Skip to comments.Obama-Licking JournOlism Is Alive And Well
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.
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.
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.
Bump for more Mr. Mataz brilliance.
It wasn’t my best work, but it is useful as a data point.
Obama-Licking JournOlism Is Alive And Well
It needs to be dead and buried.
If every article were your best work, you’d soon not be capable of outdoing yourself.
Useful data points are useful... [smiles]
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