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Monday, July 29, 2013
MRC Howled About Journolist, Is Silent About Groundswell
Topic: Media Research Center

The Media Research Center howled when the existence of Journolist -- an email list that included journalists and liberal think-tankers discussing political issues -- was revealed. NewsBusters alone has six pages of posts referencing it, and the MRC has two pages of links. MRC chief Brent Bozell declared that Journolist proved that journalists are "political strategists" who serve as "a shameless channel for leftist message coordination."

Bozell added, "What's most shocking is the silence. How many in the "mainstream" press are publicly denouncing those members of JournoList for their blatant disregard of journalistic ethics? Listen to the crickets..."

Last week, Mother Jones revealed the existence of Groundswell, an email list for conservative journalists and think-tankers that demonstrated that right-wing journalists are little more than a shameless channel for message coordination.

What has the MRC had to say about Groundswell? Listen to the crickets.

No MRC site, including NewsBusters, has made a peep to date about Groundswell despite all the noise it made denouncing Journolist.

Hypocrisy? Double standard? You bet. But the MRC is hardly a stranger to that.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:09 PM EDT

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