A group of liberal journalists in 2008 sought to sweep under the rug the Rev. Jeremiah Wright scandal that threatened to derail then-Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller, an online publication founded by Tucker Carlson, a conservative contributor for Fox News.
The documents offer evidence to conservative critics who have long held that the mainstream media were in the tank for Obama, and bolsters the argument that reporters with major news outlets are biased in their coverage.
Journalists working for Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic expressed outrage over the tough questioning Obama received from ABC anchors Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos at a debate and some of them plotted to protect Obama from the swirling controversy, according to the Daily Caller.
Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent pressed his fellow journalists to deflect attention from Obama's relationship with Wright by shifting topics to one of Obama's conservative critics, the Daily Caller reported.
"Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares – and call them racists," Ackerman wrote.
Conservatives can easily recall how much then-Senator Barack Obama ran away from race while on the campaigning for President in 2008--distancing himself from the likes of race-baiters Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and even going so far as to leave the church of his longtime controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright. Would it be any surprise that an MSM media long in the tank for Barry would conspire to protect their hero from Rev. Wright? Not one bit.