Ed Driscoll

'Journey into the Media's Heart of Darkness'

Sarah Palin, the subject of numerous obsessive threads on the JournoList, fires a volley back to her attackers in Sen. Obama’s “Unofficial Campaign” staff:

How ironic that on a day when we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Daily Caller released 15 pages of JournoListers’ email exchanges about a dark and demented conspiracy regarding my son, Trig.

It’s tough to fittingly describe these numerous members of the mainstream media who actively engaged in the debate about this conspiracy back when I was first introduced as John McCain’s running mate, and it’s impossible to legitimize any “prominent” media publication that continues to traffic in this bizarre narrative today. It wasn’t just a few fringe characters in that JournoList discussion. It included writers for major newspapers, magazines, and online news publications. Those participating in this immature exchange in attempts to plant seeds of doubt and falsely accuse even included a famous historian.

This JournoList exchange exposes the warped nature of today’s media, thus explaining why many of us are forced, in fairness to the public, to utilize other mediums to communicate until the mainstream media wakes up and begins respecting the public’s intelligence and desire for truth in reporting. There is a sickness and darkness in today’s liberal media. With revelations like the JournoList exchanges, may the light keep shining to expose the problem.

It’s always darkest before the dawn. My hope, therefore, is that today, marking the anniversary of our nation’s attempt to show respect for our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters with special needs, will also mark the beginning of a new, more respectful discourse among members of our media who at least aspire to be fair and objective.

While there’s no doubt that the JournoList is certainly a peek into the legacy media’s “Heart of Darkness,” ironically, so far it seems that Mistah Kurtz, whether by design or accident is likely the one member of the Washington Post who’s not on the JournoList. (At least to the best of our knowledge. If the Post wants to cough up the full member list, and/or the full document dump, that would be helpful — not to mention appropriate, in light of their reputation for being dogged themselves when searching for Washington secrets.)

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