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Groundswell, the Conservative Journolist?

A few years ago, conservatives were in an uproar over the now presumably-defunct Journolist, the clubby listserv for liberal journos created by WaPo‘s Ezra Klein. So how will they feel about Groundswell, a conservative cloak and dagger group revealed by Mother JonesDavid Corn and Kate Sheppard this morning?

Apparently, it’s rife with participation from conservative journalists, even those at Breitbart News—whose late founder had loudly decried the idea behind Journolist just a few years back and offered a cash-reward for the full list of participants.

So who was involved?

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David Martosko Offered Mother Jones Scribe a Job After Reporting on His Defamation Lawsuit

David Martosko is officially out as executive editor of The Daily Caller and in as U.S Politics Editor of the Daily Mail. Though he’s still tweeting out links to Daily Caller stories, Martosko began tweeting Daily Mail stories as well on Saturday.

Emails to Martosko’s former Daily Caller address are returned with: “I’m no longer with The Daily Caller.” Signed, “With Every Good Wish, David Martosko.”

He told FishbowlDC that his last day at The Daily Caller was Friday. “I’m in London today, meeting new colleagues and learning the Daily Mail‘s online and content management systems,” he said in an email. No last-day party was thrown by Martosko or his Daily Caller colleagues. “Not my style,” he said.

His transition to the high-trafficked Daily Mail couldn’t have possibly come at a better time. Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones reported on Friday that in 2008 Martosko posed on Facebook as a “dope-smoking commie” to gather information on animal rights activists. Read more