Journolisters Hated Town Hall Protestors
Wanted Fox News Shut Down
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2010 July 20

Yesterday bc3b posted that Journalists Plotted to Kill Rev. Wright Story.

Today The Daily Caller has a new expose of the Ministry of Propaganda Journolist:  Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News:

…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….

…“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).”…

The very existence of Fox News, meanwhile, sends Journolisters into paroxysms of rage. When Howell Raines charged that the network had a conservative bias, the members of Journolist discussed whether the federal government should shut the channel down….

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?”…

John Judis, a senior editor at the New Republic, came down on Zasloff’s side, the side of censorship. “Pre-Fox,” he wrote, “I’d say Scherer’s questions made sense as a question of principle. Now it is only tactical.”

There’s a lot more over there, including an account of the gleeful delight of Sarah Spitz, a producer for National Public Radio, when she considered the agony of Rush Limbaugh suffering from a heart attack.

Joseph Goebbels never had it so good.


From Byron York, Limbaugh responds to JournoList death wish report.  This is part of what Rush had to say:

And it is not just that they hate how I became who I am. They literally hate ME. They hate me because I am the most prominent, effective and unrelenting voice of conservatism and they have not been able to stop me. These people and their tactics are not new, we’ve seen them before in other countries and other times. They want to destroy contrary and opposition voices and views. They will climb over the law and the people to achieve their aims. Earlier in this administration, the president and his hacks targeted me, his party targeted me and their groups targeted me. They are all the same. They are leftists, disguised as lawyers, judges, scholars, professors, teachers, reporters, anchors, senators, representatives, legislative aids, congressional staff, federal bureaucrats, etc. There is NO Media. We know that now. There is just an incestuous relationship among all these various groups and a revolving door connecting them all.

York also mentions that Spitz is not an NPR producer, but instead  produces a “KCRW public radio program “Left, Right and Center,” which is heard on a number of NPR stations.”

In the comments Dr. Dog pointed out this piece at The American Spectator, Journolist Equals Liberal Fascism. It blasts off with this quote from President Reagan:

“The only morality [that] they recognize is what will further their cause — meaning they reserve unto themselves the right to commit any crime, to lie [and] to cheat…”
— Ronald Reagan, speaking candidly about the Soviet Union during his first press conference as president, Jan. 29, 1981

The Left never changes!

H/T:  The Daily Caller, Washington Examiner, The American Spectator.

56 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 July 21 4:40 am
    drdog09 permalink

    The full Jurnolist needs to be put up on a server for all and sundry to see. Then the names of those making these kind of remarks in this post need to be identified and openly humiliated out or their positions in the public square.

  2. 2010 July 21 4:45 am
    drdog09 permalink

    They want Völkerkrieg, lets give them Völkerkrieg.

    “Were you then, or have you ever been a member of the Journolist?”

  3. 2010 July 21 5:24 am
    bc3b permalink

    It’s interesting that Sarah Spitz, who wants Fox News shut down, works for NPR. Some, if not all of her salary, is covered by taxpayer dollars. Since she is employed by NPR, rather than a commercial network, I presume her talent in minimal.

  4. 2010 July 21 6:28 am

  5. 2010 July 21 6:41 am
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    We live in an authoririan state now… should this really shock anyone?

    It doesnt shock me one bit….

  6. 2010 July 21 6:44 am
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Not that despots or monarchs care about public opinion…..

  7. 2010 July 21 7:45 am
    justrand permalink

    Everyone in America needs to be made aware of this “Journolist” story…it needs legs, LONG legs.

    Some in the LSM are doing everything they can to ignore this…and some are doing everything they can to discredit those bringing the story forward.

    Those of us following the news for the last few years have known “something” was going on…but frankly we mostly assumed it was largely the fact that the LSM-herd was mostly inclined to follow the same trail.

    But THIS is an actual conspiracy to undermine our Republic. Not kidding.

    These people WANT…hell, they YEARN FOR Government control of information! If Obama announced today the creation of a “Ministry of Truth” these people would ALL apply for jobs immediately!

    Keep this story alive…spread it.

  8. 2010 July 21 8:07 am
    janzam permalink

    I try to listen to the John Batchelor radio program whenever possible.

    Last night he highlighted this story, including making some intense comments, at the end of his show, indicating he thought this story would indeed have “legs,” as it was breaking in a strong, dramatic fashion. Apparently, Batchelor was particular incensed over the treatment of Victor Davis Hanson in one of the Journolists many diatribes.

    Batchelor also felt that journalistic standards had been trashed, and that those involved would be in jeopardy of consequences for their journalistic hubris.

    I hope so!

  9. 2010 July 21 8:58 am
    drdog09 permalink


    I have only one quibble with Derek Thompson’s observations. Unlike other periods of severe unemployment, there was an end to the benefits. Not now it seems. Congress just passed round 3 yesterday. Also Thompson does not make the connect that the unemployment bennies is being funded by federal deficit spending. So unlike other periods, this time around unemployment will FUEL inflation not curtail it.

    In for a penny, in for a pound I guess.

  10. 2010 July 21 9:10 am

    Post 11, let me introduce you to post 5.

    pay attention people!!!!

  11. 2010 July 21 9:14 am

    Jan, thank you for mentioning Victor Davis Hanson. If any of the rest of you haven’t read the article I linked to, he is discussed at the top of page 2.

    Dr. Dog/#2, that’s an excellent suggestion–put the entire Journolist info up for all to see. Perhaps after Tucker Carlson is finished breaking the stories he will do that.

  12. 2010 July 21 9:22 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Related a good read over at AmSpec —

    Journolist Equals Liberal Fascism

  13. 2010 July 21 9:25 am

    Wow–great Reagan quote and great piece, Dr. D.

    I think my new motto is going to be what I wrote the other day in a post:

    Truth is Power!

  14. 2010 July 21 9:30 am
    JustMary permalink

    Those of us following the news for the last few years have known “something” was going on…but frankly we mostly assumed it was largely the fact that the LSM-herd was mostly inclined to follow the same trail.

    Obama had to be very much involved with this too, since he called out Fox News by name on several occasions. Whether he merely encouraged it, or he was assisting with the legality of avenues they tried to take…..

  15. 2010 July 21 9:31 am
    drdog09 permalink

    And so the battle is joined. State of AZ files brief to block injunctive relief by DOJ on SB 1070. —

    The WH are such amateurs. 70% of the country is WITH AZ. So as this legal battle drags trough the summer into fall it will become the backdrop of one overriding question — “Why should I vote for a Democrat?”. And that don’ t help them in the mid terms.

    But you know what? I’ll take a win caused by an unearned error on the part of my opponent.

  16. 2010 July 21 9:35 am

    JM, I’m sure that his fingerprints were there–probably through Axelrod or Rahm.

  17. 2010 July 21 9:36 am
    drdog09 permalink

    One of the many reasons why manned combat aircraft are doomed to museums. Only a series of test shots but the hand writing is on the wall. The air combat theater is getting too lethal to put a human in its way.

  18. 2010 July 21 9:51 am
    JustMary permalink

    #19 And that is where this story would really grow those legs.

  19. 2010 July 21 9:52 am

    Wow, is right Eph.

    I’ll try to thread that one.

  20. 2010 July 21 9:53 am

    23. PPP(D) and Gallup are now fighting for the title of worst pollster for 2010.

  21. 2010 July 21 9:57 am
    JustMary permalink

    (Jan, please dont repost)


  22. 2010 July 21 10:00 am
    JustMary permalink

    Catch the difference? The Republicans lead with a sample of Registered Voters, but the Democrats lead with a sample of Adults.


  23. 2010 July 21 10:01 am
    TLS permalink

    Comment from DrD’s link in #18:

    A.W. said…

    Well, their argument actually is that their decision to not enforce the law should preempt Az’s decision to enforce it. But that seems wrong.

    Like if i kill a man at a post office, that is both a federal crime, and a state crime. The FG might decide it is not worth its time to go after me, but why should that limit the state’s options?

    July 6, 2010 4:49 PM

  24. 2010 July 21 10:06 am

    25. LOL!

  25. 2010 July 21 10:09 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Has the Left gotten so bold (or stupid, your pick) that they are just not hiding it anymore? Or is the Right just become much, much better at reading the landscape and calling them on their mistakes? It just seems in the last couple of weeks the Left has been caught a hell of a lot of miscues.

  26. 2010 July 21 10:15 am
    TLS permalink

    #29 I think the left has been this sloppy all along, it just didn’t matter because no one looked too hard. But I fully expect that they will make adjustment and more and more this stuff will get harder to find or prove. We better be on our “A” game.

  27. 2010 July 21 10:33 am
    JustMary permalink

    They probably figure it doesn’t matter now because who is going to do what about it other than be informed?

  28. 2010 July 21 10:34 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Probably right TLS, because, lookie here —

    Seems preemptive confession is good for the Liberal soul. (If Leftists have souls…)

  29. 2010 July 21 11:05 am
    Deckard permalink

    My quote for the day:

    Edgar Friendly: You see, according to Cocteau’s (actually it should be OBAMA’s . . . . deckard) plan, I’m the enemy, ’cause I like to think; I like to read. I’m into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I’m the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, “Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?” I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I’ve SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It’s a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing “I’m an Oscar Meyer Wiener”.

    (the film “Demolition Man”)

  30. 2010 July 21 1:16 pm

    “All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again”

  31. 2010 July 21 2:27 pm

    Doc Zero writes this up. Among other consequences, he thinks the story will hook independents. Conservatives aren’t surprised.

    Whistling Past The JournoList Graveyard

    Leftist writers and pundits have been trying to stroll past the crater left by the Daily Caller’s JournoList bombshell, hands stuffed in their pockets and eyes rigidly forward.

    There’s more to come. Tucker Carlson has donned the bloodstained, skull-and-crossbones bow tie of battle. He promises more red meat from the JournoList archives. Anyone who has studied the tao of Breitbart knows the first revelations are not the worst. The way to turn the Left’s control of media against itself is to save the really devastating material for later, and release it on a timetable that keeps the story sizzling….

  32. 2010 July 21 2:34 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #35 This should be good!

  33. 2010 July 21 2:37 pm

    Yeah, it should be. From AB’s twitter the other day, he hinted there would be a lot to come. I think Tucker gave Breitbart a heads up on this.

  34. 2010 July 21 2:40 pm
    JustMary permalink

    I hope AB still gets taken seriously when the dust settles though. While my gut says he will redeem himself and then some, I hope that he can do so quickly.

  35. 2010 July 21 4:18 pm
    TLS permalink

    I agree rwy, the point was the NAACP audience reaction, not Sherrod. And the WH reaction is killing Oama with every update.

    Then you have the main link on Drude to a Rueters story that says “Images of Obama with a bone through his nose and watermelons on the White House lawn are often displayed at Tea Party Rallies.” You’d think that a declarative statement like that would include pictures, especially since it happens “often”. The press is losing the credibility to complain about unflattering edits and unsubstantiated claims by the minute.

  36. 2010 July 21 4:24 pm
    TLS permalink

    and Sherrod’s not off the hook yet either. You now have a whole slew of people wanting to know how someone settling a class action suit against the USDA gets a job with them. More to come on this one me thinks.

  37. 2010 July 21 4:40 pm
    JustMary permalink

    I agree with both of you, but he probably should have known that folks were going to hunt down the full video. It was effective though, as I said yesterday. The damage he wanted to do was done and the loudness of it overshadowed the fallout from the rest of the video. The burden of proof fell to them instantly.

    I didn’t hear about the watermelon crap though…..lemme go look.

  38. 2010 July 21 4:41 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Oh the reaction of the audience was indeed awful. If that was the target and not specifically her- the rest of the speech doesn’t matter much.

  39. 2010 July 21 4:45 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Images such as Obama with a bone through his nose and the White House with a lawn full of watermelons are often displayed at Tea Party rallies.

    They need to prove this. Photographic evidence. Course they can’t……

  40. 2010 July 21 4:49 pm
    TLS permalink

    JM they think they are being sly with the use of “such as” but that is a very bold accusation.

    ps. can you correct my turrets outbreak in #40? missed a bold mark somewhere 🙂

  41. 2010 July 21 4:51 pm
    JustMary permalink

    You had it in there, but you had it as /a instead of /b

  42. 2010 July 21 4:54 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Remember when Huffpo did that slideshow of the “scary” Tea Party signs? They said evil things like “Taxed enough already”. There was not one racially charged sign in the bunch, and they reacted to this group of pictures like the signs themselves were spewing acid and eating people’s brains. Don’t you think if there was even one watermelon picture it would have been included in Huffpo’s meanie list? Sheesh. Anyway, I commented over at Reuters, lets see if they put it up. Thanks for the tip.

  43. 2010 July 21 4:54 pm
    TLS permalink

    comment from the Rueters story:

    Jul 21, 2010 6:39pm EDT Your characterization that the tapes were edited to show Sharrod making racist statements is not correct. They were clips, as any reporting outlet would make, showing what was being reported – the NAACP audience acting positive toward racist comments. The report was that the NAACP is not policing racist behavior within itself – the report really said nothing at all about Sharrod – this is not about her. This is a story on the racist behavior at the NAACP, and now it has become another issue of total incompetence and the rush to judgement of the Obama administration.


    It ain’t working anymore folks!

  44. 2010 July 21 4:58 pm
    TLS permalink

    #47 you rock!! 🙂

  45. 2010 July 21 5:02 pm
    JustMary permalink


  46. 2010 July 21 5:07 pm
    TLS permalink

    #48 They posted it 🙂

  47. 2010 July 21 5:08 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Just saw that too. 😀

  48. 2010 July 21 5:11 pm
    TLS permalink

    Severely o/t, but…a poster at Great Lakes 4X4 commented:

    Saying Ted Kennedy changed politics is the same as saying Jeffrey Dahmer changed hitchhiking
    clarkstown cracker

  49. 2010 July 21 5:33 pm
    TLS permalink

    JM, sticking with the posts on that site, A LOT of people are taking exception with that line. I joined you with the following:

    “Images such as Obama with a bone through his nose and the White House with a lawn full of watermelons are often displayed at Tea Party rallies.”

    Images “such as”? So those aren’t the actual images that were displayed? Are these your “journalist” example of racist signs? Aren’t you parsing the facts to fit your mottif, just as you are accusing the “Conservatives” who linked the tapes of doing?

  50. 2010 July 21 5:36 pm
    JustMary permalink


  51. 2010 July 21 5:46 pm

    I don’t think Breitbart has backed up one inch, and I don’t think he needs to.

    Earlier this evening from his Twitter:

    “About to go on Charlie Rose Show. I’m ignoring nothing. NAACP rebuked it’s own audience for behavior. It’s about hypocritical NAACP.”

    Following his Twitter is highly amusing. He delights in retweeting all the nasty things people say about him. He mocks them continually. This is his retweet of something SEIU put out on Twitter.

    “RT @SEIU2008: ALL EYES ON OBAMA: An updated guide to @AndrewBreitbart ‘s lies …: Gladney quickly became a cause célèbre among … http … “

  52. 2010 July 21 9:04 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    The mask is off and we are seeing the left for what they are.

    Don’t make any mistake about it, they really truly hate us. And as they have said about Rush (which applies to anyone on the right), they wished we were dead.

    They have gone from thinking it to saying it amongst themselves to outright stating it. How soon before they start to act on it.

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