Newly published conversations from the private, Google Groups forum Journolist, should close the Liberal Media debate once and for all. The forum consists of 400 left-leaning journalist from print, tv and web- many from major, national outlets.
The site was started, and its membership controlled by Ezra Klein in '07. Conversations reveal combined efforts to bury the Jeremiah Wright story, begin the attack on Sarah Palin the day after her nomination and to refer to Obama opponents as "racist" to shut down discussions.....just to name a few.
Heres an exerpt of some 'non-biased' journalism by Spencer Ackerman, then of the Washington Independent:
"If the Right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they've put upon us. Instead, take one of them—Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares—and call them racists. . . . This makes them 'sputter' with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction."
BTW, Klein just shut down the site in respone to the discussions being made public; its almost as if he knew something was shady.......
Fred Barnes: The Vast Left-Wing Media Conspiracy - WSJ.com
JournoList: The ABCs of Media Bias--John Podhoretz - NYPOST.com
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