I really hope that people keep digging around on this stuff. Thinking back to Allen’s 2006 senatorial campaign in VA, I wonder how much these people plotted to drive the “macaca” frenzy.
Excerpts from a bigjournalism article:
JournoList 2: the TownHouse Listserv?
But lets forget about the JournoList for a moment and turn our eyes to another listserv out there in Google. Im referring to Matt Stollers private, invitation-only TownHouse listserv. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Stoller, hes a progressive blogger-turned-senior policy advisor for Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL). Now we all know what we can do besides teach with a history degree, but I digress.
An article on Salon reports: Townhouse began after the disastrous 2004 election, when young Democratic activists began meeting on Sundays for beers at Townhouse Tavern, a subterranean watering hole in Washingtons Dupont Circle neighborhood
The Washington Post “journalist” gang tried the same thing with the election for governor in Virginia last year. They focused on an issue they could exploit and decided the way to win the election for their candidate, a real dimwit of a Dem, was to highlight some college thesis written 30 years ago by the Rep, Bob McDonnell in which he said the remarkably right-wing ding thing that women should stay at home and take care of the family. The WPost had nine articles on it the day of the opening salvo against McDonnell followed by incessant coverage day after day; for once, their scheming had absolutely no impact as McDonnell won in a landslide.