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No Biased Journalism? JournoList Creator, WaPo Editor Now Briefing Dem Congressional Chiefs of Staff

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posted on Nov, 25 2011 @ 02:08 PM
It seems that it is so accepted that MSM journalism (if that term even applies anymore) is so aligned with the liberal left, that it is now giving behind-closed door briefings in the Capitol to certain high-placed aides.

Turns out that JournoList Founder and WaPo Editor Ezra Klein was perfectly happy to explain to the Chiefs of Staff of Democrat members of Congress just what they needed to be doing together to achieve their mutual agendas.

Even other members of the MSM and Congressional staffers found this out of the ordinary.

A longtime Washington editor who deals with Capitol Hill regularly also said this is not the norm: “”I have never heard of a reporter briefing staffers. It’s supposed to be the other way around. This arrangement seems highly unusual.”

Klein’s speech to high-level Democratic aides was in the Capitol, closed door and off the record.

Toi say that this is unsual is an understatement.

Briefings for journalists covering Capitol Hill are usually the reverse of what transpired here. Lawmakers brief reporters. Aides brief reporters. Think tanks brief reporters. Think tanks brief aides. But reporters briefing aides? This is unheard of.

It would appear that the liberal MSM is willing and able to ignore any semblance of objectivity or non-partisanshyp in their make-believe "coverage" to make absolutuely sure that they and their minions in Congress are "on-point" on critical issues.

From JournoList to activist, it appears that WaPo‘s liberal blogger Ezra Klein is once again blurring the lines between being a journalist and trying to sway politics. In what appears to be at a minimum a breach of journalism ethics, Klein spoke to a group of Senate Democratic Chiefs of Staff last Friday about the Supercommittee, just days before the Committee announced its failing. “It was kind of weird,” said a longtime Senate Democratic aide, explaining that while people “enjoyed it” and gave it “positive reviews” this sort of thing is far from typical.

Who would've guessed.

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