JournoList misogynists: Better for Obama had Palin aborted

Haven’t heard of the liberal JournoList scandal? Here’s a little backdrop, from Wiki:
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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:
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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.

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“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.

12 thoughts on “JournoList misogynists: Better for Obama had Palin aborted”

  1. I don’t understand. So there’s confirmed liberal bias in Newsweek because of this comment? But what about comments by Karl Rove and George Will, who also write in Newsweek?
    From a journalistic perspective, it is a good question – will anyone hammer on Palin because she went to work a couple days after birth. Why can’t that be wandered out loud?

  2. Ex-GOP,
    In answer to your question, it has never been the position of the ‘family values’ folk that women can’t work and raise a family, especially when ably assisted by their husbands and older children.
    This notion that family values means no working women is a typical fabrication of the left. First they concoct their own operational definition for one of our phrases, then beat us up as hypocrites for not living up to their operational definition of one of our phrases.
    It was a nice ride for the past 30 years, but the average citizen has caught on to the game. Here on the right, we know that the leftists hate Palin for being one of the 7% of mothers who refuse to murder her child for having Down Syndrome. Their seething would be comical if it weren’t so tragic.
    You ask:
    “will anyone hammer on Palin because she went to work a couple days after birth?”
    Not from our side. Conservatives don’t hate career women. Conservatives hate the message that says babies must die at the altar of women’s careers, that abortion and contraception are the liberal feminist sacraments. Her family all pitched in to help, and THAT is the type of ‘family value’ that we celebrate.

  3. Garard – thanks for the post. I agree with 80-90% of what you said – the one part that was slightly off in my mind, or you spoke by it but not to it was the notion that she was on the campaign trail with a baby – at least that is what the guy from Newsweek questioned, which again, I think is legitimate. I don’t think it is anything against women and working – just the timing of it.
    Not a biggie either way. I don’t like Palin, but it has nothing to do with family choices, her sex, or her kids – just policy stuff.

  4. No, as we know now, they weren’t, although wimp misogynist Adler was able to hide behind the
    of liberal hypocritical feminists, who went on to wage the attacks.
    Should have read:
    No, as we know now, they weren’t, although wimp misogynist Adler was able to hide behind the
    [black] pantsuits [to conceal the girth]
    of liberal hypocritical feminists, who went on to wage the attacks.

  5. ex-RINO,
    Karl Rove is a self professed conservative commentator and as far as I know has never made any claim to be a ‘journalist’.
    George Will may have been a journalist at one time, but he too now is a conservative commentator.
    1 a : the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media b : the public press c : an academic study concerned with the collection and editing of news or the management of a news medium
    2 a : writing designed for publication in a newspaper or magazine b : writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation
    Examples of bias:
    Barrak Obama walks on water across the Potomac River.
    The headline in the Washington Post reads:
    ‘President performs amazing feat’
    George W. Bush walks on water across the Potomac River.
    Washington Post headline reads:
    ‘President Can’t Swim’
    America and the Soviet Union are the only two participant in an around the world automobile race.
    American finishes first and the Soviets finish second.
    The story in Pravda reads:
    ‘Soviet car is the second fastest car in the race.
    Americans finish next to last.’
    Hear is one that I heard on ABC news radio:
    The AVERAGE price of gasoline in America is four dollars a gallon. Many americans are paying much more.
    [duh! Just as many american are paying much less.]

  6. I’m frequently amazed by the arrogance of the left.
    How many women routinely go back to work after giving birth simply because, um, well, they need the money? Badly?
    How many fathers have abandoned their children and sex partners after the contraceptives failed? How many of these women had enough pangs of conscience–or God forbid we say this:love–to decide to give life even in severely difficult circumstances?
    I suspect noone bothered following the “story” because they realized the raging hypocrisy of the left would be revealed in spades.
    Sarah Palin is ambitious, witty, successful, powerful, and a high wager earner. Her husband at times has been a stay-at-home dad while she, Sarah, conquers the world. Everything the left says it loves.
    The left HATES her because she won’t quit on being a mother of 3(?), a faithful wife, and a Christian. In other words, she does everything they say they desire, but won’t do it the way the insist.

  7. I read the title and came here expecting to read about someone saying it would be better for Obama if Palin aborted.
    Instead, I see a comment about how choosing to have a down syndrome baby will strike a “cute” cord with many Americans, and that other Americans will think she’s hurting her family by campaigning when she has a little one.
    I don’t think the title of this piece fairly conveys the quotes mentioned within this article. Maybe I missed something, but I don’t see anyone saying Palin should have aborted or it would have been better if she aborted.

  8. Ex-GOP,
    I did speak by, but not to the point of Palin being on the campaign trail with the baby. In all fairness, I would say the following of any similarly situated woman in either political party:
    There are some factors that necessitate the baby being on the trail with her.
    Bonding and Breast feeding come to mind. Then, I suppose if she left the baby at home she would come in for some heavy-duty ‘family values’ criticism for that one.
    Given the Down syndrome issue, if she did not allow herself to be photographed with the baby, she would be guilty of demonstrating ‘shame’ or ’embarassment’.
    The list of ‘gotchas’ is pretty long. In the end, she brought her family, her whole family, with her on the campaign trail.
    Be it Sarah Palin or Michelle Obama, I say Bravo!

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