A Bad Week For The Politico

Amanda checks into the incredible number of mistakes the crackerjack team led by the ex-Washington Post man---John Harris---has accumulated in less than a week. You remember him don't you? He tried to get the wonderful Dan Froomkin fired. Anyway, their hackery is showing itself in record-breaking time. Oliver Willis posted Mike Allen's audio interview with Matt Drudge that speaks for itself. While the term "slow bleed" that the Republicans now use as an anthem originated from them, their credibility is quickly being flushed down the toilet...

Will Bunch has more: Rookie Mistakes Plague The Politico

OK, actually the headline of the piece that I'm writing about here is "Rookie Mistakes Plague Obama," and it's the latest effort from the new, right-wing narrative-boosting tag team of The Politico web site and Matt Drudge.

UPDATE: Glenn Greenwald: Drudge and the Politico -- poisonously joined at the hip

But whatever else is true, it is now inescapably clear that The Politico will be working hand-in-hand with Matt Drudge. That seems to be the very purpose of The Politico -- quoting a blogger with whom I exchanged email on this topic earlier this week: "to put the full stamp of legitimacy on the Drudgification of politics."

UPDATE #2: Media Matters lists some other reasons that the Politico needs to keep apologizing


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