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To: Billthedrill
It's the Journolist.

It still exists, they still collaborate on how to present the message. It's what they're doing here, presenting the democrat talking points as fact, pretending they are neutral. If we can't figure out how to go over their heads, or to neuter them, we'll never win.

10 posted on 09/30/2013 12:48:23 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Lakeshark

Stop buying the product for one. Pick a weak target, say the NYT, and boycott the top 5 advertisers. Repeat if needed until it is gone.

That’d be newsworthy.


14 posted on 09/30/2013 12:56:19 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: Lakeshark; Kenny; afraidfortherepublic

This morning’s Milwaukee newspaper, the Urinal-Sentinal, had a “FactCheck” section with pom poms, pointing out in list format, questions that concerned folks are asking and then very systematically, excalaiming, FALSE, Pants on Fire, etc. about each topic.

Of course Ocare will be Cheaper, Better and EVERYone will love it, and that Rush is a total Pants on Fire liar.

Otherwise, fair and balanced. Disgusting piece of garbage. ugh.

YES, it’s full court press.


16 posted on 09/30/2013 1:00:31 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: Lakeshark
It's the Journolist.

Best information I have is that Journ-o-list is shut down. Same members in a new one entitled (don't you love it?) Cabal-list.

19 posted on 09/30/2013 1:14:10 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Lakeshark
It's the Journolist.
It still exists, they still collaborate on how to present the message. It's what they're doing here, presenting the democrat talking points as fact, pretending they are neutral. If we can't figure out how to go over their heads, or to neuter them, we'll never win.
Yes, but in reality, the intrinsic nature of the AP itself can be used to predict that . . .
The AP pretends to be a neutral, just-the-facts information source, but it is nothing of the kind. While there are some good reporters at the AP, the overwhelming majority function, as to issues that are politically controversial, as advocates for the Democratic Party.
It is only necessary to consider the fact that the AP is a virtual meeting of self-defined “objective” journalists, and the fact that it has been in business for over a century and a half, and to reflect on the Adam Smith’s dictum that    
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary. - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations (Book I, Ch 10)
The AP has a history of outright monopolistic practices - but even if it didn’t, and even if there were several wire services of similar size, the problem would remain. The problem is intrinsic to the wire service concept.

Journalists have a desire to be important (don’t we all? Well, journalists are more so). Wire services’ “conversation ends” in a conspiracy (even if only tacit) to promote journalism and journalists at the expense of the general public. Thus the journalists promote politicians who complain about the same things that journalists complain about, and denigrate politicians who don’t. That leads to the “liberal” status quo - which is Latin for “the mess we’re in."


25 posted on 09/30/2013 1:23:43 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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