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The Who's Who of Journolist

Noisyroom.net has a featured post by Trevor Loudon, in which he lists the identities of 106 reported members of Journolist. Some you've probably heard of; many you've probably read. But you may not have known that many of them had connections to hard core socialist organizations:

There have been accusations that "Journolitstas," deliberately sought to downplay Obama's association with the Marxist Rev. Jeremiah Wright and tried to smear conservatives or opposing journalists as "racists."

This post looks at 106 reported "Journolistas" to look for connections or common threads.

Of the known "Jounolistas" and organizations listed below, many can be linked back to two interrelated groups Democratic Socialists of America, the U.S.'s largest Marxist-based organization and the D.S.A.'s "brain," the Washington DC-based, far left "think tank," the Institute for Policy Studies.

Between them, D.S.A. and the I.P.S. dominate or influence several organizations affiliated to JournoList, including:

*The American Prospect - Founded in 1990 by D.S.A. affiliate Robert Kuttner. Current editor-at-large, is leading D.S.A. member Harold Meyerson.

*Mother Jones - Includes D.S.A. member Adam Hochschild on its Board of Directors, plus some D.S.A. affiliated staff and contributors. Hochschild was a supporter of Progressives for Obama.

*Economic Policy Institute - Led by D.S.A. member Larry Mishel and I.P.S. affiliate Jeff Faux and several D.S.A. affiliated board members. This organization has contributed at least three officials to the Obama Administration, including Obama economic adviser and 'Journolista' Jared Bernstein.

*Center for American Progress - Several staff and officials are affiliated with D.S.A. and the I.P.S. Writing of the Center's relationship to the Obama Administration, former Weather Underground terrorist leader and Progressives for Obama supporter Mark Rudd said "There's a whole govt. in waiting that Podesta has at the Center for American Progress. They're mostly progressives, I'm told..."

*The Nation - Edited by I.P.S. trustee Katrina vanden Heuvel, who presides over an editorial board which includes D.S.A. members Norman BirnbaumBarbara Ehrenreich(also an I.P.S. trustee) and Deborah Meier, plus I.P.S. affiliates Tom Hayden and Roger Wilkins.

*In These Times - Created by I.P.S. and run mainly by D.S.A. members and affiliates. Based in Chicago, I.T.T.'s board of editors includes former Weather Underground terrorists and Obama associates Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

*Progressives for Obama - Established by D.S.A. members Barbara Ehrenreich, Tim Carpenter and Bill Fletchers, Jr. Ehrenreich and Fletcher are also I.P.S. affiliates, as were two more of P.F.O.'s six founders: Tom Hayden and Danny Glover.

*Campaign for America's Future - Founded in 1996, by several dozen D.S.A. members and I.P.S. affiliates, C.A.F. is a major coordinator of the U.S. "progressive" movement. In recent years it has organized several major Take Back America and America's Future Now! conferences in Washington DC - which are attended by the cream of the U.S. progressive movement, including Barack Obama himself.

And the list goes on and on.

Trevor lists the 106 people reported to have been Journolist members and provides the links for those members who had connections to the various Marxist/communist organizations he lists.

At the end, Trevor comes to this conclusion:

JournoList was not just a bunch of "liberal' journos with too much time on their hands.

It was a network of high level opinion makers, united by a "progressive" vision for America. They believed that their superior judgment and insight obligated them to present Americans with a view of reality that they would be too stupid and reactionary to grasp unaided.

At least a few, perhaps many, were committed Marxists who saw journalism, not as a profession, but as a revolutionary tool.

Take a look at the names and their connections to these radical left wing organizations and see if you agree with Trevor.

Considering that socialism and Marxism are not philosophies that are satisfied with leaving people alone to live their lives as they wish but are instead based upon forcing others to live as they dictate, I have to agree with Trevor. Many of these journalists were driven by their socialist/Marxist philosophy to do everything they could to help Obama win election.


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Comments (15)

Considering the philosop... (Below threshold)

Considering the philosophy behind socialism/Marxism is based upon forcing others to live as they want them to

In some case, like the Khmer Rouge, they perfected this technique.

Good job. Great post! : )<... (Below threshold)

Good job. Great post! : )

"Many of these journalis... (Below threshold)

"Many of these journalists were driven by their socialist/Marxist philosophy to do everything they could to help Obama win election."

Exactly. And now Obama is payin them backin spades. A marxist wet dream.

Everyone of them should be ... (Below threshold)

Everyone of them should be labeled as "Journolitstas" whenever one of their "news articles" is posted or discussed. They certainly aren't "journalists" and shouldn't be allowed to hide behind the title.

So they are the one's we've... (Below threshold)

So they are the one's we've been waiting for? When put to the test, America has always stood up and said, enough is enough. It will happen again even though the attack has come from inside the country. It is big and we should never forget it.

Hamish- STFU. We, the peop... (Below threshold)

Hamish- STFU. We, the people are not going to stand idly by and let you socialistliberalcommies ruin the country one second more. It is over. You are over. Pack your bags and head to Cuba.

GarandFan, everyone of them... (Below threshold)

GarandFan, everyone of them should be labeled as
"traitors." They are certainly not loyal to America, they are devoted to an evil ideology.

Hammish "ok" "thanx... (Below threshold)

Hammish "ok" "thanx" "for" "the" "ad-vice"

@Hamish,Your post ... (Below threshold)


Your post was a broad brushstroke and therefore has no credibility.

Kindly ignore Lee Ward at #... (Below threshold)

Kindly ignore Lee Ward at #5, folks.


LOL. And who was bitchin' ... (Below threshold)

LOL. And who was bitchin' about pseudonyms over on the Blue?

JLawson, my pet theory is t... (Below threshold)

JLawson, my pet theory is that he's now desperately trying to prove he's "better" than me in everything -- even the things he repeatedly claimed were morally repugnant. It's almost cute.

But we really shouldn't waste any more time on the tragically wretched, especially on Kim's piece...


Gotcha, Jay. Re J... (Below threshold)

Gotcha, Jay.

Re Journolist - all along the 'media' was going "Nope, no collusion, no agenda, no bias, we're just reporting on the 'facts'."

Pretty damn selective reporting, oddly enough. Good enough to get Obama elected - but I'm thinking the idiots on Journolist didn't have a friggin' thought about what was going to happen after they got Obama elected.

It was all pushing their ideology - and if they could just get Obama in, everything would be wonderful!

Never mind their ideology's never worked anywhere else - THEY were smart enough to make it go, and THEY would be at the top of the heap!

Idiots. They'd chop off their damn legs if someone told 'em they could run faster on their stumps.

Wrong tense: Not were, are... (Below threshold)

Wrong tense: Not were, are, or have they all changed their socialist leanings overnight?

Rev Lee Harvey Ward of the ... (Below threshold)

Rev Lee Harvey Ward of the State of confusion~

"You might want to consider switching over to "sports" or "stocks" as a topic for your blog. You'd have as much credibility as you do now and you won't further contribute to the GOP losses in the 2010 elections."

I would ignore your assininity but I just have to say.... Having proven yourself a racebaiter and discriminater against other blogger's on your own blog. You have -0 credibilty here.

Now take your computer and shove it up your ass.






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