Thursday, July 22, 2010

This Day in JournoList: CNN Stars Helped Coordinate Attack on Palin

For those who would like to dismiss the esteemed members of the infamous JournoList as just a bunch of fringe bloggers, be sure to note the presence of a couple of CNN employees in this discussion looking to destroy Sarah Palin when she was named as John McCain's running mate in 2008.
“What a joke,” added Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker. “I always thought that some part of McCain doesn’t want to be president, and this choice proves my point. Welcome back, Admiral Stockdale.”
In addition to the New York, Toobin is also CNN's legal analyst with plenty of personal peccadilloes of his own.
In 2008, when Greenfield became pregnant, and when she told Toobin the news, he offered her "money if she'd have an abortion," says a source. He also allegedly offered to pay for her to have another child later via a sperm donor.

"When Casey wouldn't have an abortion, Jeff told her she was going to regret it, that she shouldn't expect any help from him," claims another source.
I wonder if his co-conspirators discussed any of that? Toobin, by the way, was married at the time he was trying to force his girlfriend into an abortion, or in liberal parlance, enforced choice.

Meanwhile, Time and CNN's Joe Klein, last seen accusing Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck of being seditious, eagerly pushed an early line of attack against Palin, one the rest of this cabal eagerly ran with.
Joe Klein of Time stopped by with an update on the latest from his magazine: “We’re reporting that she actually supported the bridge to nowhere. First flub?”
If there's any doubt Klein isn't a leftwing apparatchik, it's now evaporated.
Time’s Joe Klein then linked to his own piece, parts of which he acknowledged came from strategy sessions on Journolist. “Here’s my attempt to incorporate the accumulated wisdom of this august list-serve community,” he wrote. And indeed Klein’s article contained arguments developed by his fellow Journolisters. Klein praised Palin personally, calling her “fresh” and “delightful,” but questioned her “militant” ideology. He noted Palin had endorsed parts of Obama’s energy proposal.
Other participants on the JournoList are desperately trying to downplay the daily damage coming out. Good luck with that, kiddies.

It's worth noting there'd be howls of outrage if it were discovered that Fox commentators were coordinating a behind the scenes attack on a Democrat candidate.

By the way, has CNN even mentioned this scandal yet? And the punk who started this whole list is in damage control mode. Do the folks at the Washington Post now regret hiring this propagandist yet?

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