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Now there's a reward that would be worth every penny

Andrew Breitbart:

I've had $100,000 burning in my pocket for the last three months and I'd really like to spend it on a worthy cause. So how about this: in the interests of journalistic transparency, and to offer the American public a unique insight in the workings of the Democrat-Media Complex, I'm offering $100,000 for the full "JournoList" archive, source fully protected. Now there's an offer somebody can't refuse.

Yes, the mainstream media that came together to play up the false allegations that the "N-Word" was hurled 15 times by Tea Party participants at the Congressional Black Caucus outside the Capitol the day before the "Obamacare" vote, is the same MSM that colluded to make sure the American public accepted the smear, and refused to show the exculpatory videos that disproved the incendiary charges of Tea Party racism.

Ezra Klein's "JournoList 400" is the epitome of progressive and liberal collusion that conservatives, Tea Partiers, moderates and many independents have long suspected and feared exists at the heart of contemporary American political journalism. Now that collusion has been exposed when one of the weakest links in that cabal, Dave Weigel, was outed. Weigel was, in all likelihood, exposed because - to whoever the rat was who leaked his emails -- he wasn't liberal enough.

When the "N-word" controversy turned out to be an almost certain falsehood, Weigel had the professional courage to come out against 399 of his "JournoList" peers when he wrote:

I think we've seen a paradigm shift, and that the March 20 story will be remembered by conservatives as evidence of how the media accepts attacks on conservatives without due diligence.

Weigel also had the courage to issue a correction and a mea culpa when his reporting was used as a weapon by the unscrupulous Max Blumenthal to falsely smear James O'Keefe as a "racist organizer" of a white nationalist conference. Weigel eventually stepped up and set the record straight when he found out he was falsely named as a witness to the story.

Why was he chosen for outing among 400 "JournoList" participants? I can think of few liberal journalists who have been more fair than Weigel. And if I think that, imagine what true partisans on the left feel about his erratic and ideologically unpredictable output?

Weigel's career at the Washington Post was assassinated for his crimes against conformity. Try as he might, as a left-leaning journalist he didn't conform enough. When conservatives jumped on his exposure, he cited defending me as a mitigating alibi. Defending me publicly is a hangable offense in them thar liberal hills!

But Dave Weigel is not the story. The "JournoList" is the story: who was on it and which positions of journalistic power and authority do they hold? Now that the nature and the scope of the list has been exposed, I think the public has a right to know who shapes the big media narratives and how.

Here's hoping someone steps forward and claims the prize. 

What a game-changer that would be.


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Well, lets see....400 'jour... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Well, lets see....400 'journalists' on JournoList?
I think its a safe bet that picking out people that were on the list is like shooting fish in a barrel.

I would especially be interested in the traffic there in the months after the (P)resident declared his candidacy to the present. I'd bet there's a story there that could start a lot of heads rolling and I'm not talking figuratively either.

If there was an 'inner circle' that decided how they were going to shape the news then this makes the MSM complicit in a conspiracy to swing elections in this country based on the information they wrote about.

I don't think 100k is enough...

He's very clever to offer $... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

He's very clever to offer $100K. It's enough that people start putting their own needs ahead of ideology - what have all my fellow "progressives" ever done for me, anyway? - and start thinking hard about what $100K can buy.

And yes, the contents would be explosive to many in the legacy media, and rapidly accelerate the deterioration of America's trust of "journalists" in general - both of which would be good things.

What a game-changer that... (Below threshold)

What a game-changer that would be.

Why? Do you think it will reveal that *gasp* these "journalists" are liberal democrat partisans? Do we really need this to confirm it?

The ironic thing is, that e... (Below threshold)
Hank:

The ironic thing is, that even if the complete list were made public, who would cover and report it?

Does the Freedom of Informa... (Below threshold)
dnb:

Does the Freedom of Information Act cover uncovering this information?

"Do you think it will re... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"Do you think it will reveal that *gasp* these "journalists" are liberal democrat partisans? Do we really need this to confirm it?"

Well, we dont. Others need to hear it or they will never believe it. The real problem is that the legacy media will never cover it. They were on the list. So their audience, those who don't read blogs or get their news from the internet or AM radio, will never know what snakes they are.

Great idea. Then after Bre... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Great idea. Then after Breitbart has spent $100k exposing to people who read Internet blogs the liberal bias of the media he can double down and spend $200k to prove to Larry King's audience that the Earth is not flat.

"Then after Breitbart ha... (Below threshold)
914:

"Then after Breitbart has spent $100k exposing to people who read Internet blogs the liberal bias of the media he can double down and spend $200k to prove to Larry King's audience that the Earth is not flat."


Larry's ratings are flat lining and sinking to Obuma levels. The gullible guilt ridden infidels that fled to Barry's promised land will be returning in drove's now that he has proven to be even more incompetent the Carter. If that's possible?

Yes, it is.

dnb,FOIA only covers... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

dnb,
FOIA only covers the govt, not private citizens.

The DOW is plunging, Barry ... (Below threshold)
914:

The DOW is plunging, Barry is sponging.




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