Politico Trashes Post Romney Story, Get Trashed in Return
Earlier today, Politico’s Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei grabbed some remaindered Republicans (Haley Barbour and Ari Fleischer, really?), find out that they didn’t like the Post’s Mitt Romney bullying article, and turn it into a theory of scoops story:
But the 5,500-word account was invested with far more significance than it merited, and is more voyeuristic than relevant to assessing Romney’s readiness for office.
Whether or not you see the bullying thing as relevant to Romney’s fitness to be president (and I think that depends on whether you see it as gay-bashing or “anti-longhairism”), it was a solidly-sourced story that revealed something interesting about someone who could be president.
That said, I do think Allen and Vandehei make a good point when they write that the Post could have given the Choom Gang story more coverage.
What’s up with the media reporting at Politico these days? Lots of whiffs.