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July 23, 2010

Jonah Goldberg: JournoList Isn't the Disease, It's the Symptom

Exactly.

It's not that a bunch of nothings waste hours of their precious lives in email gigglefests with their fellow nothings.

It's that what they're doing here is nothing new -- issue coordination, subverting their employer-company's mission into supporting the progressive cause, figuring out how to spike stories harmful to Democrats, and crucially exercising a very strong level of social control/peer pressure letting all of their fellows know there is a socially acceptable way to "report" the "news" and a socially penalized way.

All this has been going on for 60 years or more.

You know why there's no right-wing JournoList? Because right wingers have to hide their opinions and do not dare risk venturing to offer them in written, permanent form like this.

What I mean is: these institutions are so coopted by progressive/socialist scumbags that they can feel quite at liberty to do this with impunity. Whereas a right-winger would never do this: He'd be facing career ruination were such emails to leak out.


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