"We All Lament the Difficulty We Have Persuading Americans"
July 26, 2013 10:14 AM Subscribe
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"Believing they are losing the messaging war with progressives, a group of prominent conservatives in Washington—including the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and journalists from Breitbart News and the Washington Examiner — has been meeting privately since early this year to concoct talking points, coordinate messaging, and hatch plans for "a 30 front war seeking to fundamentally transform the nation," according to documents obtained by [David Corn and] Mother Jones.
" Photo Gallery: Meet Groundswell's Major Players
. Also: Groundswell's Secret Crusade to Crush Karl Rove
The Week: "A right-wing JournoList?
": "In 2009, Politico introduced the world to JournoList, an online forum started in 2007 by Ezra Klein to allow a group of mostly liberal journalists, columnists, and academics to chat and compare notes off the record. In 2010, The Daily Caller effectively killed JournoList by releasing some of its leaked archives. (Gawker posted more of the archives — 264 pages — in June.)
Media Matters: Fox News Contributor Briefly Ran Groundswell's "Campaign To Discredit" Fox Analyst Rove
Politico: Groundswell's 'journalists'
Salon: The right’s dumbest plot yet: Groundswell. "Forward thinkers Ginni Thomas and John Bolton make their own super-cool, secret, far-right organization"
Virginia "Ginni" Thomas previously on MeFi: The Power Couple
and Justice Clarence Thomas v President Barack Obama
The author of this piece is David Corn, who previously released the infamous 47 percent
” video of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (previously on mefi)
and the leaked recording of a Senator Mitch McConnell
(R-Ky) and his campaign discussing Ashley Judd.