Was there ever any doubt that our leftist traditional media protected candidate Barack Obama from the destructive revelations of the true nature of his Black Liberation Theology minister, the Rev Jeremiah "God damn America" Wright? If you had any doubt, it was erased today by the blog, The Daily Caller.
Caller has obtained records of a Journolist "alliance" to ignore the Wright story beginning as early as mid-April 2008 following an ABC New debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopolous. Both moderators posed pointed questions to Obama about his relationship with Wright as well as doubts about the minister's love of country. The alliance persisted throughout the campaign and was a significant contribution to the success of the Obama campaign. It was also a remarkable - unforgivable - disservice to the American voting public.
Here's the scope of the cover-up:
Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.You can read the full post here. Read more about the reaction to this story in the blogosphere here, here, here, and here.
UPDATE: John Hinderaker (Powerline) shares his take on the story here.