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Some reaction to today’s big story about Journolist and Rev. Wright

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In no particular order…

Instapundit: “Those who suspected that the media was collaborating to spin the coverage in Obama’s favor were righter than they knew…”

Jules Crittenden: “The best defense is to be offensive. It’s what wriggles when you lift the Journolist rock.”

Stephen Spruiell, NRO: “First, it illustrates vividly the intense anger on the Left that flourished in the wake of the Democrats’ political losses in 2000, 2002, and 2004 — as Manichean and hyperbolic as anything found in the tea party today… Second, and especially in light of the NAACP’s recent condemnation of the tea party as racist, it demonstrates how eager are some on the Left to deploy the race card as a political weapon.”

Andrew Breitbart: “Journalists love whistleblowers. Just not when the whistle is blown on them. Journalists love transparency. As long as they’re not the ones being exposed.”

David Corn: “And this is the best they can do?”

Taylor Marsh: “There’s no doubt whatsoever that Obama had an easier time with the media than any other candidate in 2008… But the conspiracy huffing and puffing about known liberal journalists from the Daily Caller is really one for the books.”

Ace of Spades: “The defense will be made, and it’s true to some extent, that the people engaging in these racist strategy sessions are mainly out-and-proud lefties, and so this doesn’t say anything about the broader MFM. But it does — because the broader MFM may not have been commenting — too careful to weigh in like that and leave tracks — but their representatives were reading. And they seemed to be of like minds.”

John Nolte: “What is surprising about today’s revelations is that these Journolisters have somehow deluded themselves into thinking they’re doing good.”

Doctor Zero: “One day, Spencer Ackerman will walk into a bar where Fred Barnes is having a drink. A tumbleweed will roll by outside.”

Ann Althouse: “Is Strong smashing Ackerman’s head through a plate glass window — rhetorically! — or is this an admirable study of ethics in journalism?”

Mediaite: “Ironic Indignation: Daily Caller Practices What It Preaches Against”

Salon: “Tucker Carlson’s ‘The Daily Carlsoner’ has published another piece of stunning investigative journalism, by which I mean ‘someone has forwarded them another Journolist thread.'”

Sarah Palin: “Media Bias? What Media Bias? BOMBSHELL!”

Ed Morrissey: “It certainly puts efforts by the Left to paint the Tea Party as racist in an entirely new light.”

Mary Katharine Ham: “Barack Obama has always been more than happy to outsource his accusations of racism, smearing of entire activist communities, and flat-out fabrications to surrogate liberal activists and media happy to do it for him.”

Roger L. Simon:These are the independent minds that seek to mold our culture and political lives? Nowhere to be found is an original thought – unless you count accusing Karl Rove of racism as a brainstorm.”

Iowahawk: “Justice Dept. Opens Civil Rights Probe Into Journolist; All-White 7th Grade Secret Society Banned Minorities, Justin Beiber Haters”

Another Black Conservative: “What is astounding is that none on the listsev objects to making up racism, they only object to whether or not the strategy will backfire on Obama.”

Legal Insurrection: “I’ll admit it, I was wrong about The Daily Caller when I called it a failure several months ago.”

Matt Lewis: “Is there more to come on all this?”

P.S. Conservatives Karl Rove and Fred Barnes respond to Journolist “racist” post.

P.P.S. Apparently, lying about somebody who disagrees with you is a “political leaning.”

Jim Treacher