Right Unleashes Boffo Kevin Bacon McCarthyism


This is more comic than anything else. But someone just forwarded me an article by the Muslim-bashing blowhard and far-right crank Aaron Klein (truly a shonda for the Jews) who has a new piece up in World Net Daily milking the ‘Journolist’ story into Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon-like levels of parody.

Now we learn that John Judis (who happens to a be friend of mine, almost a mentor, if he’d be willing to think of me that way) was on Journolist. And though long associated with the radical “New Republic,” about thirty years ago he wrote for In These Times. And William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn are currently on the board of In These Times. And they were part of the Weather Underground that blew stuff up in the early 1970s. So it’s a pretty slam dunk case that Journolist was basically a terrorist planning listserve or a cabal developing strategies for hacking Breitbart.com.

Also, members of Journolist were tied to groups supporting Net Neutrality. Others were tied to the centrist apparently hard-left radical New America Foundation, the DC think tank which gets most of its funding from major corporations (not that there’s anything wrong with that) and has Google CEO Eric Schmidt as its Chairman of the Board.

Next thing New America will be trying to build near and desecrate Ground Zero.


Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.