Hewitt’s proposition: Politico.com In The Left Ditch, Wheels Spinning.
A conservative reader reacts to the Scarborough column just as a conservative reader reacts to this Politico headline from this morning: “Retreads Still Drive GOP Agenda.” This headline comes in a week in which not one but two former senior Clinto Administration officials return to take the helm of the president’s and vice-president’s staffs.
A little further down the page, another headline slamming the GOP: “GOP Event Dodges Immigration Fight,” and further down a second headline on the same gathering, “Jeb Bush: GOP ‘incredibly stupid’ to ignore Hispanics.”
Other interesting headlines: “Admin reunites Clinton centrists” (not “retreads) and “Obama speech recalls Reagan.”
So what happened at Politico? The big problem is that it grew and you cannot clone Mike Allen, whom everyone generally trusts even though some mistake his affability as pro-Obama tilting. Jonathan Martin and Ben Smith were great second round draft picks though Smith breaks left far more often than he breaks right.
The rest of the team, though, has been built from standard issue, anti-conservative journostriplings who don’t even know their own bias. The tin ears of the senior staff miss headline lurches like this day’s random grab, and whoever came up with the idea of Joe Scarborough to carry the conservative torch is a plant from the Washington Post.
Scarborough’s recent specious column; Hold bad political actors accountable is what set him off.
Harris did his best to defend The Politico’s editorial decisions, but Hewitt concluded, “I think The Politico has a problem, and I’m not the only one who thinks it.”
A great discussion:
Video via Breitbart TV.
See also: The Other McCain, who asks who exactly are ‘The Pack of Right-Wing Polemicists Who Make Big Bucks Spewing Rage . . .’?