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Hacker Releases Journolist Archives from 2010

Remember that scandal?

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Way back in 2009, the hottest media story was the exposure of the existence of "Journolist," a private listserv of several hundred mostly liberal journalists, talking to each other about crap. This was perceived as a big scandal! Andrew Breitbart offered $100,000 for the full archives. Well, we got (some of) them. Here they are.

The existence of Journolist— either a boring listserv among friends and colleagues, or a secret backchannel in which the true feelings of the liberal media elite came to light, depending on who you talked to— was quite a little media sensation, several years ago. Select embarrassing excerpts from Journolist were leaked at the time, forcing public apologies, but never the full list. (The general uproar, however, cost David Weigel a job at the Washington Post.)