Big Journalism's John Nolte: Shameless Hack at Politico Digging Up Dirt on Private Citizen in Romney Ad In Order to Defend Obama

Our friend John Nolte at Big Journalism points out that Politico is back to its old tricks, defending Barack Obama from criticism by digging up dirt on a private citizen who supports his Republican opponent. In 2008, it was Joe the Plumber who was vetted by the Politico. This time around, it's an Iowa man who appears in a Romney Web ad.

"Right now Politico is doing oppo-research on private citizens to aid Obama. Seems to me that makes journalist's private lives fair game, no?" Nolte asked this morning in a tweet, noting in another tweet that "Politico's Maggie Haberman is a public figure in a position of power. Why is her private life any less newsworthy than a private citizen?"

That's actually a pretty good question.

You can read Nolte's item in full here.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
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