The remaining Journolist archives may prove to be of value in defining who in the MSM and the New Media LEFT is biased enough to ignore. But, then again, the RIGHT has known and been discussing the matter for years.
However, now, mainstream American voters will be MORE distrustful of what “BIG MEDIA” has to say.
The Saul Alinsky LEFT has been exposed and the emperor indeed has no clothes.
Next time we see a coordinated, and seemingly unrelentless grass roots attack on a conservative politician, we will know the origin.
Day By Day by Chris MuirAs more and more of the Journolist archives are published at the Daily Caller, the more cynical American voters will become of their “FREE PRESS.” A coordinated, collusion of group think on the LEFT = Journolist.
Does anyone think the Founding Fathers of the United States would have ever anticipated such in an internet age?
I think yes – and, wasn’t that the point of a “FREE PRESS” in the first place?
The Journolist flap is really not surprising. The conservative blogosphere has been bitchin’ and moaning about it for years.
Remember CBS, Dan Rather and the fake/forged George W Bush memos?
As more and more is revealed by the Daily Caller of the archived list, there will be more embarassments. But, will ANY of these so-called journalists decry these activities?
Doubtful. The LEFT will try to find a comparable RIGHT list or demonize someone to change the subject.
Yes, Chris, it has been rumored there is a developing new JOURNOLIST by Ezra Klein et. al. called the CABALIST.
Blogosphere, please join me in celebrating the birth of Cabalist, the wittily-named successor to Ezra Klein’s infamous Journolist, the listserv of liberal bloggers, pundits and academics that inadvertently brought down (very temporarily) the ex-Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel, and which is now the subject of an endless and embarrassing (for certain former Journolist participants) investigation by The Daily Caller, which has discovered e-mail chains suggesting that certain Journolist members were secretly devising partisan campaigns to advance Democratic Party interests.
Guess the LEFT loves the GROUP THINK and need to coordinate their political messages for their political hack friends. Or maybe they just need some therapy and reassurance that their message is acceptable?
I belong to a listserv called Rightblogs which is run by that Truth Laid Bear guy and if anyone thinks the RIGHT journalists try for group think? Uhhhhh NO!
Well, ask Rob and he can mail you the archives.
For a price, of course.
The Day by Day Archive
Day By Day by Chris MuirSay it ain’t so, Chris.
You mean the LEFT-leaning MSM and New Media folks actually participated in group-thinlk promoting their causes and candidates, like Barack Obama?
I guess so and The Daily Caller has been publishing the archives of Journolist which were deleted by Ezra Klein when it became apparent that the “journalist” corruption would be further exposed and after Dave Weigel was fired (resigned) from the Washington Post.
Let’s look at the listsev when their candidate Barack Obama won the Presidency:
DAVID ROBERTS, GRIST: It’s all I can do not to start bawling.
LUKE MITCHELL, HARPER’S: I’m picturing something like VJ Day in Times Square. Seriously!
JOHN BLEVINS, SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW: It’s all I can do to hold it together.
MOIRA WHELAN, NATIONAL SECURITY NETWORK: I’m looking
across the street at my polling place, and the line is wrapped around
the block. I nearly burst into tears when I saw it. I’m feeling like
today is closing the door on a terrible era, and opening another. I’m
glad you started this thread because I was feeling kind of like I was
the only one who is deeply emotional today.
HENRY FARRELL, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY: I had
to close my office door yesterday because I was watching YouTube videos
of elderly African Americans saying what this meant to them and tearing
JOSH BEARMAN, LA WEEKLY: 11 months
ago I burst into tears by myself on a plane while watching Hardball when
my mind wandered to the image of President Obama being sworn in. I’ve
been fighting it ever since.
EZRA KLEIN, AMERICAN PROSPECT: OHIO!
ALEC MCGILLIS, WASHINGTON POST: If you need further
proof that VA is looking to go blue, check out what’s going on in VA-5
in deepest Southside Virginia, where Tom Perriello, my college roommate
and a very good guy, is now up .06 percentage points — 2,000 votes —
against Virgil Goode with 88 percent reporting.
GREG ANRIG, THE CENTURY FOUNDATION: This is really happening.
ADELE STAN, THE MEDIA CONSORTIUM: At last I can breathe.
SPENCER ACKERMAN, WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT: YES WE DID!
STEVEN TELES, YALE UNIVERSITY: I’m not sure why, but
this part of the Battle Hymn of the Republic came to me . . . . Glory!
Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Since God is marching on.
SPENCER ACKERMAN: [quoting Obama] “…we may not get there in one year or in one term, but America I promise you, we as a people will get there.”
HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT.
MICHAEL TOMASKY, THE GUARDIAN: I’m just jelly. Lord!
HAROLD POLLACK, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO: I am awed by
the responsibility we have taken on. Tomorrow a desperately ill
African-American woman will present at my university hospital for care,
and she will be turned away. She will expect us to live up to what we
feel tonight. So we’ve got a lot to live up to.
ADAM SERWER, AMERICAN PROSPECT: My take.
SPENCER ACKERMAN: Goddamn, did an Obama speechwriter ghost that post? That’s pitch-perfect, Adam. Take a bow.
RYAN DONMOYER, BLOOMBERG NEWS: Best quip I heard
today, courtesy of a Facebook friend: “I wonder if Sarah Palin is still
unclear about what a community organizer does.”
SETH MICHAELS, MYDD.COM: there are flag-waving whooping crowds around the white house. afl-cio hq is insane here.
KATE STEADMAN, KAISER HEALTH NEWS: i can’t
imagine anything like it except a world series/superbowl win, and
several of my co-walkers told me it never gets the entire city so riled.
i think what makes it even more amazing is the incredible diversity in
this city and how we all came together for this, especially in victory.
MOIRA WHELAN, NATIONAL SECURITY NETWORK: I’ve never felt anything like U Street tonight. Huging, kissing strangers…everything.
President Barack Obama visits the White House press briefing room, January 2009
American journalism died a long time ago; today Tucker Carlson got around to running the obituary. What The Daily Caller has unearthed proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that most media organizations are either complicit by participation in the treachery that is Journolist, or are guilty of sitting back and watching Alinsky warfare being waged against all that challenged the progressive orthodoxy. The scandal predictably involves journalists posing as professors posing as experts. But dressed down they are nothing but street thugs. They deserve the deepest levels of public consternation. We must demand that they do.
The only way that the media will recover from the horrifyingdiscoveries found in the Journolist is to investigate and investigateuntil every guilty reporter, professor and institution is laid bare begging America for forgiveness. Will they do it?
Killing stories to benefit Barack Obama. What a shocker.
Dave Weigel formerly of the Washington Post
Yeah, Mickey Kaus has the scoop. Enjoy reading the high brow, sophisticated discussion here.
Why would these idiots ever think that some of their comments on a Google Groups list via e-mail would NOT Leak out?
Think â€œWoodward and Bernstein bring down Nixon,â€ only replace â€œWoodward and Bernstein bring down Nixonâ€ with â€œA bunch of guys who were beaten up daily in junior high show why they almost certainly had it coming.â€
Obviously, it’s just one excerpt and I’m sure there are serious conversations that take place over there, too. But even going by that one example, it’s pretty clear that the list itself and the qualities and qualifications of those on it is a major concern to those on it. It’s like the liberal egghead version of Heathers.
This Kaus scoop will keep on giving and Flap is positive there will be many more posts plus additional leaks.
One, finally for the morning: re: Keith Olbermann and Journolist:
Matthew Yglesias: I also read on TNR.com today that Jonah Goldberg, who believes that everyone on this list is a fascist, is â€œgood-humored,â€ while Keith Olbermannâ€™s work is best analogized to Glenn Beck or Michael Savage.
Ed Kilgore: To be fair, Cottle was writing about self-styled Pundit Types, not making comparative judgments of worth. I actually donâ€™t think Olbermann much ever achieves the heights of hysteria routinely maintained by the well-named Savage, but the pretence [sic] by some of us admirers of Keith that heâ€™s a paragon of reasoned discourse is a bit much, too.
Jonathan Chait: Perhaps, if his work is going to be brought up here 2 or 3 times a week, he should be invited on the list. Or is the point of this to create a forum where certain people can be criticized (or, more precisely, called names) without the criticizer having to fear a response?
Jesse Singal: Everyone I know who likes Olbermann also acknowledge that he is egomaniacal [sic] and has a penchant for hysterical drama. The main difference, which is glaringly left out by anyone who conflates him with the Savages and Oâ€™Reillys of the world, is that Olbermann doesnâ€™t tend to, you know, lie about stuff regularly.
[ed. hysterical chuckling]
Michael Cohen: Personally, I find Olbermann insufferable, but Iâ€™m not sure I buy the comparison.
Read the rest and mock away…….
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Left Wing blogger Ben Smith over at Politico is whining because George Stephanopoulos over at ABC is interviewing Senator John McCain on Twitter.
Anyone else getting a little sick of Twitter-as-intriguing-and-shiny-new-toy?
Guess Smith prefers JournoList where he obtains his “talking points.”
And, which is NOT on a public timeline.