Obama Press Love Fest
… the Mainstream media is in the liberal tank and henceforth known as PHONY JOURNALIST.
Journolist… Yes but the Reporters at Pravda weren’t such Insufferable Assholes
No steadfast journalism rule is unbendable when it comes to justifying and protecting the racket that is modern journalism, specifically, political journalism in the United States today. The ends justify the means for the Democrat Media Complex. They lie when they claim to be objective. They lie when they claim to be unbiased, because these so called “truth seekers” are guilty of engaging in open political warfare. And when the whistle is blown, they simply double down. “Journolist” — like Media Matters, but more insidious, if that’s possible — is an attempt to put the genie back in the bottle, technology and “the masses” uncovered the conspiracy:
Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright (THIS IS A MUST READ)
Chris Hayes of The Nation…
“Our country disappears people. It tortures people. It has the blood of as many as one million Iraqi civilians — men, women, children, the infirmed — on its hands. You’ll forgive me if I just can’t quite dredge up the requisite amount of outrage over Barack Obama’s pastor,” Hayes wrote.
The there is Spencer Ackerman…
“Part of me doesn’t like this shit either,” agreed Spencer Ackerman, then of the Washington Independent. “But what I like less is being governed by racists and warmongers and criminals.”
Ackerman went on:
I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It’s not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright’s defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.
And I think this threads the needle. If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists. Ask: why do they have such a deep-seated problem with a black politician who unites the country? What lurks behind those problems? This makes *them* sputter with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction.
Oh yeah – when you have no argument to defend a proven racist like Jeremiah Wright, play the race card on the right – it’s typical of the left that they can’t defend their position so they try divert the argument into calling the conservative a racist solely on the grounds the right doesn’t like Obama’s policies. It’s a laughable tactic but to me conservatives spend too much time taking the bait and proclaiming they are not, instead of deflecting the false charges and realize that the loony liberal is out of reason, has no facts and resorting to the irrational tactic of name calling. It’s all they have left.
Kevin Drum, then of Washington Monthly, also disagreed with Ackerman’s strategy. “I think it’s worth keeping in mind that Obama is trying (or says he’s trying) to run a campaign that avoids precisely the kind of thing Spencer is talking about, and turning this into a gutter brawl would probably hurt the Obama brand pretty strongly. After all, why vote for him if it turns out he’s not going change the way politics works?”
But it was Ackerman who had the last word. “Kevin, I’m not saying OBAMA should do this. I’m saying WE should do this.”
Yea Ackerman that’s the media job – campaigning for a candidate under the banner of reporting – pathetic.
Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News
But if that man was Rush Limbaugh, and you were Sarah Spitz, a producer for National Public Radio, that isn’t what you’d do at all.
In a post to the list-serv Journolist, an online meeting place for liberal journalists, Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed in torment.
… and they call us the haters? I think they need to have a no heart to heart in the mirror. I hear plenty of libs wishing some conservatives dead – but I have yet to hear creditable claim of a conservative doing the same.
In the summer of 2009, agitated citizens from across the country flocked to town hall meetings to berate lawmakers who had declared support for President Obama’s health care bill. For most people, the protests seemed like an exercise in participatory democracy, rowdy as some of them became.
On Journolist, the question was whether the protestors were garden-variety fascists or actual Nazis.
“You know, at the risk of violating Godwin’s law, is anyone starting to see parallels here between the teabaggers and their tactics and the rise of the Brownshirts?” asked Bloomberg’s Ryan Donmoyer. “Esp. Now that it’s getting violent? Reminds me of the Beer Hall fracases of the 1920s.”
What violence? The only violence I’ve seen has came from groups like the liberal SEIU and looney left agitators – anyone remember the G20 in Philly or Canada? It damn sure what conservatives protesting for more social justice global handouts. Not to forget they so-called phony journalist using derogatory terms to describe tax paying citizens using their constitution right to disagree. What douche bags.
Richard Yeselson, a researcher for an organized labor group who also writes for liberal magazines, agreed. “They want a deficit driven militarist/heterosexist/herrenvolk state,” Yeselson wrote. “This is core of the Bush/Cheney base transmorgrified into an even more explicitly racialized/anti-cosmopolitan constituency. Why? Um, because the president is a black guy named Barack Hussein Obama. But it’s all the same old nuts in the same old bins with some new labels: the gun nuts, the anti tax nuts, the religious nuts, the homophobes, the anti-feminists, the anti-abortion lunatics, the racist/confederate crackpots, the anti-immigration whackos (who feel Bush betrayed them) the pathological government haters (which subsumes some of the othercategories, like the gun nuts and the anti-tax nuts).”
“I’m not saying these guys are capital F-fascists,” added blogger Lindsay Beyerstein, “but they don’t want limited government. Their desired end looks more like a corporate state than a rugged individualist paradise. The rank and file wants a state that will reach into the intimate of citizens when it comes to sex, reproductive freedom, censorship, and rampant incarceration in the name of law and order.”
Boy talk about pigeon holing a entire class of people into covenant little categories – whereas with the sole term alone of “anti-cosmopolitan” this writer is saying anyone outside the city limits of the metropolitan areas are backwoods morons fearmongers, but I’m willing to bet Yeselson as spend very little time outside his mom basement, better yet rural America.
When the writer Victor Davis Hanson wrote an article about immigration for National Review, for example, blogger Ed Kilgore didn’t even bother to grapple with Hanson’s arguments. Instead Kilgore dismissed Hanson’s piece out of hand as “the kind of Old White Guy cultural reaction that is at the heart of the Tea Party Movement. It’s very close in spirit to the classic 1970s racist tome, The Camp of the Saints, where White Guys struggle to make up their minds whether to go out and murder brown people or just give up.”
Again the cry of “racist” is all they have and it doesn’t stick – they can’t argue that the country is not going broke, that the stimulus failed, that unemployment is still sky high. that the vast majority of people do not want ObamaCare, that they do not want Cap and Tax, and that Obama is a failing, lying President not because he is half black but because he is all liar, inept and in over his head.
“I am genuinely scared” of Fox, wrote Guardian columnist Daniel Davies, because it “shows you that a genuinely shameless and unethical media organisation *cannot* be controlled by any form of peer pressure or self-regulation, and nor can it be successfully cold-shouldered or ostracised. In order to have even a semblance of control, you need a tough legal framework.” Davies, a Brit, frequently argued the United States needed stricter libel laws.
So FoxNews needs to be shut down just because they will not conform to liberal peer pressure – remember it was Obama and Robert Gibbs that tried to label FoxNews as NOT a media/news outlet. Perhaps they too were on the journalist listservre.
“I agree,” said Michael Scherer of Time Magazine. Roger “Ailes understands that his job is to build a tribal identity, not a news organization. You can’t hurt Fox by saying it gets it wrong, if Ailes just uses the criticism to deepen the tribal identity.”
Of course you can’t say Fox gets it wrong all to often they don’t – and while the lib media generally gets it wrong which can be proven time and time again, you never see them debunk Fox with facts – because facts and liberals are like oil and water, they don’t mix. (BTW Fox Corrected the Sherrod story – I’ve yet to hear the MSM correct a story that was blatantly false.)
Jonathan Zasloff, a law professor at UCLA, suggested that the federal government simply yank Fox off the air. “I hate to open this can of worms,” he wrote, “but is there any reason why the FCC couldn’t simply pull their broadcasting permit once it expires?”
And so a debate ensued. Time’s Scherer, who had seemed to express support for increased regulation of Fox, suddenly appeared to have qualms: “Do you really want the political parties/white house picking which media operations are news operations and which are a less respectable hybrid of news and political advocacy?”
But Zasloff stuck to his position. “I think that they are doing that anyway; they leak to whom they want to for political purposes,” he wrote. “If this means that some White House reporters don’t get a press pass for the press secretary’s daily briefing and that this means that they actually have to, you know, do some reporting and analysis instead of repeating press releases, then I’ll take that risk.”
Man can you believe all that crap? That’s the loony left media – they’d rather be a branch of the liberal government than protect and inform the citizenry. Phony journalist is all they are.
A few excerpts from JournoList journalists