The bitching’s back from Journolist

The Journolist story continues today with more fun reads at The Daily Caller. First, a Tucker Carlson letter about the Journolist revelations: “Again and again, we discovered members of Journolist working to coordinate talking points on behalf of Democratic politicians, principally Barack Obama. That is not journalism, and those who engage in it are not journalists. They should stop pretending to be. The news organizations they work for should stop pretending, too.’

The blog The Volokh Conspiracy has a post showing there was at least one person linked both to the Obama campaign and to Journolist. “One question that has arisen in the last week is how closely JournoList members, not only discussed how to shape the news to advance the fortunes of Barack Obama, but coordinated with the Obama campaign. Jared Bernstein’s position as an unpaid adviser and surrogate shows that there was at least one direct link between JournoList and the Obama campaign.”

For the first time in longer than I can remember, Andrew Sullivan has something worth referencing with his post about the Journolisters’ collusion to construct the worst possible Sarah Palin narrative after her selection as Vice Presidential candidate. “Look: you know how appalled I was by the Palin pick, but on this issue, I have to side with the JournoList critics. If this was not an organized media campaign in the service of a political candidate, what would be?”

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