Politico Jumps The Shark
Steve Benen rips apart the headline, "Roman Polanski Backers Gave $34K to Barack Obama, DNC."
It's almost a parody of the kind of story Politico's critics might come up with to make fun of the publication. [...] As the story goes, a prominent filmmaker is accused of a horrible crime. The filmmaker nevertheless has some supporters in the film industry. Some of those supporters, for reasons entirely unrelated to the alleged crime, also contributed to Democrats, and some of those contributors also donated to Obama. So? Why is that a news story? [...] Chances are, they wanted to get "Polanski" and "Obama" in the same headline. It didn't matter if the story made sense.