The Internet is all abuzz today over the release of several emails from now-defunct private email listserv JournoList, which many (mostly liberal) writers and bloggers used during the 2008 election. It seems that some of these writers discussed the idea of coordinating coverage of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright scandal. Journalists are mostly mocking this story. And they're primarily doing it on--where else?--Twitter.
Will the press cover Journolist?
Needless to say, Andy's above question was answered fairly quickly by a twitter firestorm:
That was a gross wrap from Chop't. If only I still had Journolist so I could DESTROY THEM.
I don't think I'm ever going to recover from the revelation that @attackerman occasionally dabbles in hyperbole.Internet,you have broken me.
So it turns out Spencer Ackerman has commanded the entire media from a volcano lair since 2008. Weird.
I have to think that an annotated JournoList archive is the stuff of bestsellers.
The clique in my HS had a name and talked about the rest of us amongst themselves. Didn't give a fuck. Why is Journolist such a big deal?
@Ydiot Journolist was dumb. I'm now not on any email lists. Cons calling for Jlist disclosure should leak their own emails. Do you agree?
By the end of the day, everything can be blamed on journolist:
Journolist is the reason that your eggs were runny this morning #journolistaconspiracysoimmense
Well, almost everything:
how I hate writing headlines.
This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.