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2014-08-06 05:24:55 PM  
The right wing has a literary legion as well.... both members live in complete secrecy.
 
2014-08-06 05:37:50 PM  
the group is a secretive digital gathering of writers, opinion leaders, activists and political hands who share information, ideas and strategy via a closed Google group.

Remember journolist? The nerve of some people, communicating -- electronically even! -- about issues. This is outrageous!
 
2014-08-06 05:49:12 PM  
Your blog sucks.
 
2014-08-06 05:51:05 PM  
Well, I see everything I came to say has been covered.
 
2014-08-06 06:12:11 PM  

static.ddmcdn.com


HOLY SH*T I'M REALLY ON TO SOMETHING HERE!

 
2014-08-06 06:13:06 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: the group is a secretive digital gathering of writers, opinion leaders, activists and political hands who share information, ideas and strategy via a closed Google group.

Remember journolist? The nerve of some people, communicating -- electronically even! -- about issues. This is outrageous!


Price fixing the news or collusion?
 
2014-08-06 06:14:06 PM  
someone is butthurt they couldnt join the cool kids club due to cooties.
 
2014-08-06 06:14:20 PM  
 
2014-08-06 06:15:37 PM  
Please tell me there's a timeline for opening up the FEMA camps because the amount of crying from conservatives is going to cause the oceans to rise faster than AGW.
 
2014-08-06 06:15:45 PM  
Oh my. Those certainly are some comments.
 
2014-08-06 06:16:25 PM  
the english language does not have any words or phrases insulting enough for this
 
2014-08-06 06:17:10 PM  
 And this is different than Groundswell because?
 
2014-08-06 06:17:46 PM  
The party of constitutional conservatism objects to the right of free association.  We're going to have to add the 1st Amendment to the LOPCATGOPATA.
 
2014-08-06 06:20:21 PM  
Founded by leftwing activist Billy Wimsatt, the group is a secretive digital gathering of writers, opinion leaders, activists and political hands who share information, ideas and strategy via a closed Google group.

A Google group? Yeah, that's nefarious.
 
2014-08-06 06:20:39 PM  
so... vote Republican?
 
2014-08-06 06:21:19 PM  
*points to link*

"eagnews.org"

*furrows brow*

*braces self*

*clicks link*

eagnews.org

*face palm*

*closes tab*
 
2014-08-06 06:22:13 PM  
Holy shiat.  After reading, that was the most breathlessly reported nothingburger I have ever seen.

HuffPo political reporters belong to an email list?  I am on the edge of my seat!  Sally Kohn wants viewers and social media reactions?  I can barely contain my excitement!  Amanda Terkel wrote an article!

*CUMS*
 
2014-08-06 06:22:55 PM  
FTFC: Now if they could just get rid of Juan Williams, Kirsten Powers,Geraldo,Allen Combs, etc.

Wonder if the nice commenter means the Juan Williams that's listed as a director at http://eagnews.org/about/board-of-directors/
 
2014-08-06 06:23:08 PM  

BSABSVR: nothingburger


I feel like I should have heard this before, but I don't think I have. And I'm stealing it.
 
2014-08-06 06:23:15 PM  

sabreWulf07: The party of constitutional conservatism objects to the right of free association.  We're going to have to add the 1st Amendment to the LOPCATGOPATA.


Just make the ~(LOPCATGOPATA).  It's a lot easier.  See:
 
2014-08-06 06:24:09 PM  

Cobblestone Flag: Oh my. Those certainly are some comments.


Aww c'mon, why'd you make me go back and read that?
 
2014-08-06 06:25:02 PM  
FTFC:

"The left needs to do "group think" since they find thinking for themselves to be a function they can not perform."

"She obviously can't think for herself."

"These are not free thinking Americans but brain washed sickophants."

"Rush Limbaugh has proven this over and over. When a big politically-charged story breaks, all of the mainstream media reporters say the same exact phrases"


Absolutely no hint of self-awareness there.
 
2014-08-06 06:25:23 PM  
at the top of the page:

eagnews.org

nope.
 
2014-08-06 06:25:50 PM  
Dear God, they've figured out Google groups, when they find out Google has hangouts they'll finally be able to break the codes and undermine the great liberal conspiracy.
 
2014-08-06 06:26:05 PM  

theknuckler_33: BSABSVR: nothingburger

I feel like I should have heard this before, but I don't think I have. And I'm stealing it.


Geraldine Ferraro might have something to say about that. Well, she would, if she weren't dead.
 
2014-08-06 06:28:04 PM  
Wingnuts are such 'fraidy cats. it's fun to sneak up behind them and say "boo!", just to watch them piss themselves.
 
2014-08-06 06:28:47 PM  

Jackson Herring: the english language does not have any words or phrases insulting enough for this


x1.fjcdn.com
 
2014-08-06 06:30:23 PM  
Well, clearly the news is terribly factionalized between lef and right and every faction meets on twitter and facebook and on their favorite mailing lists. So there's no news in this here.

However, all of this social medializing converts news from a competitive, out scoop the other, hard hitting, fact checking occupation into another social media networking game, I'll promote your story if you promote my story, let's all promote that story, and instead of competition and many different angles we get a coordinated political spin.

In the meantime, many of these reporters will proudly say they don't vote so that means they can keep their objectivity.
 
2014-08-06 06:32:20 PM  
On the right, we have pundits, congressmen, newscasters, and businessmen all using the phrase "lawless president", among other finely honed bumper sticker slogans, and yet it's the left that has the shadowy cabal of collusive journalists. I'm just gonna file this away under "Conservative Projection".

valentinehr.com

Now if I could just get the damn drawer closed.
 
2014-08-06 06:32:55 PM  

RoyBatty: Well, clearly the news is terribly factionalized between lef and right


I'm dying to know - which major media outlets, pray tell, are representing "the left" in your fever dream?
 
2014-08-06 06:34:19 PM  

impaler: FTFC:

"The left needs to do "group think" since they find thinking for themselves to be a function they can not perform."

"She obviously can't think for herself."

"These are not free thinking Americans but brain washed sickophants."

"Rush Limbaugh has proven this over and over. When a big politically-charged story breaks, all of the mainstream media reporters say the same exact phrases"

Absolutely no hint of self-awareness there.


Holy hell, that last one.
 
2014-08-06 06:35:23 PM  

BMulligan: Wingnuts are such 'fraidy cats. it's fun to sneak up behind them and say "boomuslim!", just to watch them piss themselves.


FTFY

/works with 'gay', 'atheist', 'evolution', 'logic', 'science', 'successful and attractive African American'(*), and whole lot more
//(*) not filterpwnage
 
2014-08-06 06:36:06 PM  
i863.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-06 06:37:25 PM  

BMulligan: RoyBatty: Well, clearly the news is terribly factionalized between lef and right

I'm dying to know - which major media outlets, pray tell, are representing "the left" in your fever dream?


Salon, Slate, The Guardian, HuffPo, The Nation ... "fever dream"?
 
2014-08-06 06:39:33 PM  

RoyBatty: BMulligan: RoyBatty: Well, clearly the news is terribly factionalized between lef and right

I'm dying to know - which major media outlets, pray tell, are representing "the left" in your fever dream?

Salon, Slate, The Guardian, HuffPo, The Nation ... "fever dream"?


I ask you for major media outlets, and you name five minor league publications which, collectively, are consumed by maybe 2% of the American public. Your shiat is weak as kittens.
 
2014-08-06 06:39:47 PM  

RoyBatty: BMulligan: RoyBatty: Well, clearly the news is terribly factionalized between lef and right

I'm dying to know - which major media outlets, pray tell, are representing "the left" in your fever dream?

Salon, Slate, The Guardian, HuffPo, The Nation ... "fever dream"?


"Major."
 
2014-08-06 06:40:21 PM  
Is this the same listserv from two years ago, or is this a different one?
 
2014-08-06 06:41:18 PM  

BSABSVR: Amanda Terkel


Any relation to Studs?
 
2014-08-06 06:41:27 PM  

BSABSVR: And this is different than Groundswell because?


Do any of this groups' members have a spouse currently sitting on SCOTUS? Are any of them involved in political activism regarding SCOTUS cases heard by said spouse, who didn't even have the ethical courage to recuse himself from such cases?

i28.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-06 06:41:48 PM  

BMulligan: RoyBatty: BMulligan: RoyBatty: Well, clearly the news is terribly factionalized between lef and right

I'm dying to know - which major media outlets, pray tell, are representing "the left" in your fever dream?

Salon, Slate, The Guardian, HuffPo, The Nation ... "fever dream"?

I ask you for major media outlets, and you name five minor league publications which, collectively, are consumed by maybe 2% of the American public. Your shiat is weak as kittens.


Rhino_man: RoyBatty: BMulligan: RoyBatty: Well, clearly the news is terribly factionalized between lef and right

I'm dying to know - which major media outlets, pray tell, are representing "the left" in your fever dream?

Salon, Slate, The Guardian, HuffPo, The Nation ... "fever dream"?

"Major."


Good luck to you both on your hunt for the True Scotsman!
 
2014-08-06 06:46:16 PM  

cc_rider: BSABSVR: And this is different than Groundswell because?

Do any of this groups' members have a spouse currently sitting on SCOTUS? Are any of them involved in political activism regarding SCOTUS cases heard by said spouse, who didn't even have the ethical courage to recuse himself from such cases?

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Many of which both she and her husband had a rather substantial pecuniary interest in seeing ruled in a certain way.

See ADM, Koch, and Monsanto.
 
2014-08-06 06:46:25 PM  

RoyBatty: BMulligan: RoyBatty: Well, clearly the news is terribly factionalized between lef and right

I'm dying to know - which major media outlets, pray tell, are representing "the left" in your fever dream?

Salon, Slate, The Guardian, HuffPo, The Nation ... "fever dream"?


None of those outlets would claim to be impartial or objective.
 
2014-08-06 06:47:44 PM  

fusillade762: blog


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-08-06 06:49:53 PM  

BSABSVR: RoyBatty: BMulligan: RoyBatty: Well, clearly the news is terribly factionalized between lef and right

I'm dying to know - which major media outlets, pray tell, are representing "the left" in your fever dream?

Salon, Slate, The Guardian, HuffPo, The Nation ... "fever dream"?

None of those outlets would claim to be impartial or objective.


Yeah I think that's debatable... But I don't know.

I think several would say they are not impartial but at the same time I think all would say they are objective.

I believe but can certainly be convinced otherwise that the Guardian and HuffPo would claim to be impartial, which is not to say they don't have a point of view...
 
2014-08-06 06:50:53 PM  
"I'm guest co-hosting CNN's Crossfire tonight at 6:30pm EST, with fellow co-host Newt Gingrich. I would be grateful for folks (a) helping spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, etc to encourage people to tune in; and (b) tuning in and live tweeting during the show," Kohn wrote to the group on January 14 of this year.
In another e-mail, Kohn pitched her TED talk about working as a liberal at Fox News. "I would be grateful for any shares and reactions. Here is a straightforward, sample tweet[:] Watch @sallykohn's amazing TED talk on emotional correctness: on.ted.com/Kohn" she wrote. "Thanks for everything all of you do every day to make the world a better place!" she signed off.


So there's a group of pundits shamelessly spamming each other to promote their appearances?

The horror. The horror.
 
2014-08-06 06:51:47 PM  
Kyle Olson, Publisher; Founder & CEO

Kyle is Publisher of EAGnews.org, a news service dedicated to education reform and school spending research, reporting, analysis and commentary. He recently appeared in a weekly "Fox & Friends" segment called "The Trouble with Schools" on the Fox News Channel.

His second documentary film is "A Tale of Two Missions," featuring Juan Williams. His first book, "Indoctrination: How 'Useful Idiots' Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism," can be purchased here. Kyle is a contributor to Townhall.com. He has made other appearances on Fox Business Network, NPR and MSNBC.

Kyle has given scores of interviews on talk radio programs coast to coast. His work has been cited by th
e Drudge Report, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2001.

Seems legit. When it comes to leftwing conspiracy scare articles, I feel in my gut like I can trust him.
 
2014-08-06 06:52:39 PM  

BSABSVR: RoyBatty: BMulligan: RoyBatty: Well, clearly the news is terribly factionalized between lef and right

I'm dying to know - which major media outlets, pray tell, are representing "the left" in your fever dream?

Salon, Slate, The Guardian, HuffPo, The Nation ... "fever dream"?

None of those outlets would claim to be impartial or objective.


But aren't you then supporting my statement? The news (as defined by those outlets and many similar) are terribly factionalized, and as you would seem to indicate, purposefully and proudly so.
 
2014-08-06 06:55:49 PM  
I remember that one time I went to a planning meeting of the West Hampshire Ladies Auxiliary, this was before Gladys Owen took over, but after Ruth Moller left because of that whole pool hall thing, and boy howdy, it was a real eye-opener.  Sue Ellen Burskyn standing up to denounce Lisa Milton as a leader of the Trotskyite-Zinovievite Left-Right Center, and every head swivels to see how Lisa is going to respond to this, but she just smiles sweetly, and the conversation moves on, and next thing you know, WHAM, Sue Ellen gets a rotten orange right in the eye, little Lisa waited until nobody was paying attention, pulled it out of her purse and delivered a high fastball that was exactly on target.  She always used to mutter darkly about the need for a war on the peasants, and we all found out that night who was Peasant Number One in Lisa's mind.  Sue Ellen had to wear big sunglasses for a week.

The local left wing literary legion dined out on that for months, I can tell you.  For a while there, West Hampshire had three evening and two morning papers, each one of them denouncing the others, once they even mentioned my name, "Kibbler Montelli is vacationing with relatives in Chester County, and some have suggested this is a form of political exile mandated by the Central Committee."  It wasn't, but there was some damn good fishing.

Yes sir, things were different back then.
 
2014-08-06 07:00:02 PM  

Kibbler: I remember that one time I went to a planning meeting of the West Hampshire Ladies Auxiliary, this was before Gladys Owen took over, but after Ruth Moller left because of that whole pool hall thing, and boy howdy, it was a real eye-opener.  Sue Ellen Burskyn standing up to denounce Lisa Milton as a leader of the Trotskyite-Zinovievite Left-Right Center, and every head swivels to see how Lisa is going to respond to this, but she just smiles sweetly, and the conversation moves on, and next thing you know, WHAM, Sue Ellen gets a rotten orange right in the eye, little Lisa waited until nobody was paying attention, pulled it out of her purse and delivered a high fastball that was exactly on target.  She always used to mutter darkly about the need for a war on the peasants, and we all found out that night who was Peasant Number One in Lisa's mind.  Sue Ellen had to wear big sunglasses for a week.

The local left wing literary legion dined out on that for months, I can tell you.  For a while there, West Hampshire had three evening and two morning papers, each one of them denouncing the others, once they even mentioned my name, "Kibbler Montelli is vacationing with relatives in Chester County, and some have suggested this is a form of political exile mandated by the Central Committee."  It wasn't, but there was some damn good fishing.

Yes sir, things were different back then.


Yeah, the 80s were fun.
 
2014-08-06 07:01:31 PM  
The comment section makes me even more a proponent of free birth control in the schools
 
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