinton's people to coordinate activities.

I recall the site "The Firehat" (I think it was called) that named Clinton press conferences as "reporter obedience training."

9 posted on 09/18/2012 4:37:11 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Lazamataz

Ezra Klein is what we in real journalism call a “Little Marxist Shit”. The Wash. Post gave him his own column but they failed to give us the toilet paper and barf bags we need after we read them. (I use the WP as toilet paper. Feels good to give them back some of the crap they give us).

Klein is arrogant and sleazy, which seems to be the hallmark of other leftist writers for magazines also named Klein, as opposed to sane moderate/conservative writers (like Aaron Klein, WND, etc).

He is like the KAPOS of WW2, only thinking of himself while betraying everyone else. Being Jewish, if we were in a war and he wrote some of the leftist crap then that he has now, I would have shot him as a KAPO traitor, the internal equivalent of Hanoi Jane or Lord Haw Haw.

He is a disgrace to journalism, Judaism, and America. Unfortunately he uses the First Amendment to undermine America and gets away with it. That is the price we pay for having a First Amendment, but don’t worry, his friend Obama and the Moslems are working to get rid of it re any criticism of Islam.

Then Klein will feel right at home, until the Moslem Fundamentalists come for him for simply being Jewish, First Amendment rights be damned. Then the JournOList will have been exterminated as would he.

Fools never learn!


10 posted on 09/18/2012 4:38:00 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: reefdiver

The comments section is our only weapon since we conservatives have no mainstream media outlets to make our voices heard (except for an occasional bone tossed our way from Fox News). Post online comments on every one of their ridiculous articles outing their bias and making them an object of public scorn and mockery. This has become nothing but a shouting match and we have to shout as loud as we can whenever we can.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 4:38:35 PM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: Lazamataz

Outstanding!

LLS


12 posted on 09/18/2012 4:41:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Lazamataz

Romney needs to hammer his message on the economy. Something he really needs to do.

Obama can’t sell his economic plan because he has no economic plan.

I, for one, can’t stand to watch the “news”.

Same tired crap as yesterday. The echo chamber.


13 posted on 09/18/2012 4:41:48 PM PDT by bigheadfred (evry day i'm shufflin')
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To: Lazamataz

“A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will in time produce a people as base as itself.” -Joseph Pulitzer


14 posted on 09/18/2012 4:43:24 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (It's Nakoula's fault.)
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To: Lazamataz

I sure wish the America-hating, child molesters, sexual deviants and bigots in the state run national “media” would go after their boy, Barry Soetoro, the way they are going after Romney. Every one of those lowlife bass turds need to be in jail for fraud.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 4:45:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America apologizing to knuckledragging, cavedwelling Neandethals. Whodda thunk!)
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To: Lazamataz
We have no smoking gun, at this time..."

Au contraire mon ami. Have you forgotten that George Soros bought up news outlets last year and the year before - my guess is to thickly spread his propaganda....certainly not to discuss his love of Capitalism *~*

16 posted on 09/18/2012 4:45:20 PM PDT by yoe
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To: Lazamataz

17 posted on 09/18/2012 4:45:56 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Lazamataz
I think the term "flak chuckers" is a apt name for the MSM defenders of the Obama Administration's aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats and their bratty ideological issue like Obama.

In fact, the aged ones are the very ones Tom Wolfe wrote about chucking the flak in "Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers."

The flak chuckers join the fact checkers protecting the Obama Administration.

18 posted on 09/18/2012 4:49:46 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Lazamataz
Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists Media Matters to spin press
A little off topic, but more proof of collusion.
19 posted on 09/18/2012 4:54:41 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Lazamataz

Well done - very impressive. Thank you.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 4:57:37 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,Â)
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To: Lazamataz
Bravo Mr. Mataz!! For the benefit of our not-so-hip Freepers, here is the Urban Dictionary definition of Sith Lords:

1. Sith Lord An Evil Bitch who entices you into giving up your very soul to join her on the Dark Side. Then after she's done with you she will take a shit inside of your still beating heart without even removing it from your chest. The Sith Lord is a heartless, soulless, empty, selfish, beast that feels NO pain. Use Caution.

(Maybe I'm the only un-hip Freeper here but.......oh well.)

21 posted on 09/18/2012 4:59:28 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: EggsAckley

Thank you for noticing the reference. :)


22 posted on 09/18/2012 5:14:43 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: bronxville

Thank you for your kind words. Most of the time was spent finding links, it’s not my best writing....


23 posted on 09/18/2012 5:15:30 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Nice. Flak chuckers. I’d probably have substituted another ‘f’ in there somewhere.... :)


24 posted on 09/18/2012 5:17:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Amazing quote. Pulitzer saw the future.


25 posted on 09/18/2012 5:18:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: yoe
Have you forgotten that George Soros bought up news outlets last year and the year before - my guess is to thickly spread his propaganda....certainly not to discuss his love of Capitalism *~*

Yes, I did forget that. Thanks for the reminder....

26 posted on 09/18/2012 5:18:53 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: bigheadfred
I, for one, can’t stand to watch the “news”. Same tired crap as yesterday. The echo chamber.

Megadittos!

27 posted on 09/18/2012 5:18:58 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
There's this: Audio: Press caught on open mic coordinating Egypt/Libya questions for Romney?

EXCELLENT REFERENCE. Wish I had thought of it for this piece.

28 posted on 09/18/2012 5:19:57 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

I found it amusing that FoxNews called this Romney nonstory their leading story. While the middle east burns and America slides down the drain, Romney calling a spade a spade is the lead story. Unbelievable!


29 posted on 09/18/2012 5:21:17 PM PDT by beckysueb
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To: beckysueb

Fox News has quite nearly been co-opted by the Dark Side.


30 posted on 09/18/2012 5:23:23 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
Laz, two threads at once? You workaholic! Am thinking zer0 and Congress isn't going to be happy about your workaholic ethic. You get things done, Laz. They'll be jealous.
31 posted on 09/18/2012 5:36:52 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals
Laz, two threads at once? You workaholic!

It ain't easy being Lazzy.

32 posted on 09/18/2012 5:39:53 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

BTTT


33 posted on 09/18/2012 5:45:00 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Lazamataz
RE: flak chuckers

I did a google search for it and found a couple of times that it was on a couple of United Kingdom sites but I am not sure of the context.

When Obama opponents need to be smeared how much flak can flak chuckers chuck . . . .

34 posted on 09/18/2012 6:14:07 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Lazamataz


35 posted on 09/18/2012 6:29:53 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lazamataz

Seems to me that there were posts, on FR, right after JournOlist disbanded that named their new, smaller, group but I can’t remember the name of it. Nor the FReeper that posted it.


36 posted on 09/18/2012 6:31:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Lazamataz; BuckeyeTexan
Post 27 August 18, 2010
37 posted on 09/18/2012 6:38:37 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Lazamataz

The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.


38 posted on 09/18/2012 7:40:08 PM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: Lazamataz

JournOList?

More like...WhornOList.

Well, the good news is that newspapers are dying. We had little or no input in them. At least online we can stay on top of the news, search multiple sources quickly...and maybe even cause a few brush fires.


39 posted on 09/18/2012 8:25:43 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Lazamataz

Please add me to your ping list. Thanks.


40 posted on 09/18/2012 10:14:24 PM PDT by PA Engineer (What if the rabbit hole is endless?)
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To: PA Engineer
You are the 146th Satisfied Customer!™
41 posted on 09/19/2012 6:31:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: moovova
Well, the good news is that newspapers are dying.

Note, though, that the reason they are dying is the archaic method of information delivery. Paper is dying.

Now, this shakeup has allowed us to make inroads in journalism. That is a good thing. People can now choose between the beclowned 'mainstream' press websites, or better-informed and more salient conservative ones.

42 posted on 09/19/2012 6:34:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

I’m not the Flaking Chucker,
I’m the Flaking Chuckers son,
I’m only Chucking Flak until,
the Flaking Chucking’s done.

Say THAT three times real fast.


43 posted on 09/19/2012 6:50:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Bump for more Mr. Mataz brilliance.


44 posted on 09/19/2012 8:06:32 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

It wasn’t my best work, but it is useful as a data point.


45 posted on 09/19/2012 8:13:39 AM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Obama-Licking JournOlism Is Alive And Well


It needs to be dead and buried.

46 posted on 09/19/2012 10:48:42 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Lazamataz

If every article were your best work, you’d soon not be capable of outdoing yourself.

Useful data points are useful... [smiles]


47 posted on 09/20/2012 8:17:34 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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