Conservative Blogger Matt Lewis Ducks the Fight


Pious conservative blogger and innocent Matt Lewis tries to pretend he’s above the fray in a new post in which he creates moral equivalence between lefty JournOlist Matthew Yglesias and RightWingNews’ John Hawkins. But far from demonstrating moral equivalence, Lewis instead shows himself to politically weak-kneed and undependable in political combat.

The Top 5 JournOlists and Their 3 ‘Big Media’ Conservative Apologists


One of the summer’s most damning, revealing and under-covered stories has been the existence of a vast left-wing journalistic cabal, JournOlist, which attempted to direct and coordinate news coverage in support of Barack Obama’s election and enactment of his liberal agenda. Some 400 JournOlists work for some of America’s most influential and prestigious media outlets, including: Time, Newsweek, the Associated Press, Reuters, the Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, PBS and a large NPR affiliate in California. But five top JournOlists are especially zealous political partisans; and the JournOlists have three prominent ‘Big-Media’ conservative apologists — all herewith exposed.

The Top 5 JournOlists and Their 3 “Big Media” Conservative Apologists


One of the summer’s most damning, revealing and under-covered stories has been the existence of a vast left-wing journalistic cabal, JournOlist, which attempted to direct and coordinate news coverage in support of Barack Obama’s election and enactment of his liberal agenda. Some 400 JournOlists work for some of America’s most influential and prestigious media outlets, including: Time, Newsweek, the Associated Press, Reuters, the Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, PBS and a large NPR affiliate in California. But five top JournOlists are especially zealous political partisans; and the JournOlists have three prominent ‘Big-Media’ conservative apologists — all herewith exposed.

‘Tabloid Journalism’: the Last Charge of a Journolist and His Apologists


The Journolisters and their apologists charge Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller with practicing “tabloid journalism.” They mean by this that Carlson has withheld information from readers and taken snippets of information out of context to “sensationalize the narrative.” But the Journolisters and their apologists offer no reason — and no evidence — to believe this predictable and self-serving charge. In fact, the fact that the Journolisters discontinued Journolist is prima facie proof that they knew the entire venture was inherently corrupt and wrong.

Journolist-ic Proof of the Vast Left-Wing Media Conspiracy


Thanks to the Daily Caller’s stunning expose of Journolist, we now know that the media’s hostility to Sarah Palin (which author Matthew Continetti well documents) wasn’t an accident — it was by intentional and by design.

Conservative Activists Admit They’re Political Partisans; Journolisters Don’t But Should


Both the Wednesday Group and Journolist are avowedly political enterprises designed to coordinate and effect political activism and political action.

But Norquist and the Wednesday Group are honest and forthright about what they are doing. The Journolisters, by contrast, continue to dissemble.

In fact, insofar as I can tell, Ezra Klein, Matthew Yglesias, Spencer Ackerman, Michael Tomasky, Jonathan Chait, David Weigel, et al. have yet to acknowledge the explicitly partisan political purpose behind Journolist.

Why Journolist is Necessarily a Left-Wing Phenomenon


The lack of a conservative Journolist is not surprising. After all, as Fred Barnes observed in the Wall Street Journal, conservative journalists tend to be loners who jealously guard their professional independence. And so, they strike out on their own, chart their own paths, and define their own distinct professional identities. Individual initiative, after all, is a favored virtue for most conservatives.

Journolist Coconspirator Matthew Yglesias Shoots Furiously at Conservatives, but Fires Blanks


One of the rationales that the Journolisters use to justify their secret listserv is that everyone does it, even conservative journalists. But this is simply not true. Most conservative journalists most certainly do not belong to secret listservs.

McChrystal Farewell Ceremony Reminds that the U.S. Army is at War


It was a farewell to a hero, but not a farewell to arms.

General Stanley McChystal formally left the Army yesterday in a ceremony at Ft. McNair that reminded everyone of what makes the U.S. military, and its warriors like McChrystal, so special and great: their good-natured cheer, their high spirits and optimism, their wit and humor, and their deep-seated faith and commitment to each other and to the nation that they so proudly serve.

Mattis Cancels Defeatists’ Groundhog Day, Says Military Can Win in Afghanistan


The pundits, the chattering classes and the Beltway elite are all worried about Afghanistan. They think it’s a hopeless cause, a “quagmire,” and, most damning of all in their minds, “Vietnam all over again.” But the new commanding general of U.S. Central Command, General James N. Mattis, says these worrywarts are all wrong about Afghanistan.