Jonathan Strong of The Daily Caller notes an interesting and instructive conversation that was held publicly between lefty blogger Matthew Yglesias and National Review’s Mark Hemingway. During their exchange on Twitter, lefty Yglesias claimed that lying is a legitimate tactic for “advocates” to use to win the policy argument, thereby admitting that liberals think it is OK to lie in order to get their policies in place.
On his Twitter feed, Yglesias told Hemingway, “I think fighting dishonesty with dishonesty is sometimes the right thing for advocates to do, yes. That’s an honest view.”
Need I say more? In case I do need to say more, Matthew Yglesias was one of 400 leftist members of JournoList, a group consisting of leftist journalists and professors and the like. And during their conversations, they discussed ways to attack those on the right who were bringing up facts. One way they discussed was to accuse a Conservative — it didn’t matter who — of racism.
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.”
So, a member of JournoList very explicitly claims lying is A-Okay and another member of JournoList advances the idea of calling Obama’s foes racist without any evidence whatsoever. To say the leftist JournoList media and professors lie for their agenda is to claim the oceans are wet. But one member of the leftist JournoList publically admitted as much. But anything for their agenda, right?