In 2008 no matter what story, what allegation, what Liberal, Socialist, Progressive story came out, it was certain that what passed for journalism, would bury, cover up, or excuse any embarassing about Obama. The worst of it was chastizing and blackballing anyone not following the Protect Obama story line.
We all remember when Sarah Palin was intriduced as the Republican VP Candidate, the liberal, progressive propagandists descended on Alaska like a heard of Locusts. More in-depth searching and storylines came out on Palin than Obama. The Propagandists put a shield around Obama to deflect any story.
By a shear slip of the tongue, Gearge Steph. ask Revvum Wright about BO and solicitied the wrong story line answer. The propoganists at JournoList went in to hyper drive to deflect the story and bury it, successfully.
Now finally the almost real press has exposed JournoList for what it is, an Obama Propaganda Machine. Several articles came out on Memeorandum.com today exposing this fraud (my personal view of it). Here’s a story of many:
Media Liberals on ‘JournoList’ Plotted to Bury the Jeremiah Wright Story
By: Tim Graham
July 20, 2010 18:21 ET
The Daily Caller has another scoop on the leftist JournoList e-mails on Tuesday, 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.”
Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?”…The tough questioning from ABC left many of them outraged. “George [Stephanopoulos],” fumed Richard Kim of the Nation, is “being a disgusting little rat snake.”
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.”
“Richard Kim got this right above: ‘a horrible glimpse of general election press strategy.’ He’s dead on,” Tomasky continued. “We need to throw chairs now, try as hard as we can to get the call next time. Otherwise the questions in October will be exactly like this. This is just a disease.”
The most eye-opening quote may come from Chris Hayes, a regular guest and occasional guest host on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, writing about how America is a murderous, torturing giant, and that’s much more outrageous than Wright. In fact, Hayes echoed Wright’s sermons:
Chris Hayes of the Nation posted on April 29, 2008, urging his colleagues to ignore Wright. Hayes directed his message to “particularly those in the ostensible mainstream media” who were members of the list.
The Wright controversy, Hayes argued, was not about Wright at all. Instead, “It has everything to do with the attempts of the right to maintain control of the country.”
Hayes castigated his fellow liberals for criticizing Wright. “All this hand wringing about just how awful and odious Rev. Wright remarks are just keeps the hustle going.”
More of the story at the link: