The New Fascists: Journalists

In case you hadn’t heard, the now defunct newsgroup “Journolist” has revealed a lot about elite reporters conspiring to distort the news. Not only are they fanatically left wing, they seek to destroy any dissenting opinions in the press. They even called on the government to shut down Fox News. If that isn’t fascist I don’t know what is. The collusion of corporate and government interests to suppress dissent.

Daily Caller has been doing some great work here as well as Big Journalism. Here is the latest from Tucker Carlson to give you an idea.

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 (update: Spitz was a producer for NPR affiliate KCRW for the show Left, Right & Center), 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.

To view someone with a different opinion with such vitriol is not the providence of objective, rational people. These are fanatics who should never have been given such an important task as writing about the news. But to make matters worse, they seek to destroy dissenting views, and even try to get the government to push their agenda. People have been saying for decades how biased the press is, now we have the proof from their own private conversations.

Thank you internet.

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  1. Journalists on the left AND right are guilty of this sort of thing. We are in a climate now in which opinion passes easily for news in many, many venues. BOTH sides should clean up their acts, and it is unlikely that this will happen as long as the ad revenues keep pouring in. The press has always been biased, always leaned one way or the other based on corporate sponsor dollars. It is our job to look carefully at what is being handed to us by the likes of Sarah Spitz OR Rush Limbaugh and try to determine what is opinion, what is news, and what is simply showmanship. We DO live in a fascist state, and about all we can do about it is recognize that fact and still attempt to live our individual lives with integrity.

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