Monday, November 2, 2009


It can't be easy working for Newsbusters. Every day, you have to get up, go through the newspapers, watch the TV news, and try to find something that you can twist to fit into your "they're all against us" worldview.

Sometimes, if you can't find any evil enough news, you are reduced to reporting on another website's news listings. And those listings, boy are they ever out to get you!

And by you, I mean Mark Finklestein.

Politico's Politicized Pic Picks

Photo of Mark Finkelstein.

Or this more flattering shot of Joe Lieberman?

Clearly it's all part of Politico's evil plot to make David Plouffe look good. that's why they used a picture of Plouffe in which he looks like an elf. Like the kind of elf who probably got bullied a lot by the tougher elves in elf high school.

The most pathetic thing about this little mini-diatribe against is that Finklestein doesn't even seem to know what Politico is. He just sees the picture and assumes that this is some left-wing site which has an obvious bias against conservatives.

It took me about 30 seconds to find this at Wikipedia: Frederick J. Ryan Jr., former Assistant to President Ronald Reagan[3], and currently chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, is president and CEO of Politico.[4]

And Media matters describes Politco this way:

Politico is really just a GOP bulletin board

It's a place where any spin the RNC burps up is immediately seized upon as news by Politico . (link)

But if you work for Newsbusters, it doesn't matter if Reagan himself is writing copy for Politico, if it's a media outlet, you are required to assume that it is out to get conservatives and you must find somethin, anything on the site to bolster that theory.

It can't be easy working for Newsbusters.