Wednesday, July 21, 2010

JournoList: Is 'call them racists' a liberal media tactic?

JournoList: Is 'call them racists' a liberal media tactic?
Excerpts published Tuesday by a conservative online news site suggest that a group of journalists from the mainstream media discussed ways to shield Barack Obama from criticism during the 2008 presidential election.

Among the strategies put forward: call conservative critics racists.

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The Daily Caller writes that Spencer Ackerman, then 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, Mr. Ackerman wrote, 'Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares – and call them racists.' "
Think about that, the next time someone frets about the "racism" of the tea party movement. Where does that idea come from? It comes from the media. Why does it come from the media? Because it's about the only page that they've got left in their playbook. "Hey, let's call them racists!"

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