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Letter from Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson on The Daily Callerís Journolist coverage
The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2010 | Tucker Carlson

Posted on 07/22/2010 3:12:21 PM PDT by Kaslin

We began our series on Journolist earlier this week with the expectation that our stories would be met with a fury of criticism from the Left. A hurt dog barks, after all.

The response hasn’t been all that furious, actually, probably because there isn’t much for the exposed members of Journolist to say. We caught them. They’re ashamed. The wise ones are waiting for the tempest to pass.

There have, however, been two lines of argument that we probably ought to respond to, if only because they may harden into received wisdom if we don’t. The first is that our pieces have proved only that liberal journalists have liberal views, and that’s hardly news.

To be clear: We’re not contesting the right of anyone, journalist or not, to have political opinions. (I, for one, have made a pretty good living expressing mine.) What we object to is partisanship, which is by its nature dishonest, a species of intellectual corruption. Again and again, we discovered members of Journolist working to coordinate talking points on behalf of Democratic politicians, principally Barack Obama. That is not journalism, and those who engage in it are not journalists. They should stop pretending to be. The news organizations they work for should stop pretending, too.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/22/letter-from-editor-in-chief-tucker-carlson-on-the-daily-callers-journolist-coverage/#ixzz0uS3L8lgv


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: bias; dailycaller; enemedia; journolist; mediabias; msm; tuckercarlson
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1 posted on 07/22/2010 3:12:26 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

A cogent,reasoned response from Tucker Carlson. More than the lefty ‘journalists’ deserve but still a good piece.


2 posted on 07/22/2010 3:16:32 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Kaslin
From the article;

One final note: Editing this series has been something of a depressing experience for me. I’ve been in journalism my entire adult life, and have often defended it against fellow conservatives who claim the news business is fundamentally corrupt. It’s harder to make that defense now. It will be easier when honest (and, yes, liberal) journalists denounce what happened on Journolist as wrong.

Where's that graphic of pigs flying?

3 posted on 07/22/2010 3:20:31 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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bttt


4 posted on 07/22/2010 3:21:22 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (BP was founder of Cap & Trade Lobby and is linked to John Podesta, The Apollo Alliance and Obama)
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To: Jim Scott

“Again and again, we discovered members of Journolist working to coordinate talking points on behalf of Democratic politicians, principally Barack Obama. That is not journalism, and those who engage in it are not journalists. They should stop pretending to be. The news organizations they work for should stop pretending, too.”

Perfect.


5 posted on 07/22/2010 3:21:31 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Remember; You can't spell Mohammed without HAM.)
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To: Kaslin

They worked to personally destroy Sarah Palin and her family.


6 posted on 07/22/2010 3:22:18 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Rational Thought
It’s harder impossible to make that defense now.

Fixed that for ya Tucker.

7 posted on 07/22/2010 3:22:47 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Carley

They sure did and for this I hope they all roast in hell


8 posted on 07/22/2010 3:24:20 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

If there are footprints that lead back to the Obama administration on this then we have crossed another line altogether.


9 posted on 07/22/2010 3:24:53 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Be wary of all politicians..... especially ones that you admire.)
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To: Kaslin

We probably need to make a public awareness campaign about these Journolist “journalists”, e.g.,by printing bumper stickers, posters, youtube videos, etc.


10 posted on 07/22/2010 3:27:22 PM PDT by paudio (Be a conscious news consumer: Say NO to Journolist propaganda.)
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To: paudio

Journalists pursue the truth. Journolists pursue lies.


11 posted on 07/22/2010 3:29:23 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Rational Thought
"Where's that graphic of pigs flying?"

I call this "Mohammed Ascends to Heaven," but it works here too.
12 posted on 07/22/2010 3:41:04 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: paudio

I have been sending the stories out in email with an explanation of what a listserve is. I know they are getting passed around.


13 posted on 07/22/2010 3:45:27 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Thanks!


14 posted on 07/22/2010 3:46:05 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Carley

It didn’t take Journolist to figure that out, though. Mr. Matthews was very upfront about what would happen to her if she deigned to run in 2012.


15 posted on 07/22/2010 3:53:16 PM PDT by rightthinkingwoman
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To: Kaslin
A hurt dog barks, after all.

Somebody appears not to have spend enough much time down south, lol.

Alliteration, Tuckster, alliteration. A hit dog will holler.

16 posted on 07/22/2010 3:54:51 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: paudio
Here is sort of something that someone could make a bumper sticker from

Which I found here

http://pajamasmedia.com/eddriscoll/2010/07/22/your-daily-caller-journolist-document-drop-du-jour/

Of course someone would probably need permission to use it

17 posted on 07/22/2010 4:00:53 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

It’s great, but perhaps non political junkies will not get the message. They may simply think it’s one of 0bama’s fans club (which is true), without being curious what Journolist is.


18 posted on 07/22/2010 4:13:46 PM PDT by paudio (Be a conscious news consumer: Say NO to Journolist propaganda.)
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To: Kaslin

Me too.


19 posted on 07/22/2010 4:15:00 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Rational Thought

20 posted on 07/22/2010 4:15:45 PM PDT by 4Liberty ( How do you spell "moral hazard"?: $ 19, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0.)
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