Friday, November 4, 2011

Politico publishes 90 stories on Cain scandal in 5 days

How much is too much? - Charlie Spiering/Washington Examiner
34 on Fast and Furious in 8 months? using Politico's site search
Politico now owns most misleading headline ever - Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion
Cain accuser won’t provide details despite restaurant association’s consent - Daily Caller
Media Shifts to Damage Control as Politico Smear Fails to Take Out Cain - Rush
Really, folks, five days now, and nobody knows what he did. Think of all the news stories there have been, think of The Politico and how they got this ball rolling, and after five days there has yet to be a report what he did. Nobody knows still. Five days! As Wes Pruden, former editor-in-chief of the Washington Times, points out: When he ran the Washington Times newsroom: If somebody like The Politico reporters would have brought this story to him, he woulda thrown 'em down the steps -- and if they survived that, he would have fired them. (paraphrased exchange) "You're telling me you want my newspaper to publish this rotgut? What do you got? There's nothing here! I want names, places, activities, things that happened. There's nothing here!"