This is par for the course for the Politico.Mike Allen and Jonathan Martin are fixated on whether Rick Perry is too stupid to be President.Back in 2008, the same Mike Allen wondered if John McCain was going senile and making him unfit for the Presidency.This is rather typical of the Politico, which would rather be first than be right. Let me just repeat what I have written and documented before about the Politico.The problem is that the Politico has a habit of being lazy and running whatever is fed to them on silver spoons. And the Obama campaign is in the driver’s seat feeding them premium dog food for their regurgitation. The Politico’s instinct, like any in the media pack, is to go to its master before going to a stranger, so it feeds from the left more than the right. Again, the Politico would rather be first than be accurate. After all, they can correct the story later.
Let’s review, shall we?
They ran the “Fred Thompson to drop out story” the day before the Iowa Caucus, which was not true.
Posited that Hillary had no lock on Pennsylvania in the primary when the data in their own article showed otherwise.
Claimed the Thompson campaign had few people show up at rallies despite video evidence proving the opposite.
Attacked Jed Babbin of Human Events while screwing up his biography and then not correcting it for days, even though multiple attempts were made to get the error corrected.
Mischaracterized Craig Shirley’s relationship to the McCain campaign to psensationalize his departure therefrom.
Pushed the “Is John McCain old and senile” line against McCain, mimicking Obama’s talking points.
Attacked Sarah Palin pretty openly and unapologetically.
Mischaracterized Sarah Palin’s statements for shock value.
Let’s not forget John Edwards dropping out.
etc, etc, etc.