Politico’s editor-in-chief John Harris obviously doesn’t read Politico
Imagine the reaction of the media, if a reporter from Fox News who constantly attacked Obama and the Democrats would join the official team of a Republican campaign.
To say the media would go wild would be the understatement of the year.
Protests, and boycotts against the journalist’s previous workplace would be promoted by the entire mainstream media and the reporter and the candidate would be denounced by all.
Such a reporter would definitely never be accepted back into the folds of journalism, after all he besmirched the entire journalistic machine with his obviously partisan and one-sided reports, all in the effort of being seen and accepted by some political campaign.
Politico reporter Andy Barr has covered national politics since 2008 and has shown, as most of the Politico reporters, open admiration for the leftist agenda and contempt for Sarah Palin specifically as well as other Conservatives while claiming to be an honest reporter who reports without favoring one side over the other.
He had done such a hell of a job smearing the right and promoting the left, that he’s been officially hired by the Democratic Party to drop the official non-partisan title and get paid by them to continue his partisan work!
Here’s an excerpt of Alex Pappas’s article on The Daily Caller:
Barr is not the first Politico reporter to leave for a Democratic gig. Congressional reporter Jonathan Allen left Politico in 2009 to work as an aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, a Florida Democrat, but he returned to Politico in 2010.
Politico’s editor-in-chief, John Harris, responded to questions about Barr’s departure, writing in an email that the website’s management does not “worry about someone’s personal ideology so long as it is understood that their responsibilities at POLITICO mean leaving personal views at the door.”
Oh yeah? Are Roger Simon’s attacks at the evil Rupert Murdoch because of Murdoch’s purchase of the newspaper Simon worked on also considered “leaving personal views at the door?”
What about the entire Politico machine pouncing upon the Republican African American Congressman Allen West from Florida for an email he sent to Debbie Wasserman Schultz? Does that too stem from pure journalistic motives?
Oh, and let’s not forget that several Politico reporters including Mike Allen, Lisa Lerer, and. Ben Smith who joined over a hundred liberal Journolists posing as trustworthy reporters while having toiled together to destroy the Conservative movement in every way possible. These reporters definitely left their “personal views at the door.”
I think “personal views displayed openly for all” is a better description of Politico reporters.