[Guest post by DRJ]
Prof. William A. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection explores the connection between Journolist and the Obama campaign/administration:
“So… An Obama campaign operative interacted on the Journolist with sympathetic media types in the run-up to the election, and then rewarded favored Journolistas with a visit to the White House.”
On the plus side, some Journolist members don’t care for Keith Olbermann. Apparently they don’t like the way he treated Hillary Clinton and other women like Carrie Prejean.
I’m curious about the Obama-Journolist connections. I always assumed Obama campaign and Administration sources talked to Journolist members, who shared Obama’s ideas and positions with their fellow Journolistas. Now I wonder if it wasn’t more of a two-way street where Journolistas batted around PR ideas and came up with storylines and recommendations they funneled to Obama sources. Is it possible that losing its Journolist sounding board explains why the Administration was initially so clueless and panicked on the Sherrod story?