The Death of Journalism…
Newly discovered documents prove that at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps shield Barack Obama and bury the “G-D America” Jeremiah Wright story.

Leftist journalists from Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic worked to protect Obama from media reports on this vile man, his mentor and father figure, Jeremiah Wright:

Leftist media hacks on the national scene buried the Jeremiah Wright story to protect their favored candidate, Barack Obama.
Jonathon Strong at The Daily Caller reported:

It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign.

The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public – to dissociate himself from them. Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?”

Watching this all at home were members of Journolist, a listserv comprised of several hundred liberal journalists, as well as like-minded professors and activists. The tough questioning from the ABC anchors left many of them outraged. “George [Stephanopoulos],” fumed Richard Kim of the Nation, is “being a disgusting little rat snake.”

Others went further. 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.”

There’s more at Daily Caller.

Andrew Breitbart
weighs in on this bombshell:
JournoList: …Yes, But the Reporters at Pravda Weren’t Such Insufferable A$$holes

 

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  1. All hail the glorious People’s Ministry of Propaganda!

    Lenin/Stalin: Class-based International Socialism
    Hitler: Race-based National Socialism
    Obama: Class- and Race-based Post-National Socialism

  2. As I have always said…It’s the media, stupid!

    Politicians do not get away with the lies they tell without cover from their partners in crime.

    democrats are nothing without the media.

    The msm is at the epicenter of this disaster we are living through.

  3. Show this to all your Democrat and Obama apologist friends and relatives.

    They’ll still call you a typical bitter God-clinging gun-owning racist hate-monger, but the pile against the entire administration keeps getting bigger.

    One of ‘em may notice it sooner or later……. probably when they get that 3am bashing-in of their door telling them they live in too big a home and their place will be given to a large family less fortunate.

    Kenny Solomon
    Victim Of Obamanomics.
    Unemployed as of July 20, 2010.
    If my line of work is in the tank, then it’s all over in our nation but for the shootin’.

  4. Proof — They don’t report, they just lie for their ideology.

    This conspiracy shows America is in far more peril than known.

  5. I always thought that if we could just turn the tables on the media and shine some light on them they would scurry like rats.

  6. Yep! Because they are RATS!
    Traitors
    Scum
    Liars
    Racist

  7. One of their counter strategies was to paint Pastor John Hagee, who had endorsed Sen. McPain, as anti-semitic. They achieved their goal as McPain quickly (and cowardly) distanced himself from Hagee.

    The anit-semitism charges against Hagee could have easily been refuted. There are few Pastors in the USA that have been more supportive of Israel and the Jewish people than Hagee. He helped found Christians United for Israel, which is among the largest grassroots pro-Israel groups in the USA. Their annual summitt starts today in DC.

    It was always amazing to me that the MSM painted Bush 43 as “lacking intellectual curiousity”, while it was they who were lacking. Now, we know they lacked in honesty rather than curiousity.

  8. Please release the whole list of JournoList posers, and their newspaper/magazines, so we can put pressure on their owners until they are fired.

  9. They’re just doing their job. We just have never completely faced up to what their job is. We’d say “they’re biased…there is a double standard…they let their political beliefs creep into their work…”
    NO. Their job is not what they say it is. Their job is to protect and promote the left and destroy anything that can damage the left. The mask is off the media. The mask is off the NAACP. The mask is off the educational establishment. The mask is off AARP. The mask is off whatever is left of the feminist movement. The mask is off the environmental movement. The mask is off the entertainment industry…

  10. Wow, that’s a lot of masks. Every day feels like Halloween when you’re a whining conservative pussy.

  11. I urge everyone to go to the Daily Caller and read the entire story. Remarkable.
    http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/20/documents-show-media-plotting-to-kill-stories-about-rev-jeremiah-wright/

  12. Look at what else some in the media are up to.

    Major Media Companies Side With Vicious Protests of Military Funerals from ‘God Hates Fags’ Church

    While liberals like Randi Rhodes are nastily comparing Rush Limbaugh to Rev. Fred Phelps of “God Hates Fags” infamy, as if Rush would picket a military funeral, the liberal media are standing side by side with Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church in a demonstration of First Amendment fundamentalism. They’ve filed a “friend of the court” brief in favor of the right to infuriate families of the fallen with those vicious funeral protests.

    The list includes the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Dow Jones, the E.W. Scripps Company, the Hearst Corporation, NPR, The New York Times, and the Tribune Company (parent of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times).

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2010/07/18/major-media-companies-side-vicious-protests-military-funerals-god-hates-

  13. Len Bias
    July 20th, 2010 | 7:11 am | #13

    Wow, that’s a lot of masks. Every day feels like Halloween when you’re a whining conservative pussy.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++
    What’s the matter, cupcake?

    Did you forget how to spell “racist”?

    Bad troll. No cookie for you!

  14. Personally, I’m dying to know what went around on or about Wednesday, September 10, 2008, the time of the Joe Klein’s “Apology Not Accepted.” There was a piling on that was so way over the top that it seemed orchestrated.

  15. and they scratch their heads and wonder why FOX news gained so much ground.

  16. Neo
    July 20th, 2010 | 7:28 am | #17
    a bill that apparently didn’t pass. sometimes it isn’t the bill as much as how it’s interpreted….

    http://amyproctor.squarespace.com/blog/2008/9/14/obama-did-vote-to-teach-sex-ed-and-much-more-to-kindergartne.html



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