Friar Bijou wrote:
Actually, I never heard of this back in 2009 when it happened.
I bet gbaji can tell you why.
Forum search says otherwise; nice try.
I seem to recall mentioning it once or twice on the forum as an example of something that the media was avoiding talking about.
Don't know if forum searches are working past like a year back. If you change your search from "journolist" to "journalist", the oldest post with that word in it is in 2012. You don't honestly think no one wrote the word "journalist" on this forum until about a year ago, do you?
JIBE, not jive. Aren't you supposed to know, like, 200x more about everything than the rest of us?
that didn't jive with their political leanings
Do you speak Jive?
Because the conservatives do the same thing. What are you, nine years old?
It was a big deal among conservatives because we had long suspected some kind of collusion among liberal journalists.
Which is interesting given that you're basically saying that two wrongs make a right. Jimmy did it, so it's ok for me to! Also, you're excusing known behavior by one group because of speculated behavior among another. So because liberals think that conservatives will do something nefarious, they feel it's ok for them to do it? Um... What if they're wrong about their assumption? What if they're projecting their own willingness to break the rules on conservatives in order to justify what they're doing (It's ok to do this cause we all know that conservatives would do it too).
That doesn't make what they were doing right, and it doesn't change the fact that a group of liberal journalists were actually caught doing it. Now, if someone catches conservatives doing this, then we can discuss that separately. But it's pretty weak to use the potential as an excuse for the actual.