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In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama's relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama's conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, "Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares -- and call them racists."Later, the Daily Caller quotes Ackerman as writing:
I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It's not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright's defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger's [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.This is the second time The Daily Caller has made news by revealing e-mails posted on the Journolist. The first time, Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel was exposed for mocking conservatives. Interestingly, prior to moving to the Post, Weigel worked with Ackerman at the Independent. (Weigel resigned from the Post after the Journolist story surfaced.)
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