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1,000-Member Secretive Progressive
Journalist Group Uncovered

Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Breitbart News

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/6/2014 2:13:39 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A prominent CNN commentator, the top two political reporters for The Huffington Post, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation magazine, a producer for Al Jazeera America television, a U.S. News & World Report columnist, and approximately two dozen Huffington Post contributors are among the more than 1,000 members of Gamechanger Salon. 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. The group’s existence was discovered by Media Trackers through an open records

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Why don´t they quit playing games and just call those "progressives" what they are, Communists. This is certainly not surprising but it is disturbing that they feel the need to be so secretive.

This site is not usually posted here but staff felt info was worth showing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/6/2014 2:34:49 PM     (No. 9955571)

Was this ever a surprise? Any time the topic of media bias is brought up, the claims get shouted down from near and far.

Now we know how.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Doctor P, 8/6/2014 2:53:16 PM     (No. 9955599)

did they coordinate any donations beyond their normal contribution in kind?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: shmowry1, 8/6/2014 2:58:44 PM     (No. 9955605)

This is how the democrats win elections.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 8/6/2014 2:59:48 PM     (No. 9955609)

I´m sure the IRS tried to block their formation! s/o

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sardonic, 8/6/2014 3:02:12 PM     (No. 9955616)

Based on the "coincidental" sameness of various talking points in columns "news articles" and blogs on any given subject, is anyone surprised?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 8/6/2014 3:04:06 PM     (No. 9955619)

JournoList, Mach II

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/6/2014 3:07:48 PM     (No. 9955626)

Just 1,000?

Safe bet that these HopenGameChanger members average far higher incomes than non-members and that they are guests on the MSM news shows far more than non-members. And, that the books they write receive far more coverage than non-members, with almost always favorable reviews. Finally, this secret group of Obama cheerleaders surely have more paid speaking assignments, especially on college campuses.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 8/6/2014 3:07:55 PM     (No. 9955627)

Not at all #5.

Their cliches hide in plain sight and I´m amazed that their employers and readers are so willing to pay good money for old rope.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/6/2014 3:08:21 PM     (No. 9955628)

No, it´s not a surprise, after all, there is JournoList.

Now, if the TEA partiers --and all those who yearn to save the Republic-- could learn from this, and fight smart, strategically, instead of getting involved in petty squabbles, and trying to oust politicians for whom they do not have a viable challenger, then we´d see some changes begin.

The essential, absolutely essential work to be done is educating the public. There are millions of lofos for a reason: nobody tries to inform and enlighten... EXCEPT the Left.

The Left owns the media, owns entertainment, owns "education", owns "news" (loosely used term).

It´s much harder to educate and enlighten than to propagandize and titillate and rouse and play on emotions.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 8/6/2014 3:10:14 PM     (No. 9955633)

This is where they all decide to ixnay any mention of Benghazi, and any and all mentions of the IRS. 1000 members, that covers all of the network news and major newspapers.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: richwill, 8/6/2014 3:17:03 PM     (No. 9955638)

Will someone please explain what the differences are between Hussein´s regime and the Stalin regime?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 8/6/2014 3:17:11 PM     (No. 9955639)

and the winners are..
let´s have the names of those at, for example, the RedStar of MPLS..
inquiring minds want to know..

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Reply 13 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 8/6/2014 3:18:28 PM     (No. 9955640)

Sounds like an FEC violation, to me.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: comstock, 8/6/2014 3:21:48 PM     (No. 9955646)

They do the same thing via their closed Google group that organized public action groups (like "Tea Party" groups) do, except that instead of raising money to support candidates they provide incalculable support with their mouths, pens and keyboards.

So they are immune from IRS and FEC scrutiny. How do you put a value on innumerable repetitions of Demon-crat talking points by partisan bigots claiming to be "journalists?" And they complain about PACs. They are worse, because they labor in the shadows perpetuating this fraud.

It seems like the only qualification to get Press Credentials is a pulse.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: curious1, 8/6/2014 3:25:04 PM     (No. 9955653)

Sounds like a good target for hackers...Oh, that´s right, the ´no such agency´ already knows about them but doesn´t consider them a domestic enemy! Birds of a feather.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/6/2014 3:33:32 PM     (No. 9955667)

If they will just do this OPENLY, then it is okay. Then, they can no longer pretend that they do not collude to alter the news.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: kofcfn, 8/6/2014 3:35:39 PM     (No. 9955671)

This is old news. Came out about two years ago.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/6/2014 3:40:28 PM     (No. 9955675)

I´m guessing that 1,000 is about 1/1,000,000th of the true number of the members of the media that are actively lie-beral, and who are pushing the lie-beral spin on everything!!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: BruisedOrange, 8/6/2014 3:44:45 PM     (No. 9955678)

Titillating title, but small potatoes. When you consider the big-picture, national-scale editorial decisions made by progressives in media (contrast coverage of the Christie and Cuomo scandals, for example), this 1,000 member bunch sounds like a mere a sub-group, a social sorority of second-tier progressives, a junior league of left-learned newsies united by a love for macrame.

IMHO, these aren´t the people calling shots behind the curtain. These are just the people who get the call to steam and press the curtains every couple of months.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/6/2014 4:02:32 PM     (No. 9955691)

What #20 said. We need a link for assertions like that.

Could #17 be confusing this with the Journolist?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/6/2014 4:10:38 PM     (No. 9955702)

Now if Republicans were smart and we know they are not, they would make this a huge issue. ID everybody in the group and which publications they work for, every time they attack Conservatives they should shout loud that the Journalist making the attack is part of this secret group and should be considered suspect.

I know I´m having a dream and I will wake up.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Newtsche, 8/6/2014 4:19:23 PM     (No. 9955709)

Maybe some of the movers and shakers in this are hard core leftists but the vast majority of these dilettantes are simply useful idiots. They live in a world of bumper stickers, buzz words and cartoons. They´re just better people on a mission from, well, you fill in the blank.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/6/2014 4:28:35 PM     (No. 9955716)

Disgraceful ! These people have no ethics or morals.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: F16 guy, 8/6/2014 4:40:35 PM     (No. 9955730)

Remember several years ago the chant of using the word "GRAVITAS?"

It came out of nowhere, had never been used before and has not been used since. Yet one week in 2000, EVERY news station had reporters using the word.

A secretive journalist group is EXACTLY how this s*hit happens.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2007/11/30/gravitas_montage_explains_it_all

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Reply 25 - Posted by: rosefenn, 8/6/2014 4:41:07 PM     (No. 9955731)

"Bilderberger, meet Gamechanger. Ahh, here come the Illuminati! Pull up a chair, everyone! Did anybody hear from the Trilaterals this month? And by the way, Opus Dei, leave the donkey outside, OK?"

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/6/2014 4:49:25 PM     (No. 9955750)

The communists have figured out a way to distribute their poison without being prosecuted for treason. It´s called freedom of the press and protected by the Constitution.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 8/6/2014 4:57:03 PM     (No. 9955763)

They don´t really need an "organization" - - secretive or otherwise.

All leftists are mindless robots. They think alike, speak alike, and use the exact same words and phrases - - all the time.

What is there to "organize" about zombie-like conformity?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jglas, 8/6/2014 5:02:37 PM     (No. 9955782)

So once again the fourth estate becomes the fifth column.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 8/6/2014 6:17:41 PM     (No. 9955893)

Any intelligent person who informs himself and studies history is not affected by any JOurnolist--these little propaganda minister/brainwashers are so transparent, i saw thru them at age 10 watching Walter Cronkite and thinking how or why should I trust him?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Scribelus, 8/6/2014 6:33:18 PM     (No. 9955914)

Disguised in virtual robes and hoods, the Klan rises from the slime that created it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/6/2014 6:34:30 PM     (No. 9955916)

#17; I only remember Journalist

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Lefticide, 8/6/2014 6:56:04 PM     (No. 9955928)

They are the Hamas of the American political system.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: teufelshunde, 8/6/2014 7:42:07 PM     (No. 9955984)

Solutions? There are some very astute and connected people who frequent this site...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: BarryNo, 8/6/2014 7:49:27 PM     (No. 9955992)

The vast Left Wing Conspiracy Leadership. I wouldn´t be surprised, if you traced this back, you would find Soviet sponsored agents from politics, academia, and Hollywood.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 8/6/2014 8:26:52 PM     (No. 9956028)

I´m encouraged. That´s not a very big tent.

And the fact that they have been discovered may shame some of the MSM networks who pretend they are squarely in the middle of things. At any rate, it informs conservatives who they are!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: wendybird, 8/6/2014 8:37:49 PM     (No. 9956045)

There may be 1,000 members, but they all share the same 1,000 brain cells.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: lana720, 8/6/2014 9:39:04 PM     (No. 9956118)

Their messages against the Republic are soaked up by the last minute, uninformed voters.
They write in lockstep with every word generated by the DNC spin machine.
Would that conservatives could do this but we allow for a difference of opinions.
Freedom of the Press is one thing; collusion, quite another.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/6/2014 9:45:08 PM     (No. 9956127)

Isn´t this just Journo-List redoux?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: nvr4get911, 8/6/2014 9:45:20 PM     (No. 9956129)

Breitbart Bigs are always posted here, aren´t they?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Okie 52, 8/6/2014 10:33:15 PM     (No. 9956167)

Somebody put this in context. I don´t care if all these "thinkers" share their thoughts. Just makes for a tight pattern when hunting them. But...the fact that they share a tight-knit circle jerk? Of course they do. Please tell me what difference, at this point, does it make? They´re all hacks anyway, using the same phraseology, same left bent view. why does this "discovery" matter?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: congar, 8/7/2014 8:37:14 AM     (No. 9956570)

Now we know how Limbaugh can play a tape on a news story where the same exact commentary words are duplicated 20 times by 20 different MSM talking heads. What we don’t know is how many more such organizations exist to coordinate the news.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Pinchem, 8/7/2014 5:02:48 PM     (No. 9957162)

With the expose, and most people know the majority of journalist are communist, I wonder two things.
1. How many people will address the reporters as Comrade or as Communist publically?
2. How many people will now boycott all publications/writers deemed to be Communist?

A few million? Few thousand? Few hundred? Probably me and a third of the Ldotters. Tick tick tick tick.


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President Barack Obama´s trip to Los Angeles in July was billed as ´the last the President will be making this year.´But it seems he simply can´t stay away from California´s famously deep-pocketed Democratic donors. He will be back on October 9 for a fundraiser hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow at her home in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The evening will include a reception and the opportunity to ask questions ´at an intimate dinner,´ per an email from a Hollywood fundraiser.Tickets for the Democratic National Committee event will start at $1,000 per person for the reception. Donors of $15,000 also get a photo and

Clinton Silent on 2016 Bid as Campaign-
Style Actions Begin to Speak Volumes

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New York Times, by Amy Chozick    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/13/2014 4:53:05 AM     Post Reply
She is building stamina through tough new workouts with a personal trainer and yoga. She is talking about how to address income inequality without alienating corporate America. And she is reviewing who’s who in the Democratic Party in Iowa, a crucial early voting state in the presidential cycle. Hillary Rodham Clinton has said publicly that she will decide early next year whether she will undertake a second campaign for the presidency. But inside the Clinton operation, the groundwork is already quietly being laid for a candidacy. On Sunday, Mrs. Clinton will appear at the 37th annual Iowa steak fry hosted by Senator Tom Harkin;

2 Arizona counties tally
more ballots than voters

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Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/13/2014 7:52:33 PM     Post Reply
Voter turnout during last month´s primary races was a little too good in some counties, Arizona elections officials said Friday. Some precincts in northern Arizona tallied more ballots cast than there are registered voters, the Arizona Capitol Times reported. According to officials, errors made by poll workers and elections officials in Apache and Navajo counties led to the miscalculations. Initial reports from some precincts showed a turnout of anywhere from 200 to 400 percent. In Apache County, the Puerco West precinct reportedly had 100 votes cast, but only 23 voters are registered there. The voter turnout added up to 434

‘The Roosevelts’: Once you finish all
14 hours, you’re sorry to see them go

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Washington Post, by Hank Stuever    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 9/13/2014 8:05:24 AM     Post Reply
Let’s start with the end. When it’s over — when you make it through the marathon that is Ken Burns’s beautiful, seven-part documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” which begins Sunday night on PBS — you may find yourself with a lingering, nebulous grief. You’re sorry it’s over. You’re sorry they’re over. You’re sorry a certain expression of American ideals is, or often appears to be, completely over. My study habits haven’t improved since college; like an idiot, I put off watching all 14 hours of “The Roosevelts” until I absolutely had to watch them on a deadline binge this week.

Pelosi’s panic fire: GOP Senate
would end ‘civilization as we know it’

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Washington Times, by Kellan Howell    Original Article
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House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told “Real Time” host Bill Maher that Democrats are not “fear-mongers” but in the same breath said civilization is doomed if Republicans manage to take control of the Senate in November. “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” the California Democrat told Mr. Maher on his show Friday night, which aired live from Washington. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.” Mr. Maher pointed out that voter turnout will most likely lean to the right saying, “Nobody comes out

Peterson released from jail
after turning himself in

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New York Post, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 9/13/2014 6:34:31 AM     Post Reply
Adrian Peterson turned himself in early Saturday morning, FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported , after authorities in Texas issued an arrest warrant for the star Minnesota Vikings running back on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. Peterson surrendered to authorities in Montgomery County and was released on a $21,000 bond, according to Glazer. However, Peterson has been benched for Sunday’s game against New England. Peterson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, said that the charge accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank one of his sons, whose age was not disclosed but was widely

Nancy Pelosi Just Might be Insane
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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/13/2014 12:45:49 PM     Post Reply
The Democrats’ leader in the House, California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, is either dishonest, drunk, or losing her mind.
Soopermexican caught this tweet from Pelosi, which he calls “brutal stupidity.”Nancy Pelosi @NancyPelosi Follow An American family can´t just change their address to avoid paying taxes. @HouseGOP, why can corporations? Let´s put the #MiddleClassFirst! 4:54 PM - 12 Sep 2014 As the multimillionaire Pelosi surely knows, individuals and corporations (which are artificial people under the law) can change their addresses and thereby change their tax burdens. It happens every day. I know that from personal experience. I moved from high-tax Maryland to low-tax Texas a few years back and gave myself a very nice raise and bought a bigger house than I’d had up north even though my


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