By Gary P Jackson                                                                                                            January 17, 2011

With the democrat’s blood libel against Sarah Palin, it’s a good time to remind people who their media partners are.   Last year the JournoList scandal broke, as e-mails revealed there was a conspiracy among some of the nation’s top “journalists” and members of academia to shape the news to fit the left wing narrative, as well as a concerted effort to harm Sarah Palin, and protect Barack Obama. To hide his radical past, and shady associates, from the American people.

We wrote numerous articles at the time, including: Journolist Media And Academic Members Exactly What You Expected: Communists, Socialists, And George Soros Stooges.

Here are the 151 known members of the JournoList conspiracy. See how many you recognize as contributors to the blood libel of Sarah Palin, and the attacks on all Conservatives, for the actions of a left wing mad man.

1. Spencer Ackerman – Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect
2. Thomas Adcock – New York Law Journal
3. Ben Adler – Newsweek, POLITICO
4. Mike Allen – POLITICO
5. Eric Alterman – The Nation, Media Matters for America
6. Marc Ambinder – The Atlantic
7. Greg Anrig – The Century Foundation
8. Ryan Avent – Economist
9. Dean Baker – The American Prospect
10. Nick Baumann – Mother Jones
11. Josh Bearman – LA Weekly
Paul Bedard US NEWS  = ADDED to list see comment
12. Steven Benen – The Carpetbagger Report
13. Ari Berman – The Nation
14. Jared Bernstein – Economic Policy Institute
15. Michael Berube – Crooked Timer, Pennsylvania State University
16. Brian Beutler – The Media Consortium
17. Lindsay Beyerstein – Freelance journalist
18. Joel Bleifuss – In These Times
19. John Blevins – South Texas College of Law
20. Sam Boyd – The American Prospect
21. Ben Brandzel –,  John Edwards Campaign
22. Shannon Brownlee – Author, New America Foundation
23. Will Bunch – Philadelphia Daily News
24. Rich Byrne – Playwright
25. Jonathan Chait – The New Republic
26. Lakshmi Chaudry – In These Times
27. Isaac Chotiner – The New Republic
28. Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic
29. Michael Cohen – New America Foundation
30. Jonathan Cohn – The New Republic
31. Joe Conason – The New York Observer
32. Lark Corbeil – Public News Service
33. David Corn – Mother Jones
34. Daniel Davies – The Guardian
35. David Dayen – FireDogLake
36. Brad DeLong – The Economists’ Voice, University of California at Berkeley
37. Ryan Donmoyer – Bloomberg News
38. Adam Doster – In These Times
39. Kevin Drum – Washington Monthly
40. Matt Duss – Center for American Progress
41. Gerald Dworkin – UC Davis
42. Eve Fairbanks – The New Republic
43. Henry Farrell – George Washington University
44. Tim Fernholz – American Prospect
45. Dan Froomkin – Huffington Post, Washington Post
46. Jason Furman – Brookings Institution
47. James Galbraith – University of Texas at Austin
48. Kathleen Geier – Talking Points Memo
49. Todd Gitlin – Columbia University
50. Ilan Goldenberg – National Security Network
51. Arthur Goldhammer – Harvard University
52. Dana Goldstein – The Daily Beast
53. Andrew Golis – Talking Points Memo
54. Jaana Goodrich – Blogger
55. Merrill Goozner – Chicago Tribune
56. David Greenberg – Slate
57. Robert Greenwald – Brave New Films
58. Chris Hayes – The Nation
59. Don Hazen – Alternet
60. Jeet Heer – Canadian Journolist
61. Jeff Hauser – Political Action Committee, Dennis Shulman Campaign
62. Michael Hirsh – Newsweek
Michael Isikoff, National investigative correspondent  – NBC

63.  James Johnson University of Rochester
64. John Judis – The New Republic, The American Prospect
65. Foster Kamer – The Village Voice
66. Michael Kazin – Georgetown University
67. Ed Kilgore – Democratic Strategist
68. Richard Kim – The Nation
69. Charlie Kireker – Air America Media
70. Mark Kleiman – UCLA The Reality Based Community
71. Ezra Klein – Washington Post, Newsweek, The American Prospect
72. Joe Klein – TIME
73. Robert Kuttner – American Prospect, Economic Policy Institute
74. Paul Krugman – The New York Times, Princeton University
75. Lisa Lerer – POLITICO
76. Daniel Levy – Century Foundation
77. Ralph Luker – Cliopatria
78. Annie Lowrey – Washington Independent
79. Robert Mackey – New York Times
80. Mike Madden – Salon
81. Maggie Mahar – The Century Foundation
82. Dylan Matthews – Harvard University
83. Alec McGillis – Washington Post
84. Scott McLemee – Inside Higher Ed
85. Sara Mead – New America Foundation
86. Ari Melber – The Nation
87. David Meyer – University of California at Irvine
88. Seth Michaels –
89. Luke Mitchell – Harper’s Magazine
90. Gautham Nagesh – The Hill, Daily Caller
91. Suzanne Nossel – Human Rights Watch
92. Michael O’Hare – University of California at Berkeley
93. Josh Orton –, Air America Media
94. Rodger Payne – University of Louisville
95. Rick Perlstein – Author, Campaign for America’s Future
96. Nico Pitney – Huffington Post
97. Harold Pollack – University of Chicago
98. Katha Pollitt – The Nation
99. Ari Rabin-Havt – Media Matters
100. Joy-Ann Reid – South Florida Times
101. David Roberts – Grist
102. Lamar Robertson – Partnership for Public Service
103. Sara Robinson – Campaign For America’s Future
104. Alyssa Rosenberg – Washingtonian, The Atlantic, Government Executive
105. Alex Rossmiller – National Security Network
106. Michael Roston – Newsbroke
107. Laura Rozen – POLITICO, Mother Jones
108. Felix Salmon – Reuters
109. Greg Sargent – Washington Post
110. Thomas Schaller – Baltimore Sun
111. Noam Scheiber – The New Republic
112. Michael Scherer – TIME
113. Mark Schmitt – American Prospect, The New America Foundation
114. Rinku Sen – ColorLines Magazine
115. Julie Bergman Sender – Balcony Films
116. Adam Serwer – American Prospect
117. Walter Shapiro –
118. Kate Sheppard – Mother Jones
119. Matthew Shugart – UC San Diego
120. Nate Silver –
121. Jesse Singal – The Boston Globe, Washington Monthly
122. Ann-Marie Slaughter – Princeton University
123. Ben Smith – POLITICO
124. Sarah Spitz – KCRW
125. Adele Stan – The Media Consortium
126. Paul Starr – The Atlantic
127. Kate Steadman – Kaiser Health News
128. Jonathan Stein – Mother Jones
129. Sam Stein – Huffington Post
130. Matt Steinglass – Deutsche Presse-Agentur
131. James Surowiecki – The New Yorker
132. Jesse Taylor –
133. Steven Teles – Yale University
134. Mark Thoma – The Economists’ View
135. Michael Tomasky – The Guardian
136. Jeffrey Toobin – CNN, The New Yorker
137. Rebecca Traister – Salon
138. Tracy Van Slyke – The Media Consortium
139. Paul Waldman – Author, American Prospect
140. Dave Weigel – Washington Post, MSNBC, The Washington Independent
141. Moira Whelan – National Security Network
142. Scott Winship – Pew Economic Mobility Project
143. J. Harry Wray – DePaul University
144. D. Brad Wright – University of NC at Chapel Hill
145. Kai Wright – The Root
146. Holly Yeager – Columbia Journalism Review
147. Rich Yeselson – Change to Win
148. Matthew Yglesias – Center for American Progress, The Atlantic Monthly
149. Jonathan Zasloff – UCLA
150. Julian Zelizer – Princeton University
151. Avi Zenilman – POLITICO


6 responses to “JournOList

  1. Adding Paul Bedard and Isikoff to the JournOlist
    Boldface lies and Obama in the tank writers ..writers who are less than factual in their articles. These people write for major media. Investigative???

    Hawaii official denounces ‘ludicrous’ birther claims.
    By Michael Isikoff, National investigative correspondent – NBC
    NBC : April 9,

    Boss Says Birther Claims a Distraction
    By Paul Bedard
    April 13, 2011

  2. Background information and more names of JournOlist members:

    Political operatives on Journolist worked to shape news coverage

    Despite its name, membership in the liberal online community Journolist wasn’t limited to journalists. Present among the bloggers, reporters and editors were a number of professional political operatives, including top White House economic advisors, key Obama political appointees, and Democratic campaign veterans. Some left government to join Journolist. Others took the opposite route. A few contributed to Journolist from their perches in politics. At times, it became difficult to tell who was supposed to be covering policy and who was trying to make it.

    Two of the administration’s chief economic advisors, Jared Bernstein, the vice president’s top economist, and Jason Furman, deputy director of the National Economic Council, were members of Journolist until they began working officially for Obama.

    Ilan Goldenberg, now an advisor on Middle East policy at the Pentagon, was a member until he joined the administration. Moira Whelan left Journolist to work at the Department of Homeland Security. Anne-Marie Slaughter left to work at the State Department. Former Journolist member Ben Brandzel is now a top staffer at Organizing for America, the political arm of the Obama White House.

    Josh Orton, a former spokesman for Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), became Obama’s deputy director of new media during the 2008 presidential campaign. After the election, he joined Journolist.

    Journolist founder Ezra Klein, a staffer at the Washington Post, says he “tried to be very strict” in making sure no active political operatives joined Journolist. “It’s possible I missed someone,” he explained in an email.

    In fact, he did. Jeff Hauser wrote scores of posts on Journolist during the time he was managing the New Jersey congressional campaign of Democrat Dennis Shulman. Hauser didn’t do much to hide his affiliation. Indeed, his posts on Journolist were signed, “Campaign Manager, Shulman for Congress,” followed by the campaign’s web address. After the election, Hauser took positions at a 527 group and a political action committee. He never left Journolist.

    Jared Bernstein, meanwhile, worked as an unpaid surrogate for Barack Obama during much of the campaign. All the while, he remained a member of Journolist. Even after the campaign ended, and he had joined the Obama administration, Bernstein continued his contact with the group. In May of 2009, Bernstein contacted Ezra Klein to pass a message along to list members.

    “Calling all Journos,” Bernstein wrote in a message relayed by Klein. “I thought we got too little love from progressive types re our tax changes targeted at businesses with overseas operations. We’re maybe going for another bite at the apple this Monday,” he wrote. Bernstein invited members of the list to join him on a conference call on the issue a few days later.

    Not everyone was sold. A couple of members on the list, including Greg Anrig of the Century Foundation and Bloomberg’s Ryan Donmoyer, panned the administration’s plan to crack down on offshore tax havens as a misleading political stunt.

    Dean Baker, at the time a blogger at the American Prospect, agreed the policy was dishonest, but defended it anyway. “Sure, some of the things they are saying are not true (the jobs story first and foremost),” he wrote, “but the industry groups have this town blanketed with lobbyists and own a large portion of Congress outright. … There has to be some counterforce to the industry groups and that is the populist rabble. It might not be pretty, but that’s Washington.”
    In the end, 14 journalists expressed interest in the conference call with Bernstein, including Donmoyer and Washington Post reporter Alec MacGillis. The effort appeared to be wasted on Donmoyer, who in the coming weeks wrote a couple of stories for Bloomberg expressing skepticism about the idea.

    Bernstein’s effort did appear to bear fruit elsewhere, however. “I’ve heard that there’s some disappointment in the administration that they haven’t gotten the level of progressive love they feel they deserve for their ambitious proposals to curb abusive corporate tax loopholes,” wrote influential liberal blogger Matt Yglesias the next day. Yglesias went on to attack opponents of the plan, noting “how absurd some of the abuses the administration is trying to curb are.”

    Yglesias took some pains to couch his advocacy in the language of journalism. Jeff Hauser, a professional political operative, didn’t bother. During key moments in the presidential campaign, Hauser dropped the pretense entirely, becoming nakedly political. In the days before the first McCain-Obama debate, he straightforwardly asked working journalists on the list to skew their coverage in order to help the Democratic candidate:

    The single biggest thing journolist can do is to lay the analytical framework within the media elite necessary for an actual Obama debate win to be viewed as such by a sufficient proportion of media elites that voters know it was a win.

    Of course, this only works if Obama does as we expect (and McCain is a terrible debater, btw).

    But even Gore’s uneven Debate 1 performance in 2000 was deemed a win initially by a viewership that was demographically to the right of the electorate (lower minority viewership in 2000 of debates, more male, more GOP, etc…)… but Bush was winning on several media narratives and thus got the benefit from the intense 72 hours of post-debate coverage.

    Journolist’s greatest challenge is to make sure an actual win by Obama translates into winning the battle for political impact.

    In the conversation that followed Hauser’s post, not one Journolister expressed surprise or disapproval. No one rebuked Hauser for telling journalists how to carry water for a politician. Despite the group’s supposedly “very strict” ban on political operatives and explicit partisan coordination, Hauser remained a member of Journolist for almost two more years.

  3. They’re all being listed here with pictures and commentary (right side of the page at the top):

    Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright

    Watching this all at home were members of Journolist, a listserv comprised of several hundred liberal journalists, as well as like-minded professors and activists. The tough questioning from the ABC anchors left many of them outraged. “George [Stephanopoulos],” fumed Richard Kim of the Nation, is “being a disgusting little rat snake.”

    Others went further. According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.

    In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

    Michael Tomasky, a writer for the Guardian, also tried to rally his fellow members of Journolist: “

    Journolisters debate making coordination with Obama explicit
    July 26, 2010

    Articles re Jounolist

    Pictures of the Leftist Conspirators. Oh and check out all the “diversity”

    Pictures of Journo-List Members. Recognize any of them?

    • That’s synchronicity for you. I just searched yesterday for the full Journolist to see if anybody was tightly connected to Ms. Savannah. Found a list of 65 names.

  4. JournOlist now called the Cabalist! As usual procedure, once the Left is exposed, they rebrand themselves by giving themselves another name. CABALIST! Welcome to the sunlight, Secret Cabalist!

    Meet the New Journolist, Smaller Than the Old Journolist
    Jul 21 2010, 10:38 AM ET Snips

    The 173 members are mainly veterans of Journolist, and don’t ask me what happened to the other 227; perhaps they were purged after being judged splitters in secret on-line show trials.

    …plot campaigns against Journolist’s ideological foes — would not die. Hence, the birth of the heretofore secret Cabalist, which unlike Journolist, has only 173 members, rather than 400, but which in other ways resembles Journolist (such as in the propensity of Cabalist members to leak ostensibly private information to non-Cabalist members, including to yours truly).

    The members of Cabalist, whose conveners are Jon Cohn of The New Republic (a great guy, by the way, but a bit too right-wing for me on matters of health-care reform), Michelle Goldberg (my favorite writer in all Creation), and Steven Teles (don’t know him), spent much of yesterday debating whether to respond collectively or individually to the Daily Caller series, or to ignore it.

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