The MSM: Worse than you thought.

I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Daily Caller has obtained copies of email from the Journolist that show major media figures plotting to kill stories about Jeremiah Wright prior to the 2008 election.

It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign.

The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public – to dissociate himself from them. Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?”

Watching this all at home were members of Journolist, a listserv comprised of several hundred liberal journalists, as well as like-minded professors and activists. The tough questioning from the ABC anchors left many of them outraged. “George [Stephanopoulos],” fumed Richard Kim of the Nation, is “being a disgusting little rat snake.”

Others went further. According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. 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.

And lest you think this is a new phenomenon, ever wonder why the feminists never had a problem with Clinton?

Katha Pollitt – Hayes’s colleague at the Nation – didn’t disagree on principle, though she did sound weary of the propaganda. “I hear you. but I am really tired of defending the indefensible. The people who attacked Clinton on Monica were prissy and ridiculous, but let me tell you it was no fun, as a feminist and a woman, waving aside as politically irrelevant and part of the vast rightwing conspiracy Paula, Monica, Kathleen, Juanita,” Pollitt said.

I’ve never thought much of the media, but I always assumed their attitude was from groupthink. Now we learn it’s the result of active conspiracy to shape the news and push the liberal agenda.

No more benefit of the doubt. They have shown themselves to be unprincipled, untrustworthy and unreliable.

The members of the Journalist need to be exposed and the conspiracy laid bare for all to see.

And no, an apology will not do.

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2 Responses to The MSM: Worse than you thought.

  1. Weer'd Beard says:

    Yep, their job as been to tell people how to think.

    Rev. Wright is a racist….but he’s racist against Whites and Jews, which is OK as in the media’s eyes they’re the cause of all evil. (Well the Jews in Israel, not the ones that eat in the Delis down the street from the news floor)

    Of course whites and Jews might take offense and see that hate is hate, and might make the rational that the quiet guy in the front pew nodding along with the puss-filled surmons for 20 years might actually AGREE with this hate, so they can’t risk that so the story must be killed.

  2. Jay G. says:

    What if the apology is accompanied by a Jonestown-style mass suicide?

    I mean, dream big…

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