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Washington Post “Reporter” Gave Advice to Dems at Secret Meeting

Washington Post “Reporter” Gave Advice to Dems at Secret Meeting

“getting the economic narrative right”

Janell Ross, a national reporter for the Washington Post, appeared at a secretive meeting of progressive Democrats earlier this month which included other guests such as George Soros. She attended the meeting without the knowledge of the Post and participated in a panel about economic messaging.

Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon broke the story:

WaPo Reporter Goes Rogue, Gives Strategy Briefing to Secret Dem Donor Conference

Washington Post reporter Janell Ross gave a presentation at a secretive California gathering where Democratic politicians, liberal activists, and their biggest donors plotted the future of the progressive movement without notifying her superiors that she would be attending, according to a Post spokesman.

The Democracy Alliance went to great lengths to keep the identities of its members and guests confidential at its fall investment conference last week at the La Costa Resort, but the Washington Free Beacon obtained a detailed conference agenda that lists both events and featured guests.

Among them was Ross, a national reporter who closely covered the 2016 presidential campaign for the Washington Post and has since continued to cover the Trump administration.

Ross sat on a panel to assist conference-goers on the topic of “getting the economic narrative right” in future elections, according to the agenda, which can be viewed in full here.

Ross, whose panel was sandwiched by a talk with liberal billionaire George Soros and a message by Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) on Russian interference in the 2016 election, helped attendees explore questions such as: “What do progressives stand for?”

Tim Graham of News Busters notes:

The Post has published no story on the Democracy Alliance get-together. Ross said she attended independently for a book project she’s working on. She’s listed in the Special Guests section of the program and her bio explains “Janell is currently writing a book about the real causes – official policy and social practice – of the yawning racial wealth gap for the [leftist Unitarian publisher] Beacon Press.”

Everyone knows the Washington Post leans left and there’s certainly nothing wrong with progressives planning strategy, but Ross wasn’t there as a reporter.

Jazz Shaw of Hot Air sums it up perfectly:

The Free Beacon has done some great reporting on this so their entire coverage is worth a read, but the obvious issue here is the problematic appearance of Ms. Ross on the conference agenda. Let’s be very clear about what this event was: it was a meeting of some of the highest rolling donors in the Democratic Party where their 2018 strategy to defeat the Republicans was being worked on. Nothing wrong with that, obviously. The GOP does the same thing all the time.

But a reporter for the Washington Post was there, not to cover the event for her paper (the Beacon confirmed that the WaPo wasn’t even aware she was there), but to participate as a panelist.

In short, you can be a political reporter for the Washington Post or you can be a progressive activist who helps Democrats win elections. You’re not supposed to be both.

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“You’re not supposed to be both.”

But they are almost always are which is why one should assume that every reporter is both at all times. The bulk of the media in America leans left. We’ve seen plenty of other instances of leftist media people working with their fellow leftists on how to cover the news regarding progressive issues or campaigns.

“She attended the meeting without the knowledge of the Post.”

How would anybody know that is true? Further, WaPo is an institution so such knowledge would have to be in an official capacity. Somebody could be aware of all of this in another capacity. I suspect official ignorance but under-the-radar approval. For some reason I think about what the definition of “Is” is. One cannot prove a negative.

Is there one single person here that finds this a surprise? The msm IS part of the DNC now so why would we be surprised to see that this no integrity person would feel perfectly at home as an advisor to the DNC? Just like Bernie found out, the DNC is not about fairness or integrity but about winning.

“The Democracy Alliance went to great lengths to keep the identities of its members and guests confidential at its fall investment conference”

This is perhaps the greatest common denominators of the left – never telling the truth. And they know why they have to be duplicitous. They would be rejected outright by enough so that they would never be entrusted with the reins of power.

OleDirtyBarrister | November 23, 2017 at 11:46 am

The propaganda arm of the DNC-CPUSA continues to do what it has been doing for decades, but without as much secrecy due to the advent of smartphones, cameras everywhere, and the intermess.

This is same type of activity as Ezra Klein’s Journolist.

Subotai Bahadur | November 23, 2017 at 11:49 am

Ross was simply doing what all employees do. She was presenting her expertise to her bosses on demand to enable the bosses to achieve their shared goals.

Another great reason for it to be labeled “the Washington Compost”

Liberal Media functions as the DNC’s PR firm.

They are, collectively, the Chief Propagandists for National Socialism.