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How the JournoList Influenced Journalists

The mainstream media’s uneasiness with covering the extent of Barack Obama’s relationship to the noxious Jeremiah Wright (and others) can be explained in part as a result of the ideas expressed on the now-disbanded leftist e-mail train JournoList. There’s nothing illegitimate about the efforts of the JournoListers; trying to influence the wider world of writers and opinion leaders is what ideologically driven people do. But the effort by JournoListers to pretend they don’t possess that influence over their mainstream colleagues — and that the right has a greater influence than they have — is both false and astonishingly disingenuous.

My take in the New York Post.



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