Skip to comments.Journolister who bashed Fox News is on board that determines who gets White House briefing...
Posted on 07/21/2010 7:25:20 PM PDT by Nachum
There is currently a fierce battle among several major news outlets to claim the front-row seat in the White House briefing room recently vacated by long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who retired amid scandal in June.
One of the news outlets battling for the seat is Fox News, which is currently the only TV-network without a front-row seat. It will ultimately be up to the nine-member White House Correspondents Association board to decide who gets the highly coveted placement.
This morning, The Daily Callers Jonathan Strong reported how some members of the now defunct Journolist list-serv discussed how Fox News needed to be shut down. One of the participants in the list-serv conversation was Time magazine White House correspondent Michael Scherer, who is also a member of the same White House Correspondents Association board that will determine which news outlet will get the vacant front-row seat in the White House briefing room.
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The list, ping
I see that Bill Press got into the White House press meeting today. Bill Press? Are you kidding me? If Bill Press can be there then Ann Coulter ought to get a seat in there.
Helen Thomas was an opinion journalist for close to ten years, yet she kept her seat. HuffPo has a seat in there, and I think The Nation may as well - maybe Mother Jones, too.
I don't know if NRO, or the Weekly Standard have reporters in the room, but I don't believe that they do.
“....Time magazine White House correspondent Michael Scherer, who is also a member of the same White House Correspondents Association board that will determine which news outlet will get the vacant front-row seat.......”
So, like who is in charge of the White House Correspondents’ Association Board?
I think we should start a big stink and demand that most of these hacks be fired...especially that cow at NPR. I don’t want one dime of mine going to someone like that.
Funny how, for all these years we’ve been belittled and our sanity impugned because we kept protesting, like some latter-day Cassandras, that the mainstream media were infested with individuals who put their ideological goals ahead of their journalistic obligations to truthful reporting, and used the media’s reputation for objectivity and integrity as camoflage for surreptitiously carrying on a war of disinformation and agitprop against this country. Now, lo and behold, we are vindicated, from the mouths of the very same people who have been belittling and impugning us all these years.
What is a “Journolister”, please? I do not recognize the word.
>> What is a Journolister, please?
“journolist” was the “listserv” list run by Ezra Klein for liberal journalists. In other words, the newsgroup from which “daily caller” is leaking the info.
Therefore “journolister” is a participant in “journolist”.
Most of us are sick to death of using our conservative tax dollars to pay for groups that hate half the citizens in this country. LIBERALS WOULD NEVER LET US USE TAX DOLLARS TO FUND RUSH OR FOX NEWS.
DEFUND NPR. DEFUND PBS.
“The Media Elite, written by S. Robert Lichter, Stanley Rothman, and Linda Lichter, details a social scientific study of the ideological commitments of elite journalists and the consequences of those commitments on both the reporting itself and on its reception by the public. The conservative Media Research Center contends that The Media Elite is “the most widely quoted media study of the 1980s and remains a landmark today.”
The survey revealed a group of individuals at once remarkably similar to one another in background, status, and beliefs and strikingly different from the general public. In 1980, this “media elite” was predominantly white (95 per cent), male (79 per cent), college-educated (93 per cent), and well paid. Four out of five had been raised in relatively affluent business or professional families; two out of three came from states in the Northeast or industrial Midwest.
In terms of beliefs, one distinctive characteristic was a strongly secular outlook. In marked contrast to a 1977 Gallup poll of the general population in which 94 per cent of respondents professed a religious faith, 50 per cent of the elite journalists listed their religion as “none.” And while 86 per cent of respondents from the general population said their religious beliefs are very or fairly important to them (and 42 per cent had attended a religious service in the preceding week), an identical 86 per cent of elite journalists said they seldom or never go to church.
Concerning political beliefs: 54 per cent of the journalists described their views as left of center, 29 per cent as “middle of the road,” and only 17 per cent as right of center. The authors argue that this ratio of more than three liberal journalists for each conservative contrasts sharply with the distribution among the American public: every relevant poll conducted in the decade from 1975 to 1985 found conservatives outnumbering liberals in the electorate, often by a ratio of three to two or more...”
Would Jeff Gannon qualify?
Don’t know who Jeff Gannon is.
Another FReeper posted a list of those identified as Journolist participants earlier today. Find that post and see if he’s on there.
The FOX reporter should just start sitting there... and when a controversy ensues just state he’s there to cover the news the other folks on the front won’t cover.
My tag covers it...
What’s more is that some of these same people were the ones screaming about how the “corporate media” was right-wing biased.
The Progressive propaganda network has tentacles everywhere. I wonder who all in the WH the Journolisters have direct connections to?