It’s through the filter of partisans like these that the American people are to get their daily information distribution. It’s shameful. Kudos to Ward for pointing it out.
Politico says the stream was:
Hosted by POLITICO’s Mike Allen, John Harris & Jim VandeHei, with Jonathan Allen, Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin, Lois Romano, Juana Summers, and more …
So which reporters were badmouthing a political candidate days before a federal election? The sin here isn’t that they’re partisan, the sin is that these so-called media live off the petrified remains of journalistic objectivity as a way to peddle their bias.
The former Yahoo! News Washington bureau chief who was fired after he was heard saying Republican National Convention attendees were“happy to have a party with black people drowning” has been hired at Politico.
David Chalian will serve as vice president of video programming to expand Politico’s video content, according to an internal memo.
He was fired in August after he was caught on a hot mic during an online video broadcast saying RNC officials were unconcerned about holding their convention as Hurricane Isaac approached the Gulf Coast.
“They’re not concerned at all,” Chalian said. “They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.”
BuzzFeed reporter McKay Coppins was picked up on a ho tmic at today’s Mitt Romney event in Kettering, Ohio, saying there was “at least a 40-percent chance” that the candidate would “say something stupid.”
The remark, picked up on a pool feed, drew some attention among other reporters on Twitter, but Coppins was quick to run damage control: ”Looks like my snide comment, caught on livestream, was wrong,” he tweeted. “Romney got the tone just right at this event in Dayton.”