The Daily Caller has gotten and published some more copies of emails from that e-mail list of left-wing journalists -- Journo-List -- of the sort that got David Weigel ousted from his perch at the Washington Post. This time, they seemed to want to get the press to focus less on Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and suggested trying to smear some right-wingers (anyone but soon-to-be New York Times columnist Ross Douthat) as racist as a diversion. Among the participants was Holly Yeager, who now works at, get this, the Columbia Journalism Review.
The rest of the crew: Katha Pollitt, Spencer Ackerman, Mark Schmitt, Kevin Drum, Joe Conason, Todd Gitlin, David Greenberg, Chris Hayes, David Roberts, Richard Kim, Michael Tomasky, Thomas Schaller, Jonathan Stein. Most, maybe all, of these folks are pretty candid about where they are coming from politically in the first place, but it's nonetheless somewhat strange to see them emailing each other suggestions about whether and how to accuse conservatives of being racists. There's a certain premeditation to it that's almost chilling.
Disclosure: David Greenberg is a friend, and my own experience with him doesn't fit with the general spirit of the conversation described in the Daily Caller piece.