You see, it's not even that I disagree with Greenwald's article on Salon.com today. It's that I don't take Politico.com anywhere near as seriously as he does. Politico is a gossip rag. They don't even pretend to be anything but a rag, and it's journalists like Greenwald and Chris Matthews, who often invites Politico reporters, if you can call them that, on Hardball, that give Politico respect.
Greenwald is right; Politico's media reporter Michael Calderone's article, Top 10 political scoops of 2008, is an example of what's wrong with journalism. But Politico is a low hanging fruit. I mean, come on. Greenwald might as well be taking Huffington Post to task for hosting the link and himself for the same.
Politico's articles are written to be linked to by the Drudge Report, Mark Halperin's The Page, and other blogs. If you're going to take someone in the traditional media to task, why not go after Time Magazine for giving Mark Halperin and his asine reporting a place on the Web?
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