Haven’t heard of the liberal JournoList scandal? Here’s a little backdrop, from Wiki:
JournoList was a private Google Groups forum for discussing politics and the news media with 400 journalists…. Ezra Klein [pictured right], an American blogger for the Washington Post and a columnist for Newsweek, created the online forum in February 2007 and shut it down in June 2010. He controlled the forum’s membership and limited it to “several hundred left-leaning bloggers, political reporters, magazine writers, policy wonks and academics.” Posts within JournoList were intended only be made and read by its members….
Here’s a little more, picking up from the point of last month’s closure of JournoList, by Hot Air:
After someone torpedoed Dave Weigel’s Washington Post gig by breaking the code of silence on the Journolist listserv, the race has been on to see who would sell the entire contents of the e-mail messages between the liberal members of the group – and who would get to buy them. We may never know who sold it, but Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller wound up with the data….
So The Caller’s 3rd fascinating installment today reveal the JournoList’s private chatter was about John McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008.
While these emails detailing MSM’s attack on Palin come as no surprise, the verification provides some semblance of satisfaction, although the damage has been done.
This excerpt focuses on the political pluses and minuses of Palin’s baby Trig, born with Down syndrome:
Ryan Donmoyer, a reporter for Bloomberg News who was covering the campaign, sent a quick thought that Palin’s choice not to have an abortion when she unexpectedly became pregnant at age 44 would likely boost her image because it was a heartwarming story.
“Her decision to keep the Down’s baby is going to be a hugely emotional story that appeals to a vast swath of America, I think,” Donmoyer wrote.
Politico reporter Ben Adler, now an editor at Newsweek, replied, “but doesn’t leaving said baby without its mother while she campaigns weaken that family values argument? Or will everyone be too afraid to make that point?”
No, as we know now, they weren’t, although wimp misogynist Adler was able to hide behind the pants of liberal hypocritical feminists, who went on to wage the attacks.
The JournoList emails prove liberal journalistic collusion to promote their agenda. I don’t begrudge these liberals calloused political conversations. I’ve engaged in many of my own.
But I do begrudge their persistent protests of innocence over the years against charges of bias, which they’ll no longer be able to get away with.