4.17.2009

Politico's Mike Allen: Bush Mouthpiece

Mike Allen is hack. Almost everyone working at Politico is. They're trying their best to emulate Drudge and while they have some people fooled (ahem MSNBC), they're far too obvious to the rest of us. How people like Allen are taken seriously by even the few that do at this point is beyond me.

From Andrew Sullivan:

Under what reasoning does Politico's Mike Allen give the following piece of spin anonymity?

Allen is allowing a member of the administration that broke the Geneva Conventions and commited war crimes to attack the current president and claim, without any substantiation, that the torture worked. He then allows that "top official" to proclaim things that are at the very least highly questionable. What journalistic standard is Allen following in allowing such a person to speak anonymously?

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