The Journolist Scandal
The highlight, or lowlight, of the story is "journolist" Spencer Ackerman's advocacy of race-baiting to discredit conservative critics of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright story.
If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists. Ask: why do they have such a deep-seated problem with a black politician who unites the country? What lurks behind those problems? This makes *them* sputter with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction.
Nice huh? The good news. Ackerman's race-baiting and his friends' adolescent name-calling and whining led to the self-destruction of Journolist. Even better, before it self destructed, it provided David Burge with material for his version of the Journolist. It doesn't get any better than this. Warning: Do not click on if you are offended by bad words.
More here from Mary Katharine Ham:
If you ever had any doubt that the left's incessant cries of "racism" have become largely a cynical political ploy designed to marginalize and shut up political opponents, behold the birth of a racism accusation in all its naked glory as discussed on the infamous JournoList.