Saturday, May 17, 2014

The JournoList

Silent Revolution: How the Left Rose to Political Power and Cultural Dominance by Barry Rubin:
The Third Left’s subversion of bedrock American institutions such as the news media has only become more emboldened. A more recent example Rubin cites is the 2009 JournoList scandal, a product of the machinations of former Washington Post star pundit Ezra Klein. Influential writers, academics and members of the press on the confidential JournoList list-serv spoke of how to be most effective in ensuring Obama’s election victory in 2008. They told colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Jeremiah Wright by calling Obama’s conservative critics racists. Rubin also cites Ryan Donmoyer of Bloomberg News who said, 'Is anyone starting to see parallels here between the teabaggers and the rise of the Brownshirts?' Yet, says Rubin, 'not a single serious investigation was conducted about Obama’s earlier life.'
The JournoList was America's mainstream media treating the American people like mushrooms so that the media's preferred candidate, President Barack Obama, would be guaranteed to win reelection in 2012. 151 names of American journalists have been confirmed and they include members from the Washington Post, NY Times, New Republic, Newsweek, POLITICO, Economist, CNN, The New Yorker.
151 Confirmed Members of JournoList

Friday, May 16, 2014

Why Was New York Times Editor Fired?

Why was Jill Abramson fired from the New York Times? 
     It is simple. "The Obama years are a benchmark for a new level of secrecy and control. It's created quite a challenging atmosphere for The New York Times, and for some of the best reporters in my newsroom who cover national security issues in Washington," Jill Abramson, the editor of the New York Times told an NPR host.
     "Collectively, they have really, I think, put a chill on reporting about national security issues in Washington." Abramson added: "Sources who want to come forward with important stories that they feel the public needs to know are just scared to death that they're going to be prosecuted. Reporters fear that they will find themselves subpoenaed in this atmosphere."