Most insightful TEA Party sign: "What difference does it make what this placard says. You'll call it racist anyway."
Leftist Journalists in Denial as 13+ Year,
400+ Person Rigged-News Conspiracy Exposed
If the most infamous progressive blogsites are any indication . . . it’s corruption as usual from the world of left-wing journalists today four days** after their shoddy little conspiracy was aired in public. The liberals involved in the JournoList (yes, spelled with an ‘o’ not an ‘a’) conspiracy aren’t saying much of anything, holed-up you might say. The vast majority of the rest of the progressives online are also tending to pursed lips also. But there are a few brave liberal souls criticizing Tucker Carlson at DailyCaller.com for “revealing people’s private e-mails” Really? 400 person e-mail groupings comprise “private e-mails?” The Huffington Post, is perhaps the most audacious in brassing it out by repeatedly denying the possibility that “journalists are uniting to push a specific agenda” and referring to the Journolist as just “a place where you can get together to discuss issues freely.” Now that is brassy, stupid, but brassy.
Other progressives are calling the whole thing “innocent” and, “as usual blown out of proportion by the right-wingers.” Let’s see, evidence shows that 400+ left-wing journalists, bloggers, professors and various media-connected types discussed how to deflect attention from Barack Obama’s connection to his pastor Jeremiah Wright by picking any famous conservative, “Barnes, Gingrich, Karl Rove, Glenn Beck, it doesn’t matter and then accusing them of racism.” Yeah, that’s a totally innocent case of plotting to manipulate the news to protect Barack Obama. And since the same process has been rampant since the Great One was elected, the journalistic charge to serve as “Watchdog” for Democracy seems to have been missed by these brave liberal souls.
The liberal, but reasonably fair, Politico.com is finding that they’re being shunned by other left-wing bloggers and journalists because they’re actively searching for answers and GASP, truth! A couple of commenters on liberal sites obliquely accused politico of having “its priorities skewed all out of whack.” One referenced this politico.com long-time favorite link of Rajjpuut’s:
as evidence that “You can’t count on Politico . . . always been red (as in red-stater or Republican) on important issues.” Guess that's what lefties get for choosing truth over politics, eh?
The ability to be outrageously candid on Journolist sometime went to people’s heads. Joe Klein of Time Magazine forgets about the JournoList altogether in one uncharacteristically open moment and exposed his biases for the outside world criticizing the entire Liberal media for being too “hard on Barack Obama instead of giving him the support he deserves.”
Others on the left say, JournoList's influence has been highly exaggerated. Oh yeah, we’ve got women telling the boys to just take one for the team just as they had to back in ’97 feeling all dirty for NOT attacking Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky affair . . . for example Katha Pollit of the Nation: “The people who attacked Clinton on Monica were prissy and ridiculous, but let me tell you it was no fun as a woman and a feminist, waving aside as politically irrelevant and part of the vast rightwing conspiracy Paula, Monica, Jennifer, Kathleen, Juanita, the Avon Lady . . . .” Getting people to drop what they perceive as ethical behavioral standards and biting their tongues doesn’t sound like any small thing to Rajjpuut. In fact he can’t imagine the circumstances under which he’d sell out his personal beliefs so that he could then sell out his journalistic integrity . . . .
Others call it “a pretty professional group that’s been screwed up by the right-wing.” Do they call it "professional" for one woman to say, “. . . if Rush Limbaugh were dying of of a heart attack in front of me, I’d take immense pleasure in watching him writhe on the ground and seeing his eyes bug out . . .”
Little things mean a lot to these people: such as articles NOT mentioning the political party of Democrats in trouble with the law or involved in other scandals, but calling out Republicans even for the most minor of offenses; or repeated coverage of Republican scandals, but little emphasis and one-time mention of even more serious Democratic corruption. Then there’s the quoting of Democrats repeatedly about the undocumented but purported racism of Republicans and TEA Party members without even trying for balance in the stories. The highly evocative accusation becomes the story every time. And most crucial of all, repeated instances of unproven stories and unproven accusations showing up ceaselessly in the liberal media as if they were proven items from history witnessed by a thousand quality eye-witnesses.
The story about the N-word being hurled “23 times” at Black congressmen on the day Obamacare was passed has been printed at least 10,000 times in newspapers or on the internet and likewise broadcast ad nauseum, and yet with all the cameras and other video equipment in evidence that day, still no one has claimed Andrew Breitbarts reward of $100,000 for solid video evidence of just one instance of the N-word being used by a TEA Party member.
The same is true in spades for the accusation that one Black congressman that day was spit on . . . no evidence at all, just accusation; and indeed the supposed recipient of the spittle has NOT come forward to talk about this experience though purportedly he’s a highly respected Black congressman. Rajjpuut would have high respect for him if he came forward and told the truth, something like, “There was a lot of people there and it was pretty scary, but NO, nobody spit on me and I never heard the word ‘nig__r either.” That would be what an honest man would say, but no one’s saying that either . . . better to let sleeping racist accusations lie.
In other words don’t look for the JournoList revelation to change the way the leftwing tries to manipulate the media coverage or non-coverage of news in this country. Indeed, they’ve shut down Journolist but already, they’ve got a replacement going called Cabalist.
It remains to be seen if the leftwing journalists will return to true journalism or continue in their “lapdog ways.” Their criticsim of ABC for breaking the Jeremiah Wright story was incredibly bitter. They’ve already completely avoided the Climate Gate story for almost nine months, the Chicago Climate Exchange Scandal Story for at least five months, and they completely avoided the Van Jones scandal except on the final day when they wrote up the story of how Van Jones had resigned as Green Jobs Czar with no mention at all of the scandal involved. It appears since the Journolist and its particulars is NOT making the mainstream media’s front page or even page 25, they’re going to try to pretend their little news-rigging faux pas never happened either. Makes you proud to be an American, eh?
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
**actually, the first clear “cracks in the leftwing armor really occurred almost a full month earlier:
but Tucker Carlson’s new blogsite The Daily Caller (dailycaller.com) was so new and so little-known that it was quite awhile before the story went viral on conservative websites, talk radio and FOXNews. This is the story that broke open the leak in the dike: