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The press is our chief ideological weapon.—Nikita Khrushchev, First secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Ezra Klein, a leftist peporter with the Washington Post, founded the e-mail listserv JournoList for leftist-minded urinalists, political operatives, Obama advisors and appointees, and Democratic Party campaign hacks to develop ideas on how to advance the leftist agenda and win the 2008 election for Brother O and the Democrat Party.

Of the 400 members who joined the by-invitation-only group, most were urinalists, but some were academaniacs, think-tank intellectoids, and brown-shirt activists. They expressed their hatred for Rush Limbaugh and disdain for Fox News and chatted about how to ensure Brother O’s election in 2008.

The listserv achieved notoriety when David Weigel, a Washington Post urinalist hired to report “sympathetically” on conservative politics, was outed as a leftist hack and forced from the left-wing rag because his hate-filled rants against Rush Limbaugh and denouncements of conservatism were discovered on JournoList.

Now that The Daily Caller has exposed the open conspiracy to shape news coverage during the 2008 election, the time has come to name names of the cesspool of operatives who slandered journalists as racists to intimidate them from reporting on the stories that would keep Obama from being elected.

For more on the Journolist controversy, see An Open Conspiracy To Slant the News by Jonah Goldberg and Political operatives on Journolist worked to shape news coverage by Jonathan Strong.

I.M. Kane


JournoList: 151 Names Confirmed (with news organizations)

H-T Free Republic

The names listed below were members of the defunct JournoList listserv:

1.Spencer Ackerman – Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect

2.Thomas Adcock – New York Law Journal

3.Ben Adler – Newsweek, POLITICO

4.Mike Allen – POLITICO

5.Eric Alterman – The Nation, Media Matters for America

6.Marc Ambinder – The Atlantic

7.Greg Anrig – The Century Foundation

8.Ryan Avent – Economist

9.Dean Baker – The American Prospect

10.Nick Baumann – Mother Jones

11.Josh Bearman – LA Weekly

12.Steven Benen – The Carpetbagger Report

13.Ari Berman – The Nation

14.Jared Bernstein – Economic Policy Institute

15.Michael Berube – Crooked Timer, Pennsylvania State University

16.Brian Beutler – The Media Consortium

17.Lindsay Beyerstein – Freelance journalist

18.Joel Bleifuss – In These Times

19.John Blevins – South Texas College of Law

20.Sam Boyd – The American Prospect

21.Ben Brandzel – MoveOn.org, John Edwards Campaign

22.Shannon Brownlee – Author, New America Foundation

23.Will Bunch – Philadelphia Daily News

24.Rich Byrne – Playwright

25.Jonathan Chait – The New Republic

26.Lakshmi Chaudry – In These Times

27.Isaac Chotiner – The New Republic

28.Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic

29.Michael Cohen – New America Foundation

30.Jonathan Cohn – The New Republic

31.Joe Conason – The New York Observer

32.Lark Corbeil – Public News Service

33.David Corn – Mother Jones

34.Daniel Davies – The Guardian

35.David Dayen – FireDogLake

36.Brad DeLong – The Economists’ Voice, University of California at Berkeley

37.Ryan Donmoyer – Bloomberg News

38.Adam Doster – In These Times

39.Kevin Drum – Washington Monthly

40.Matt Duss – Center for American Progress

41.Gerald Dworkin – UC Davis

42.Eve Fairbanks – The New Republic

43.Henry Farrell – George Washington University

44.Tim Fernholz – American Prospect

45.Dan Froomkin – Huffington Post, Washington Post

46.Jason Furman – Brookings Institution

47.James Galbraith – University of Texas at Austin

48.Kathleen Geier – Talking Points Memo

49.Todd Gitlin – Columbia University

50.Ilan Goldenberg – National Security Network

51.Arthur Goldhammer – Harvard University

52.Dana Goldstein – The Daily Beast

53.Andrew Golis – Talking Points Memo

54.Jaana Goodrich – Blogger

55.Merrill Goozner – Chicago Tribune

56.David Greenberg – Slate

57.Robert Greenwald – Brave New Films

58.Chris Hayes – The Nation

59.Don Hazen – Alternet

60.Jeet Heer – Canadian Journolist

61.Jeff Hauser – Political Action Committee, Dennis Shulman Campaign

62.Michael Hirsh – Newsweek

63.James Johnson – University of Rochester

64.John Judis – The New Republic, The American Prospect

65.Foster Kamer – The Village Voice

66.Michael Kazin – Georgetown University

67.Ed Kilgore – Democratic Strategist

68.Richard Kim – The Nation

69.Charlie Kireker – Air America Media

70.Mark Kleiman – UCLA The Reality Based Community

71.Ezra Klein – Washington Post, Newsweek, The American Prospect

72.Joe Klein – TIME

73.Robert Kuttner – American Prospect, Economic Policy Institute

74.Paul Krugman – The New York Times, Princeton University

75.Lisa Lerer – POLITICO

76.Daniel Levy – Century Foundation

77.Ralph Luker – Cliopatria

78.Annie Lowrey – Washington Independent

79.Robert Mackey – New York Times

80.Mike Madden – Salon

81.Maggie Mahar – The Century Foundation

82.Dylan Matthews – Harvard University

83.Alec McGillis – Washington Post

84.Scott McLemee – Inside Higher Ed

85.Sara Mead – New America Foundation

86.Ari Melber – The Nation

87.David Meyer – University of California at Irvine

88.Seth Michaels – MyDD.com

89.Luke Mitchell – Harper’s Magazine

90.Gautham Nagesh – The Hill, Daily Caller

91.Suzanne Nossel – Human Rights Watch

92.Michael O’Hare – University of California at Berkeley

93.Josh Orton – MyDD.com, Air America Media

94.Rodger Payne – University of Louisville

95.Rick Perlstein – Author, Campaign for America’s Future

96.Nico Pitney – Huffington Post

97.Harold Pollack – University of Chicago

98.Katha Pollitt – The Nation

99.Ari Rabin-Havt – Media Matters

100.Joy-Ann Reid – South Florida Times

101.David Roberts – Grist

102.Lamar Robertson – Partnership for Public Service

103.Sara Robinson – Campaign For America’s Future

104.Alyssa Rosenberg – Washingtonian, The Atlantic, Government Executive

105.Alex Rossmiller – National Security Network

106.Michael Roston – Newsbroke

107.Laura Rozen – POLITICO, Mother Jones

108.Felix Salmon – Reuters

109.Greg Sargent – Washington Post

110.Thomas Schaller – Baltimore Sun

111.Noam Scheiber – The New Republic

112.Michael Scherer – TIME

113.Mark Schmitt – American Prospect, The New America Foundation

114.Rinku Sen – ColorLines Magazine

115.Julie Bergman Sender – Balcony Films

116.Adam Serwer – American Prospect

117.Walter Shapiro – PoliticsDaily.com

118.Kate Sheppard – Mother Jones

119.Matthew Shugart – UC San Diego

120.Nate Silver – FiveThirtyEight.com

121.Jesse Singal – The Boston Globe, Washington Monthly

122.Ann-Marie Slaughter – Princeton University

123.Ben Smith – POLITICO

124.Sarah Spitz – KCRW

125.Adele Stan – The Media Consortium

126.Paul Starr – The Atlantic

127.Kate Steadman – Kaiser Health News

128.Jonathan Stein – Mother Jones

129.Sam Stein – Huffington Post

130.Matt Steinglass – Deutsche Presse-Agentur

131.James Surowiecki – The New Yorker

132.Jesse Taylor – Pandagon.net

133.Steven Teles – Yale University

134.Mark Thoma – The Economists’ View

135.Michael Tomasky – The Guardian

136.Jeffrey Toobin – CNN, The New Yorker

137.Rebecca Traister – Salon

138.Tracy Van Slyke – The Media Consortium

139.Paul Waldman – Author, American Prospect

140.Dave Weigel – Washington Post, MSNBC, The Washington Independent

141.Moira Whelan – National Security Network

142.Scott Winship – Pew Economic Mobility Project

143.J. Harry Wray – DePaul University

144.D. Brad Wright – University of NC at Chapel Hill

145.Kai Wright – The Root

146.Holly Yeager – Columbia Journalism Review

147.Rich Yeselson – Change to Win

148.Matthew Yglesias – Center for American Progress, The Atlantic Monthly

149.Jonathan Zasloff – UCLA

150.Julian Zelizer – Princeton University

151.Avi Zenilman – POLITICO

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