July 20, 2010
Daily Caller 'scoop': Media Liberals on 'JournoList' Plotted to Bury the Jeremiah Wright Story in 2008Topics: Political News and commentaries
As though we needed further evidence that the liberal media is deep in the tank for their 'messiah' and that there really was a vast liberal media conspiracy to defend Barack Obama in 2008, now we learn that The Daily Caller has another scoop on the leftist JournoList (an email listserv made up of hundreds of liberal commentators and journalists), recalling when liberal scribes all wanted the Jeremiah Wright story to be dead and buried in the spring of 2008. Jonathan Strong explained "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."
As Alex Pareene notes over at Salon, this series of emails is even more explosive than the ones that took down Dave Weigel. This one proves that there was indeed a vast, left-wing conspiracy to call Republicans racist and force everyone to stop talking about Reverend Jeremiah Wright in 2008.
Daniel Foster writes at NRO that the thread reveals the kind of naked flackery that characterized much of the lefty media's coverage of the 2008 presidential race, a paranoid Obamania in which the then-candidate's cheerleaders in the press did their best to bury potentially damaging story-lines, in this case by trying to recast any criticism of Obama as latent right-wing racism. The participants in the thread are perfectly forthright -- maddeningly so -- that this should be their strategy in shaping the Rev. Wright narrative.
That the standard liberal attack against a conservative winning a debate with a liberal is to call the conservative racist is nothing new since Barack Obama first started running for office. It's been the standard liberal attack anytime someone disagrees with Obama's liberal policies and agenda, and like clockwork, we're seeing again today.
Interestingly, this is now the top story over at Memeorandum
Posted by Richard at July 20, 2010 11:52 AM
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