Ever heard of the book “What Liberal Media?: The Truth about Bias and the News?” If you haven’t then take a gander at its description on Amazon:
The incredulity begins with the title What Liberal Media?, journalist Eric Alterman’s refutation of widely flung charges of left-wing bias, and never lets up. The book is unlikely to make many friends among conservative media talking heads. Alterman picks apart charges made by Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, George Will, Sean Hannity, and others (even the subtitle refers to a popular book by former CBS producer Bernard Goldberg that argues a lefty slant in news coverage). But the perspectives of less-incendiary figures, including David Broder and Howard Kurtz, are also dissected in Alterman’s quest to prove that not only do the media lack a liberal slant but that quite the opposite is true.
Yeah, he proved it alright. He proved what a liar he is by participating in that secret liberal media cabal called JournoList, and once Obama won the election this is his response on that list:
“Fucking Nascar retards…”
Others from that list that same night:
LAURA ROZEN, MOTHER JONES (NOW POLITICO): Can you imagine if these bozos had won?
LAURA ROZEN: People we no longer have to listen to: would it be unwise to start a thread of people we are grateful we no longer have to listen to? If not, I’ll start off: Michael Rubin.
MICHAEL COHEN, NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION: Mark Penn and Bob Shrum. Anyone who uses the expression “Real America.” We should send there ass to Gitmo!
LAURA ROZEN: Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich (afraid it’s not true), Drill Here Drill Now, And David Addington, John Yoo, we’ll see you in court?
JEFFREY TOOBIN, THE NEW YORKER: As a side note, does anyone know what prompted Michael Barone to go insane?
MATT DUSS: LEDEEN.
SPENCER ACKERMAN: Let’s just throw Ledeen against a wall. Or, pace Dr. Alterman, throw him through a plate glass window. I’ll bet a little spot of violence would shut him right the fuck up, as with most bullies.
JOE KLEIN, TIME: Pete Wehner…these sort of things always end badly.
That’s not it by a long shot. Check these “unbiased” journalists out proposing fascism because they are widdle bit scared of Fox News:
The very existence of Fox News, meanwhile, sends Journolisters into paroxysms of rage. When Howell Raines charged that the network had a conservative bias, the members of Journolist discussed whether the federal government should shut the channel down.
“I am genuinely scared” of Fox, wrote Guardian columnist Daniel Davies, because it “shows you that a genuinely shameless and unethical media organisation *cannot* be controlled by any form of peer pressure or self-regulation, and nor can it be successfully cold-shouldered or ostracised. In order to have even a semblance of control, you need a tough legal framework.” Davies, a Brit, frequently argued the United States needed stricter libel laws.
“I agree,” said Michael Scherer of Time Magazine. Roger “Ailes understands that his job is to build a tribal identity, not a news organization. You can’t hurt Fox by saying it gets it wrong, if Ailes just uses the criticism to deepen the tribal identity.”
Jonathan Zasloff, a law professor at UCLA, suggested that the federal government simply yank Fox off the air. “Do you really want the political parties/white house picking which media operations are news operations and which are a less respectable hybrid of news and political advocacy?”
But Zasloff stuck to his position. “I think that they are doing that anyway; they leak to whom they want to for political purposes,” he wrote. “If this means that some White House reporters don’t get a press pass for the press secretary’s daily briefing and that this means that they actually have to, you know, do some reporting and analysis instead of repeating press releases, then I’ll take that risk.”
They have no problem whatsoever in allowing the government to determine who is a worthy news organization, and who isn’t. Based on nothing more then the fact that Fox puts a Conservative point of view across instead of their own ideals. Fascism folks.
Bloomberg’s reporter Ryan Donmoyer then goes on to liken the Tea Party to Nazi’s:
“You know, at the risk of violating Godwin’s law, is anyone starting to see parallels here between the teabaggers and their tactics and the rise of the Brownshirts?” asked Bloomberg’s Ryan Donmoyer. “Esp. Now that it’s getting violent? Reminds me of the Beer Hall fracases of the 1920s.”
I’m sure many of the readers can school Donmoyer a bit about what those brownshirts were and did, and how there is no resemblance to them….especially because it’s getting violent? The only violence seen was Tea Party members getting attacked.
But the best part of all this?
These reporters are calling for fascism against Fox while at the same time crying over the fact that the Tea Party are a bunch of Fascist Nazi’s….to them at least with their pea-sized brains.
The opinions spread out amongst all these emails on Journolist are beyond partisan. They are fantasizing about the death of their political opponents. They are discussing ways of enacting state censorship of views they don’t agree with.
It’s a disgusting display of liberal bias and utter ignorance.