JournoList: Aiding and Abetting THE Narrative – UPDATED

Many others are blogging away at this, so I’ll keep it brief and then shower you with links. (Image dutifully swiped from VodkaPundit, as instructed.)

Remember back in 2008, during that mind-numbing campaign, how the MSM covered for Obama’s association with the poisonous Rev. Jeremiah Wright and attacked any one who dared bring it up as a racist? A frothing lunatic blinded by bigotry, by the very thought of a non-white man in the White House?

Remember how many of us sensed a … ahem… a complicity between the Obama campaign and the MSM? A secret agenda? A “narrative?”? And how we were subsequently attacked as black-helicopter conspiracy mongers? Right-wing hacks? Nutjobs?

Heh. We were right.

It’s like All The President’s Men, but in reverse.

The Daily Caller:

[Emphasis Admin] According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.

In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

Michael Tomasky, a writer for the Guardian, also tried to rally his fellow members of Journolist: “Listen folks–in my opinion, we all have to do what we can to kill ABC and this idiocy in whatever venues we have. This isn’t about defending Obama. This is about how the [mainstream media] kills any chance of discourse that actually serves the people.

I’ll give you a minute to clean off your screen. You read that correctly. Journalists plotting to kill “…any chance of discourse that actually serves the people.”

Fausta and Stacy both comment on their charming fantasizing of attacking Tea Party members, igniting Matt Drudge, to even Rush Limbaugh having a heart attack.

Moe Lane on the future career choices facing these so-called “journalists.” They have learned the power of “Trust no one…” the hard way.

Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin notes their Election Night “ecstasy”. Makes you want to take a bath, doesn’t it?

Ed Driscoll at PJM: Who needs a Manchurian Candidate when you can have a Manchurian Listserv instead? Then POTUS can play golf all the time, because he knows his lackeys will attack his detractors cover for him. Oh wait….

UPDATE: The hits keep on comin’. More from The Daily Caller on JournoList’s hyperventalation over McCain picking Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008. Stacy comments further on the suspicious “synchronicity of liberal media messaging.”

Cross-posted at Potluck

1 Comment

  1. Andy D said,

    July 22, 2010 at 4:43 am

    My complaint with this story is that it isn’t really news. Anyone who paid attention to the coverage of the Presidential race could see this happening. Bernard Goldberg even wrote a book about it in early 2009. The title: A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (and Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media. We now have more direct proof, but we have known this was going on. I say shame on the public for not paying enough attention to see this.


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