What we said about the Black Panther case and the voter intimidation and Obama caucus scams: only now are we beginning to get the facts and understand what really happened in 2004-2008 and “Hey Republicans, it all happened during the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008. Don’t you get it yet?”
DailyCaller does the nation a great service today. DailyCaller posts some hidden history from the Democratic primaries of 2008 via the private emails of “JournoList” – which confirms and expands on our analysis of the 2008 elections. The secret history is of a kind with an earlier, no-longer-secret history, of the DailyKooks and the suppression of another scandal.
On November 12, 2007, we published “Big Media Party”. We noted that Big Media was in form and function more a political party than a news dissemination enterprise. As the primaries developed Tim Russert took the lead along with the rest of Big Media blowhards in taking down Hillary Clinton (then McCain, now Palin). Barack Obama was so incompetent and not up to the job of defeating Hillary Clinton that Tim Russert was repeatedly called Hillary’s “toughest opponent” on the debate stage. On the day after the November election we wrote “Big Media Elects Its Stooge” because the election was a triumph of the Big Media Party not the boob candidate and boob occupant of the White House known as Barack Obama.
With the now uncovered JournoList postings and the earlier DailyKooks postings it is also clear that the Big Media Party is also a Big Media/Big Blog CARTEL. Suppression of the news is their business. These “journalists” and Big Blog Boys should be prosecuted for their behavior and news suppression. We explain below.
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“It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic,
Of all things physical and metaphysical,
Of all things human and all things super-human,
Of all true manifestations of the head,
Of the heart, of the soul,
That the life is recognizable in its expression,
That form ever follows function. This is the law.”
“Cartels are agreements between most or all of the major producers of a good to either limit their production and/or fix prices. Cartels are generally illegal in the United States.”
The Big Blog Boys and the participants in JournoList are members of a cartel engaged in suppression of the news. The Big Blog Boys and the participants in JournoList come from many Big Media business enterprises, many publications, many broadcast outlets, many different companies, many different corporations, many different conglomerates – and they all conspired to suppress the news at their various business outlets. If a group of grocery stores owned by different people conspired to fix prices they would be liable to prosecution and trial and punishment. In this case “journalists” from many organizations conspired to fix the news. They likewise should be liable to prosecution and trial and punishment.
DailyCaller does not mention that the JournaList scandal is the same as an earlier scandal that has been forgotten by many. We have not forgotten. We have not forgotten the suppression of news engaged in by the Head Kook of DailyKooks concerning the illegal activities of his business Partner Jerome Armstrong. When the illegal and unethical frauds against the weak and powerless “pump and dump” schemes became public the Head Kook engaged in a successful suppression of the news.
“TNR’s Jason Zengerle has published an e-mail in which Markos Moulitsas urged his fellow liberal bloggers not to write about the burgeoning scandal involving his Crashing the Gate co-author Jerome Armstrong:
Why the strange silence in the face of such damning allegations? Well, I think we now know the answer. It’s a deliberate strategy orchestrated by Kos. TNR obtained a missive Kos sent earlier this week to “Townhouse,” a private email list comprising elite liberal bloggers, including Jane Hamsher, Matt Stoller, and Christy Hardin Smith. And what was Kos’s message to this group that secretly plots strategy in the digital equivalent of a smoke-filled backroom? Stay mum! He wrote (emphasis added below):
[...]My request to you guys is that you ignore this for now. It would make my life easier if we can confine the story. Then, once Jerome can speak and defend himself, then I’ll go on the offensive (which is when I would file any lawsuits) and anyone can pile on. If any of us blog on this right now, we fuel the story. Let’s starve it of oxygen. And without the “he said, she said” element to the story, you know political journalists are paralyzed into inaction.
He also has a theory about why the liberal bloggers on the listserv are complying. If you need to get caught up on the scandal, check out Jim Geraghty’s post on the subject.
The question raised by the “pump and dump” and the back stabbing of Paul Hackett pay-to-play episodes by Armstrong and Kos was this:
“I wonder how much this sort of thing goes on. I’m not on any private email lists like that and have never seen any behind-the-scenes plotting about what should or should not be blogged about. And I wonder who’s the leaker among the elite bloggers.”
Wonder no more. The question has been answered by DailyCaller. The cartel that liberal news outlets such as The Nation used to denounce has become us. DailyCaller get the emails which explicitly state the strategy to, as in the “pump and dump” scandal, ignore the news – and label Obama opponents as RACISTS:
“After someone torpedoed Dave Weigel’s Washington Post gig by breaking the code of silence on the Journolist listserv, the race has been on to see who would sell the entire contents of the e-mail messages between the liberal members of the group — and who would get to buy them. We may never know who sold it, but Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller wound up with the data, and they found a big story to lead off their exposés. In the first of a series on Journolist, Daily Caller reporter Jonathan Strong lays out a strategy plotted by Journolist members to kill the Jeremiah Wright story during the 2008 primaries — and to smear Barack Obama’s critics as racists:“
“It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign. [snip]
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.”
Others went further. 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.”
All these agents of Big Media corporations conspired to suppress the news. It’s a cartel of news suppression and disinformation and race-baiting. More from DailyCaller and the race-baiting which continues to today:
“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.”
“Richard Kim got this right above: ‘a horrible glimpse of general election press strategy.’ He’s dead on,” Tomasky continued. “We need to throw chairs now, try as hard as we can to get the call next time. Otherwise the questions in October will be exactly like this. This is just a disease.”
Tomasky puts a high-minded spin on the suppression of the news and his “throw chairs” strategy and Ackerman’s “call them racists”. Tomasky must be fired along with all the others on JournoList who knew what was going on in their listserve but suppressed that news too.
Cartels leverage their market power to affect prices. The Big Media cartel leverages its market power to distort and suppress the news and incite future intimidation of dissemination of news and actual questions about Obama:
“Thomas Schaller, a columnist for the Baltimore Sun as well as a political science professor, upped the ante from there. In a post with the subject header, “why don’t we use the power of this list to do something about the debate?” Schaller proposed coordinating a “smart statement expressing disgust” at the questions Gibson and Stephanopoulos had posed to Obama.
“It would create quite a stir, I bet, and be a warning against future behavior of the sort,” Schaller wrote.
Tomasky approved. “YES. A thousand times yes,” he exclaimed.”
The news suppression occurred with the assistance of Jared Bernstein who now, no surprise, works for Joe Biden. The members of JournoList who knew all this was going on must provide full disclosure and/or be fired by their respective “news” operations. The list is long – Holly Yeager, Joe Conason, David Greenberg, David Roberts, Todd Gitlin are just few of the names. That we know several of these people and like them is difficult but necessary – fire them all. Investigate what happened and who did what.
A statement was eventually released and published by the New York Times. As the Jeremiah Wright outrages increased with every Wright appearance, the cartel increased their suppression of news and protection of Chicago’s Barack Obama.
“It was another crisis, and members of Journolist again rose to help Obama.
Chris Hayes of the Nation posted on April 29, 2008, urging his colleagues to ignore Wright. Hayes directed his message to “particularly those in the ostensible mainstream media” who were members of the list.
The Wright controversy, Hayes argued, was not about Wright at all. Instead, “It has everything to do with the attempts of the right to maintain control of the country.”
A whore calling a whore a whore is Chris Hayes. What Hayes and his fellow news suppression agents did was an attempt to “maintain control of the country” while decrying others for trying to “maintain control of the country”. LeftTalkers and others endorsed Barack Obama because he was the Big Media “darling” and thereby surrendered the country to the Big Media Party and the cartel.
Chris Hayes and others engaged in more high minded flowery talk (just like Barack Obama) but they are just as crooked as he is:
“Hayes castigated his fellow liberals for criticizing Wright. “All this hand wringing about just how awful and odious Rev. Wright remarks are just keeps the hustle going.”
“Our country disappears people. It tortures people. It has the blood of as many as one million Iraqi civilians — men, women, children, the infirmed — on its hands. You’ll forgive me if I just can’t quite dredge up the requisite amount of outrage over Barack Obama’s pastor,” Hayes wrote.
Hayes urged his colleagues – especially the straight news reporters who were charged with covering the campaign in a neutral way – to bury the Wright scandal. “I’m not saying we should all rush en masse to defend Wright. If you don’t think he’s worthy of defense, don’t defend him! What I’m saying is that there is no earthly reason to use our various platforms to discuss what about Wright we find objectionable,” Hayes said.”
Spencer Ackerman shouted “CALL THEM RACISTS!”:
“What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.
And I think this threads the needle. If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists. Ask: why do they have such a deep-seated problem with a black politician who unites the country? What lurks behind those problems? This makes *them* sputter with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction.”
What the DailyCaller and the thugs on JournoList do not acknowledge however is that even though Ackerman named Barnes and Rove as examples of whom to call RACISTS – the inescapable truth is that this occurred during the Democratic primaries and THE ONES CALLED RACISTS WERE HILLARY CLINTON SUPPORTERS – US.
The “call them racists” strategy was not supported by Kevin Drum in what surely is a fitting testament to the stupidity of these Big Media/Big Blog boobs:
“Kevin Drum, then of Washington Monthly, also disagreed with Ackerman’s strategy. “I think it’s worth keeping in mind that Obama is trying (or says he’s trying) to run a campaign that avoids precisely the kind of thing Spencer is talking about, and turning this into a gutter brawl would probably hurt the Obama brand pretty strongly. After all, why vote for him if it turns out he’s not going change the way politics works?”
But it was Ackerman who had the last word. “Kevin, I’m not saying OBAMA should do this. I’m saying WE should do this.”
“Cal them racists” was a coordinated attack on Obama opponents from Obama and Obama worshipers.
We are just beginning to get the truth. We are just beginning to understand what happened in 2004-2008. We are just beginning to document the suppression of the news and the protection of Barack Obama. (Don’t Miss – “Ed Driscoll put together a video showing the correlation of this effort on Journolist and the declaration by CNN that it would be a “Wright-free zone.”)
The “race card” was first played against Hillary Clinton supporters and it is still being played today. The “racist” smear and the race card were first played against Hillary Clinton supporters and the target is still anyone who opposes Barack Obama. The blatant racism and race-baiting from Barack Obama and his thugs is only now being exposed.
The truth will continue to be exposed and a secret history of the 2008 elections will eventually emerge no matter how the latter day Stalinist try to suppress and distort the news:
“American journalism died today. What The Daily Caller has unearthed proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that most media organizations are either complicit by participation in the treachery that is Journolist, or are guilty of sitting back and watching Alinsky warfare being waged against all that challenged the progressive orthodoxy. The scandal predictably involves journalists posing as professors posing as experts. But dressed down they are nothing but street thugs. They deserve the deepest levels of public consternation. Will they get it?
The only way that the media will recover from the horrifying discoveries found in the Journolist is to investigate and investigate until every guilty reporter, professor and institution is laid bare begging America for forgiveness. Will they do it?”
What many will miss, either intentionally or because they will revert to tribal prejudices is that Hillary, her campaign for president, and Hillary Supporters were the first targets and victims of the Obama thugs.
We will not forget this history. We will continue to investigate. We will remember in November.