Andrew Brietbart is offering a $100,000 reward to a whistleblower who will release the entire Journolist archive. Why bother? Washington Post management has control of the archive, via creator Ezra Klein, who works for the Post.
Like most companies, the Washington Post Company owns all their employees emails. This is set forth on page 10 and 11 of their Corporate Code of Business Conduct. Key sentence: “There should be no expectation of privacy in these electronic interactions.”
Now that we know that Journolist has functioned as a conspiracy to intimidate people into not reporting the news, the Washington Post Company owes the nation complete transparency on the activities of this cabal.
Filmmaker Michael Moore calls himself a staunch defender of the little guy, except maybe when that little guy has some content he wants to use and he doesn’t want to pay for it.
The filmmaker is stirring up a controversy of his own after he lifted an entire copyrighted news story
and its accompanying video from the “Knoxville News Sentinel” website and re-posted it on MichaelMoore.com without the site’s permission.
On July 5, the “Knoxville News Sentinel” posted a story and a video from reporter Frank Munger and photographer Michael Patrick about peace protesters at the Department of Energy’s nuclear weapons facilities in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Patrick shot several photos that were used in a photo gallery.
Days later, the entire story was re-purposed on Michael Moore’s website along with the photo gallery and video. The site linked back to the “Knoxville News,” but removed all credit from the photographs. Moore also reprocessed the video to remove the website’s branding.
“I noticed they had not only taken our video but they edited it a little bit and took off our Knox News logo and uploaded it to their YouTube channel and I e-mailed Michael Moore’s website administrator and told them they were using our photos,” Knoxville News Director of Innovation Jack Lail told Fox411. “I also filed a takedown request on YouTube and by the next afternoon YouTube had it removed. I never heard anything from Moore’s site.”
Read more here.
The Arizona Latino Republican Association will become the first Hispanic organization in the country to actively oppose the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the state of Arizona’s new immigration law.
Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, Inc., said he will be joined by ALRA Chairman Jesse Hernandez and members of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association at an announcement Thursday morning in Phoenix.
ALRA will become the first group of Latino Americans to “put a foot forward legally” in support of S.B. 1070 by filing a motion to intervene against the Justice Department’s lawsuit challenging Arizona’s immigration policy, Klayman said.
“This is a way to tell the country that, ‘Hey, we’re Americans too and we believe in the rule of law,” Klayman told Foxnews.com. “It’s a way to say, ‘We got here legally and we contributed a great deal. We want the rest of the country to recognize that we’re with you’ [in the national immigration debate].”
By filing the motion, Klayman said ALRA will be “in effect, a defendant” in the DOJ lawsuit, which names the state of Arizona as well as Gov. Jan Brewer as defendants. The Justice Department claims the federal government has “preeminent authority” on immigration enforcement and that the Arizona law “disrupts” that balance.
The motion was being finalized as of Tuesday.
Read more here.
If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond? As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would.
But if that man was Rush Limbaugh, and you were Sarah Spitz, a producer for National Public Radio, that isn’t what you’d do at all.
In a post to the list-serv Journolist, an online meeting place for liberal journalists, Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed in torment.
In boasting that she would gleefully watch a man die in front of her eyes, Spitz seemed to shock even herself. “I never knew I had this much hate in me,” she wrote. “But he deserves it.”
Spitz’s hatred for Limbaugh seems intemperate, even imbalanced. On Journolist, where conservatives are regarded not as opponents but as enemies, it barely raised an eyebrow.
In the summer of 2009, agitated citizens from across the country flocked to town hall meetings to berate lawmakers who had declared support for President Obama’s health care bill. For most people, the protests seemed like an exercise in participatory democracy, rowdy as some of them became.
On Journolist, the question was whether the protestors were garden-variety fascists or actual Nazis.
“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.”
Read more here.
Could it be that we are watching the final unraveling of the old and well-worn playbook of the Left and the ruling class?
One of the oldest tactics is the inevitable shouts of racism which is designed to not only distract the opposition but to mobilize minorities seems now to be no longer effective. The NAACP has been exposed for the hypocritical organization that it is. The election of a black President, who chooses to tacitly condone rhetoric to keep the races at odds with each other, has ironically released much of the population from the guilt for the country’s past sins. It is now obvious to an overwhelming majority of the population that any country that could elect a black man as President and have the black representation on the list of wealthy entertainers and athletes is not a racist country.
To use this tactic on the “Tea Party” movement is an epic mistake. Never in the country’s recent history has a genuine grass-root movement been more representative of such a significant part of the population (all races included). This is not the United States of the 1950’s or 60’s.
The “Journolist” exposure now confirms the true nature of the once-mainstream media. Mainly that they consciously chose to either not cover or minimize negative stories about the liberals and Democrats in particular Barack Obama. While many of us knew this, until now there was never hard evidence however it is now at hand.
Lastly, the process of demonizing one’s opponent by innuendo and outright lies is set well on its usual path by the desperate Democrat incumbents who cannot run on their or Obama’s record. However this tactic as well as the bogus racist charge has been overused and can succeed if the only source of news is the old media.
What all of the members of the current left-wing ruling class have failed to understand while sipping wine and lattes in the faculty lounges and coffee shops of Boston to Washington D.C. is that the really dumb people in fly-over country are not so stupid after all and that the alternative media is now the real “mainstream” media.
On the 4th of July, I discussed that the election of Barack Obama could well be the long term salvation of a country slowing sinking into a socialist morass. While the process of turning this massive ship of state around is a formidable task, I am more convinced than ever while viewing the goings-on of this past week from afar it can and will be done.