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One out of some stunning new documents and service concerning reverend Jeremiah Wright.
And the Obama for president campaign and claims that a big group.
-- left wing journalists conspired.
To -- political coverage in 2008.
Joining us -- with a transcript of these emails is Neil Patel publisher of the daily caller -- dot com Neil thank you so much for being of the story is explosive.
And it all -- -- this thing called journalist.
A forum in which left wing journalists have been going on and essentially.
Railing about whatever -- -- -- they wanna rail about and we side essentially ruined the career of Dave why don't you wrote his own career.
He was a guy at the Washington Post was supposed to be covering conservative movement meantime he's honest journalist bashing conservatives -- we supposed to be covering fairly.
He got booted.
And now you guys have gotten a hold of some more explosive.
Out correspondence from this -- tell us.
That's right -- and it's it's a group of about 400 journalists.
Some academics and some political activists but a lot of people representing Maine quote unquote mainstream media institutions.
When asked about the -- the founder other members always said it was just an innocent discussion group.
But we you know talking about sports and all kinds of really not incendiary topics.
-- -- what we have found our discussions in there directly.
Working to try to elect Barack Obama.
And doing so in the most sort of -- some ways including.
When the -- -- Jeremiah Wright issue exploded onto the scene.
Actively strategizing on how to kill that story that story must be killed to protect Obama how do we kill it and in in the most since it incendiary thing we found.
Was one guy actually said well let's pick some conservative pick Fred Barnes or call -- it doesn't even matter who it is and -- -- racist.
And we have that I want to show the viewers exactly what you discovered it's a guy named Spencer Ackerman of the Washington independent who comes out with the following quote.
He says it's not necessary to jump to Wright's defense what is necessary is to raise the costs on the right of going after the left instead.
Take one of them Fred Barnes Karl Rove who cares and call them racists.
Why -- they have such a deep seated problem with the black politician.
This Nick's band -- with rage which in turn leads to overreaction.
And self destruction.
So Spencer -- this plan and the other journal lists contributors.
Say what -- You know there that well to be fair to the -- they -- a lot of them said well that we don't wanna go -- but it was mostly on strategic grounds like battled back fire that won't help Obama -- You you you had a -- -- really large groups sitting by while these discussions veered into just almost a bizarre I mean there is nothing as harsh in America.
Then the race card there's nothing there's no harsher accusation that you confront want someone that there are racist and that's the kind of discussions they were having.
Again all designed to protect and help Barack Obama in the midst of his election can't.
-- having looked at these things for yourself is there any doubt in your mind that this this group of left wing so called journalists.
Thought that one very.
Real possibility that could work to the advantage of the president they wanted.
Was to bash anybody on the right.
Who would raise questions about Jeremiah Wright.
As a racist but that would be a tactic that could really work for them.
There's absolutely no doubt it's up on our site on daily caller that a lot of them we're saying now we're advocating that not every single one of the 400.
But we have quotes on there which are completely accurate where a bunch of them are saying that.
Isn't airedale is it all like it all left wing columnists because that's one thing if you've got -- left wing columnist.
For -- left wing magazine you know yet what OK I mean they identify themselves -- opinion people.
It's -- it's definitely a combination.
There are I would say the most most aggressive commentators are the so -- left wing not columnists but you have representatives of virtually every made major media institution in on the group represented.
And it involved in many of these discussions.
You also have people who are out and out political activist Jared Bernstein who went in the administration was.
Listed in the in the piece we had today and there are others so it's a it's a combination of of lefties of academics and have full on straight journalists.
Question is -- even though it now journal -- is gone right after the old.
-- thing I mean they've learned their lesson and -- it's not a great idea put these things down and -- But the question is whether that that continues to be the strategy of -- to try to discredit legitimate news reports.
You know that's absolutely the question journalist his gun out.
From reading the piece we had today it's it's hard to imagine -- I don't know for a fact what discussions are still going on.
But these were pretty intimate discussions by people who clearly were working together pretty often and were being.
Unbelievably open shockingly open so the notion that no one's talking anymore you know would that be kinda hard to believe in especially in a world where a bunch of stories do get ignored.
By a lot of the media the acorn peace comes out and besides Fox News and Andrew bright part on the web no one really want to cover for a long time.
We see evidence yet in what we published today of the exact type of behind the scenes strategizing.
That must or did go on particularly to try to kill at least one story and probably goes on to try to kill a bunch of others and we see that carried out in the news when these things get -- Because we talked about the one plan which is two to denigrate those who do cover these stories.
As racist are those who comment on those stories as racist for example going after Karl Rove for Fred Barnes -- -- Spencer Ackerman towards who cares anyone of them.
Right but then there's sort of part two of the strategy that is discussed according to your report which is.
Just don't cover it don't don't get attention to -- I wanna give our viewers another example this is from daily caller that -- -- what you're reporting.
This from Chris Hayes of the nation he writes all goes hand -- about just how awful odious reverend Wright's remarks are just keeps the -- going.
I'm not saying we should all rush on -- to defend right.
What I'm saying is that there is no earthly reason to use our various platforms to discuss.
What about right we find objectionable in other words just ignore the story just just stay away from that and don't.
Fuel the fire that they think is going to reflect poorly.
And on their candidate.
Yeah I think it I think a reasonable read of this is that was actually.
Both the purpose and probably did the effect of this group there were journalists on there from all sorts of you know.
Again quote unquote mainstream organization -- what else in the Washington Post.
And it was founded by Ezra Klein of the Washington Post.
And who they have by the way not just in the opinion section but in the business section commenting on economic policies as.
-- a pretty straight guy running in their business section not labeled as a political activist.
I think the biggest effect of this was and you can see it there -- that quote from from the nation.
To push to push the other journalists to stay off certain stories or get on other stories that seems need to be what what the real impact was.
-- and the Washington Post to mean just this weekend was called out by its own ombudsman for not covering the new black panther case in the DOJ whistle blower scandal.
War and they basically said and lack of resources but their ombudsman not happy with them.
And they're ignoring that story -- it's it's a fascinating read and it's at the daily caller dot com thank you so much for sharing the information with us.
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