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Friday, July 23, 2010

Journolist fantasies

Sorry, a bit more on Journolist.

What's bothered conservatives most?

First, list member Spencer Ackerman privately used violent rhetoric to try to inspire fellow J-listers to distract from the Reverend Jeremiah Wright controversy in 2008. He suggested playing a "racism" card.

Second, a number of conservatives see conspiracy (or groupthink) in some listmembers' attempts to form the "line" on Sarah Palin -- someone largely unknown to the American public when named as John McCain's running mate in 2008.

Some rebuttal:

Conservatives seem to have forgotten the public threatened violence emanating from members of their own team.

And in regards to conspiracy, they forgot the leaked post-2006 election memo from a VP at Fox News.

And the Iraq war news, supported by paid Pentagon operatives.

Kudos to John Tabin of The American Spectator (a conservative outlet) for his genuinely more balanced views on all of this.

See James Fallows too.

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