Media Bias: Hard Evidence

I have to take my hat off to Tucker Carlson. His new website, The Daily Caller, has justified its existence. The site has got a hold of some damning post from the notorious Journolist listserv that show media collusion in trying to kill the Reverend Jeremiah Wright story in 2008.

According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.

In one instance, Spencer Ackerman 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, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

More to come.