DNC Wikileaks hack reveals Politico in bed with Dems
One bigfoot journalist has been outed, submitting his story to a Dem before sending it to his editor. Getting party approval before the editing begins used to be just a characteristic of Soviet bloc countries. Oliver Darcy of Business Insider:
An influential reporter at Politico made an apparent "agreement" with the Democratic National Committee to let it review a story about Hillary Clinton's fundraising machine before it was submitted to his editors, leaked emails published by WikiLeaks on Friday revealed.
Reporter Kenneth Vogel sent an advanced copy of his story to DNC national press secretary Mark Paustenbach in late April.
The email's subject line read: "per agreement ... any thoughts appreciated."
"Vogel gave me his story ahead of time/before it goes to his editors as long as I didn't share it," Paustenbach wrote in an email to Luis Miranda, the DNC's communications director.
"Let me know if you see anything that's missing and I'll push back," he added.
Vogel at least now knows that when he sends something to Paustenbach on the condition it not be shared, it will be shared. Here is the email itself, via Melissa Clouthier at the American Spectator:
Fwd: per agreement … any thoughts appreciated
Date: 2016-04-30 22:32
Subject: Fwd: per agreement … any thoughts appreciated
Vogel gave me his story ahead of time/before it goes to his editors as long as I didn’t share it. Let me know if you see anything that’s missing and I’ll push back.Mark Paustenbach National Press Secretary & Deputy Communications Director Democratic National Committee 202.863.8148 email@example.com
You can read the whole thing here.
I wonder how much – if any! -- blowback Vogel will receive for his partnership with the Dems?