Politico has given a coveted slot on its just-released “50 Politicos to Watch” package to none other than … Andrew Breitbart. Politico’s write-up glowingly described Breitbart’s wit and “edge,” with no mention of his rather widely-discussed Shirley Sherrod caper, which by any measure should have dealt his credibility a severe blow.
Politico claims that it had no choice since the feature was planned in advance of Breitbart’s Sherrod scam for a special print edition.
“The Breitbart piece for the 50 Politicos feature was assigned and reported weeks ago,” Harris wrote. “It was for a special glossy magazine version of our print edition and had a long lead time so was not assigned, reported or written in the context of the Sherrod furor.”
What about Breitbart’s ACORN scam? You mean that wasn’t enough to disqualify Breitbart from such a massive handjob? Surely Politico didn’t prepare this prior to that huge deception, and the subsequent arrest of Breitbart’s co-conspirator, James O’Keefe.
Elsewhere, this entry from Chez Pazienza about Breitbart is a must read.