July 23, 2010

Ah Watergate . . . I remember it well...

I'm put in mind of this, from Isaac Asimov's memoir, In Joy Still Felt: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov 1954-1978 ...

...From that point on, I took to combing the Times from cover to cover every morning, skipping only the column by Nixon's minion, William Safire. I sometimes bought the New York Post, so that I could read additional commentary. I listened to every news report on the radio.

I read and listened with greater attention and fascination than in even the darkest days of World War II. Thus my diary entry for May 11, 1973, says, "Up at six to finger-lick the day's news on Watergate."...

My turn! Ha ha. Life is tough right now, but boy am I enjoying the slow but inexorable unravelling of foul leftist lies resulting from the exposure of e-mails, both the Climategate and now the Journolist revelations.

JournoGate Continued: Pouncing On Palin - IBD - Investors.com:

Media Bias: Ever wonder why 2008 VP candidate Sarah Palin was so ridiculed before much was known about her? Turns out liberal journalists engaged in a coordinated smear campaign to aid the Democratic ticket.

When we talked with Alaska's then-governor in the summer of 2008 about plans to develop her state's energy resources, she came across like most other Alaskans we've met — frank, down-to-earth, colloquial, but more than technocratically knowledgeable about the energy field.

The issue then for Gov. Palin was how to balance the development of Alaska's bountiful resources with its near-pristine environment. She also wrestled with how to create a healthy business climate in a state with a history of political corruption involving oil companies.

We detected a sense of duty as Palin spoke of bringing natural gas to the Lower 48, and we were impressed with the way she spoke authoritatively about Alaska's polar bear population and compassionately about the well-being of native Alaskans. We also interviewed longtime nonpolitical Alaskan bureaucrats who raved about working with the governor and praised her executive ability.

Sound like the Sarah Palin you read about when she was chosen as John McCain's running mate that fall? Hardly.

Suddenly Palin became a backwoods Christian fundamentalist hillbilly with five kids who couldn't possibly be who she said she was. Her intelligence was attacked, her accomplishments belittled, her verbal slips ridiculed, her family's privacy invaded and her clean record smeared with accusations of corruption, all of which proved false.

Now it's clear what was really going on. On Thursday, the Daily Caller published exchanges from a private forum called JournoList that showed how 400 top mainstream reporters and their activist buddies conspired in an attack against Palin the minute she entered the presidential race....

You're busted, animals. Oh, and this is right-on, by Jennifer Rubin:

... The angry white men and the hate-filled political marionettes aren't on talk radio. They're on Journolist....
Posted by John Weidner at July 23, 2010 12:45 PM
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