Behind The Curtain - Granite Grok

Behind The Curtain

BiasNo, we are not surprised to hear that a cabal of media elites (defenders of the ruling class) has been working to co-opt the message and suppress public discourse they do not approve of.


From The Daily Caller

Watching this all at home were members of Journolist, a listserv comprised of several hundred liberal journalists, as well as like-minded professors and activists. The tough questioning from the ABC anchors left many of them outraged. “George [Stephanopoulos],” fumed Richard Kim of the Nation, is “being a disgusting little rat snake.”

[…]According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.

In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

Michael Tomasky, a writer for the Guardian, also tried to rally his fellow members of Journolist: “Listen folks–in my opinion, we all have to do what we can to kill ABC and this idiocy in whatever venues we have. This isn’t about defending Obama. This is about how the [mainstream media] kills any chance of discourse that actually serves the people.”

Yup.  Not surprised at all.
Wait let me guess.  It was inadvertent?  Taken out of context?  This doesn’t mean anything coming from such a small number of journalists?
What’s it matter.  They are not about to cover themselves.  But then, that only cements their membership in the government elite.   They are not a free press at all.  They have not been for some time.  They are the propaganda mill of the democrats and the ruling class.  And they are so arrogant, they will dismiss it and continue doing it.