The latest news company grinding the White House's gears isn't Fox News—it's Politico. The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder has uncovered a joke e-mail circulating among White House staffers that takes a jab at the DC-centric print and online newspaper. The e-mail parodies a recent Politico story titled "7 stories Barack Obama doesn't want told" with its title "7 narratives politico is fighting in their efforts to get an interview with the President." Already, New York Magazine's Adam Raymond has praised it, saying "honestly, it's pretty spot-on."
7 narratives politico is fighting in their efforts to get an interview with the President
1. They are more interested in readers than accuracy
2. Its okay to be wrong everyonce in a while, if your are the first to break the news
3. More interested in gossip than news
4. A spouter of the worst sort of insider conventional wisdom
5. Their analysis about obama has been wrong more than any one
6. Click ... period
7. More obsessed with personality than policy
Still, Ambinder warns, "Don't read too much into this. There's been plenty of
back-and-forth between the Whit House and the POLITICO, and the White
House accepts the role -- which is often substantial -- that POLITICO
plays in the newsgathering process."
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