Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Hardest Working Blogger in Show Business

Eric Boehlert at Media Matters wrote about the call from Big Government Editor Mike Walsh for all of their contributers to triumphantly write about the fact that James O'Keefe pled guilty to a misdemeanor.
From: Michael Walsh/Big Journalism
Sent: Wed, May 26, 2010
Subject: Pedal to the Metal Today re "Watergate, Jr."

Dear Contribs: we understand that, today, James O'Keefe will plead guilty to a misdemeanor in New Orleans, essentially to spitting on the sidewalk, and that will be the end of the Great Media Meme of "Watergate, Jr."

Today, Andrew Breitbart, Retracto and I would like to hammer the media for this one -- they simply couldn't control themselves, jumped to the most extreme conclusions, and widely predicted all sort of crazy things, including that Breitbart was behind the whole thing, that it was a break-in, etc. etc. Of course, none of this was true and now they have egg all over their faces.

Starting ASAP, I'm asking each of you to please contribute to a rolling series of posts taking the MSM to task, citing the lies, and charting the careers that have been broken over this, most spectacularly David Shuster's at MSNBC (you will recall Shuster's memorable shouting match with AB live from Nola just after the arrests). No waiting -- get it to me and I'll post it up on the site as quickly as possible.
It seems a little strange that James O'Keefe would plead guilty in a case that Big Government contributer Dana Loesch called a "witch hunt," but that of course didn't stop Loesch from dilligently following her orders from the boss. And oh what an effort she put in. Loesch wrote a whole three sentences about the matter in order to earn her Big Government credentials. She even made sure to use the "Watergate Jr." meme that Walsh spoon fed the contributers.

If only everyone could have it so easy.

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