Journolist Exposed: Documents Prove Leftist Media Hacks Buried Rev. Wright Story During Election

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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  • Khan Krum

    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

  • Kemo Sabe

    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.

  • 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’.

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  • bill-tb

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

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

  • Marie

    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.

  • Ginger

    Yep! Because they are RATS!
    Traitors
    Scum
    Liars
    Racist

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  • jomojava

    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.

  • JR

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

  • Logic101

    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…

  • Len Bias

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

  • Logic101

    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/

  • Chisum

    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-

  • Chisum

    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!

  • Neo

    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.

  • Jim

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

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  • squeaky

    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

  • bg

    ++

    trivial pursuit, or close enough to reality, you decide..

    Out of the country of Greater Arabia Shall
    be born a strong master of Mohammed,
    He will enter Europe wearing a blue turban.
    He will be the terror of mankind.
    Never more horror.

    Barack Hussein Obama == Democrat

    [Blue, blue-green, and green are sacred colors
    in Iran, where they symbolize paradise.[.]

    * The Blue Mosque of Tabriz in Tabriz, Iran
    * The Blue Mosque of Cairo in Cairo, Egypt
    * The Blue Mosque of Yerevan in Yerevan, Armenia
    * Rawze-e-Sharif in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan
    * Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
    * Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque in Shah Alam, Malaysia.[.]

    The color blue represents the U.S. Democratic Party[.]

    Who is the third anti christ according to Nostradamus/?

    Islam, The 12th Mahdi and the End Times

    ==

  • Collusion to defraud the American People. These propagandists are frauds.

  • bg

    ++

    [Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote,
    “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”]

    duh, like no one noticed..

    heh, “we’re all racists now”, including al-Qaeda..

    as a mater of fact, in Obama-Wright world, God is racist too..

    “what the fascist left have been aiming for is to “equate” good with evil.. that’s the only way they can appease their conscience in the face of the harsh reality they are trying to escape from because it does not fit in with their ideological utopian matrix.. if there is no good vs evil, then all is good even if [the] all is evil..”

    – bg

    ==

  • squeaky

    bg
    July 20th, 2010 | 8:04 am | #21
    i asked a friend who goes to bible classes how her crew handles this. not a fan herself she snickered that they just scream that obama is just misunderstood. still the 2nd coming of Christ in their mind i guess. apparently there’s no vaccine yet.

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  • aprilnovember811

    PLEASE CALL THESE PEOPLE WHAT THEY ARE AND STOP CALLING THEM LIBERAL. THEY ARE MARXISTS/LENINISTS. DAMN ALL OF THEM TO HELL, FOR WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO THIS COUNTRY! IF THERE’S AN ATTACK, MAY THEY BE AT GROUND ZERO. I HATE YOU FOR WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO MY CHILDREN! I SPIT ON YOU, YOU LIARS!

    This from that idiot on ABC:
    Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?”

    You and your family live in NYC the target, what is wrong with you?

  • aprilnovember811

    THEY KNOW HE’S A KENYAN BORN/INDONESIA TOO. DID YOU SEE THIS:
    Here’s what Obama’s doing with your money – in Kenya!
    3 Republican congressmen reveal Barack secretly spent $23 million
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=181405

  • Chisum

    Unions ‘Own the Democratic Party’

    http://reason.com/archives/2010/07/19/mickey-kaus-interview

    And The Democratic Party owns the Media:

    The One Party Media

    http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2010/07/the-oneparty-media-maimon-schwarzschild.html

    So where does that leave us?

  • gus

    I FREAKIN’ LOVE IT. Libtards get ANGRY because Snuffaluffagus tosses the SOFTEST of SOFTBALLS at Obama.
    HOLY SH!T.
    “Do you think Reverend Jeremiah Wright loves America as much as you do?”

    EXACTLY AS MUCH. ZERO

  • aprilnovember811

    Please post this everywhere you can. These people have helped destroy this country. They are traitors to this beautiful nation! ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, ALL OF THE NEWSPAPERS.

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  • bg

    ++

    Glenn Beck Show- July 13, 2010

    Liberation Theology and Social Justice

    UCC member Sen. Barack Obama discusses faith and politics

    [Later — during his interview with United Church News — Obama continued his thoughts about religion and politics; specifically, the role of religious principles in reaching a balance between national security and social justice concerns.

    “I believe that democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal values,” Obama said. “Social justice and national security are both universal values, values that may originate for some in their religious beliefs, but are shared by us all.”]

    ”I am certain nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after the mirage
    of social justice.”

    “I have come to feel strongly that the greatest service I can still render to my fellow men would be that I could make the speakers and writers among them thoroughly ashamed ever again to employ the term ’social justice’.”

    ~Friedrich A. von Hayek

    more @ bg #6/14/19/22/25 & 58 ie:

    “I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.”

    ‘We are God’s partners in matters of life and death’

    ‘my individual salvation is not gonna come about
    without a collective salvation for the country’ …

    “If God is not for us & against whites, then …we’d best kill him.”

    ==

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  • bg

    ++

    squeaky @ 8:19 am #24

    Muslims are not the only brainwashed flock seeding the planet.. some Christan groups embrace the fallacies of social justice as Ob, uh, Hitler
    did..

    never before in the entire history of mankind have so many outright lies framed in religiosity been the main substance of their eventual demise..

    ==

  • Stuart

    Len Bias.
    What an appropriate name, considering the topic.

  • Chisum

    Obviously the fix was in on many levels for the 2008 campaign. Yet the “LightBringer” didn’t win by a landslide.

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  • pm

    Unbelievable. Stephanopoulos must have been as shocked by the outcry from the Lib Kim as I was — if his fuming was in response to GS’s carefully crafted query:

    “Do you think Jeremiah Wright loves America as much as you do?” (Aaawww, c’mon now, doesn’t that sound sweet? Barry loves America. A bunch.)

    I’d rather have heard this: “We need to know, Barry, do you hate America as much as your good friend and mentor, Jeremiah Wright?”

  • Marie

    I dont have cable news so the only place I heard about the obama/wright controversy was on Inside Edition. They did a pretty job covering the details.

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  • this politically biased media that we have today is the greatest threat to the freedom of the american people in our history. dictators typically co-opt he press. this media voluntarily became a propaganda organ of the democratic party. it gives you a hint of what must be going on in the journalism schools of america.

  • Neo

    “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

    InstaPundit & PajamasMedia asks …

    Is this quote from Spencer Ackerman evidence of actual malice? Could it be invoked in a future libel case against Ackerman or his employer to show a habit of recklessness?

    Ooooow ! Legal action .. what a bummer. Bet Ackerman didn’t talk to his lawyer before sending that e-mail.

  • AuntieMadder

    We knew the lamestream media was “reporting” with bias in 2008, that they were campaigning for Oilbama. I’m glad to see the evidence is surfacing. I only wish this and other pieces of proof of their bias had been exposed before Nov 4, 2008.

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