Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Journolist to the rescue! How some members of the MSM conspired to save Obama from the Rev. Wright story in 2008

I have often said if harm comes to this nation under the Obama administration that there should be two parties held accountable. First and foremost the administration should be held accountable and secondly and almost equally the MSM media.

During the 2008 election, the MSM pulled out all the stops to get Obama elected. From throwing Hillary Clinton under the bus to savaging Sarah Palin, the media did everything it could to make sure Obama had an easy glide into the White House.

The Daily Caller now has proof of just how much helping the media did to get Obama elected. The Daily Caller has published excerpts from email from the liberal listsev Journolist. What we learn is how writers from Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic worked on plans on how to soften the blow of the Rev. Wright controversy.  They even discuss making up charges of racism against the right in order to keep Rev. Wright from damaging Obama.

The Daily Caller: 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.” [...] 
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.
This is the exact ploy being used against Tea Party activists. I guess they decided to mothball it for later use. What is astounding is that none on the listsev objects to making up racism, they only object to whether or not the strategy will backfire on Obama.  Given the racial tensions that already exist in this nation, I find it a particularly evil to add to that tension by making stuff up for political gain. 
Read the entire Daily Caller piece, and make sure to share the link with anyone you know who is still getting all their news from the mainstream media.


Just a conservative girl said...

You need to add the McCain campaign tactic to not use Wright as part of the accountable. It more than likely would not have worked anyway, but just maybe a few people would have seen it earlier.

Chris said...

It's not just a theory anymore. Shame on the MSM.

Unknown said...

It is amazing how they say call Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, ANYONE a racist.This puts the whole MSM's attack on the Tea Party for being racist in a whole new light. Wonder how ABC is going to react to their people being ripped up? Frankly, they all need to just close shop because their creditability is totally shot. It already was but this is the final nail.

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nashvegas09 said...

Wonderful insights. Glad we're on the same side in this fight for our country.

BTW, there is no longer a MSM, this event has proven them to be the Pravda Press - PP for short.

Janelle said...

Given Wright's home address........can we say big f*%$#)+g hypocrite and leave it at that? I have a bit more respect for true believers, but he is a snake oil salesman.

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