“Objective” News Journalists: Let’s Coordinate For Obama

Some things are really so stupid. I mean, why go through the trouble of spelling out the implied purpose of the Journolist? If the lefties wanted to help George W. Bush, for example, they wouldn’t have been on a list of progressives. The list discriminated based upon ideology. Obviously, they were talking, coordinating coverage, honing ideas….to serve the cause they believed in, otherwise they would have allowed people of all ideologies onto the list.

And yet, these yahoos debated whether to really coordinate their messages. From the DC Caller:

While other members of the group debated whether to coordinate a pro-Obama message — or, more precisely, whether to concede that such a message was being coordinated – Todd Gitlin of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism had already made up his mind. Gitlin, whose job is to train the next generation of America’s most elite journalists, wrote this impassioned plea on behalf of the Obama campaign:

“On the question of liberals coordinating, what the hell’s wrong with some critical mass of liberal bloggers & journalists saying the following among themselves:

“McCain lies about his maverick status. Routinely, cavalierly, cynically. Palin lies about her maverick status. Ditto, ditto, ditto. McCain has a wretched temperament. McCain is a warmonger. Palin belongs to a crackpot church and feels warmly about a crackpot party that trashes America.

“Repeat after me:

“McCain lies about his maverick status. Routinely, cavalierly, cynically. Palin lies about her maverick status. Ditto, ditto, ditto. McCain has a wretched temperament. McCain is a warmonger. Palin belongs to a crackpot church and feels warmly about a crackpot party that trashes America.

“These people are cynical. These people are taking you for a ride. These people are fakes. These people love Bush.

“Again. And again. Vary the details. There are plenty. Somebody on the ‘list posted a strong list of McCain lies earlier today. Hammer it. Philosophize, as Nietzsche said, with a hammer.

“I don’t know about any of you, but I’m not waiting for any coordination. Get on with it!”

So I guess this is all super duper special extra awesome overt coordination of the “objective” journalists in question as opposed the super secret double covert coordination of journalists.

What lameness. I mean, is it even necessary anyway? I have yet to see an original thought roll through and out of their collective, Borg-like brain.

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