Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Do mainstream journalists have the courage to report on their own?

The Daily Caller came out this morning with a most intriguing expose'.

It's based around the infamous Journolist, the listserv comprised of several hundred journalists. The listserv was taken down last month after a leak came from within.

Well, with blood in the water, conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart jumped all over the news and has been working feverishly to obtain details about what exactly was discussed on the listserv.

His first expose' highlights a concerted effort by many in the media to downplay the Jeremiah Wright story of 2008 and attempt to turn the tables on Republicans.

I highly recommend you click here to read the entire article.

There's more to it, of course. As Ace of Spades discusses...

The defense will be made, and it's true to some extent, that the people engaging in these racist strategy sessions are mainly out-and-proud lefties, and so this doesn't say anything about the broader MFM.

But it does -- because the broader MFM may not have been commenting -- too careful to weigh in like that and leave tracks -- but their representatives were reading. And they seemed to be of like minds.

In the midst of this collaborative enterprise, Holly Yeager, now of the Columbia Journalism Review, dropped into the conversation to say “be sure to read” a column in that day’s Washington Post that attacked the debate.

And I don't see the Daily Caller noting any MFM types making a defense of ABC's coverage of the bona fide story.


This is a big story. Let's see what media types decide to cover it.

If they don't start showing some principles now, what happens when even further damning evidence is unveiled down the road, as is Breitbart's style.

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