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.)

Now, the hacker Guccifer has provided us with the copy of the Journolist archive. You can find it below. It appears to be the full archive, although there is no way for us to confirm that. (Update: It's not the full, multi-year archives. Most of the content appears to be from the summer of 2010, right around the time that Journolist was becoming a public controversy.) It also appears to have been hacked from one of the Journolist members. As you can see, it is very long, and its formatting makes reading it somewhat difficult. Don't blame us. This is simply a data dump— a public service, for those who may have been waiting breathlessly for the past four years to get at the raw material of what was once considered the very epicenter of the liberal Washington media cabal.


Below is a pdf version. Here is a Google Drive link where you can find the archive.

As far as we can tell, most of this has never been released. Have at it.


Journolist (PDF)
Journolist (Text)

[The Journolist Archive.]