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Gawker Writer Calls Politico ‘Big Cheeses,’ ‘Journalistically Bankrupt’

Tom Scocca, who writes for Gawker, had email issues Thursday. That’s why he didn’t respond to questions on why he repeatedly slighted Politico by referring to the publication 19 times as  “The Politico” in a recent post.

But, by the day’s end, he was able to get in touch and provide reasoning behind his angst over Politico and its Monday story on the White House-news media relationship. The story had a double byline of White House correspondent Mike Allen and Executive Editor Jim VandeHei.

“I think my piece more or less speaks for itself,” Scocca said in an email. “There are and have been some fine reporters at (the) Politico, though it’s probably not in their best interest for me to praise them now.”

In Scocca’s post, he called Politico “America’s worst media outlet.” Asked if he was being hyperbolic, he said he’d “hate to have to choose between hyperbole and sincerity or to draw a line between a joke and a slight.”

He said in the past Politico has… Read more

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Gawker and ‘The Politico’

Nicknames are often jabs. And it was a clear and condescending one when Tom Scocca, writing for Gawker, repeatedly referred to “The Politico” in a post taking down a recent story by Politico‘s Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei.

An excerpt from Scocca’s piece, titled “The Politico Is Mad That The White House Does And Doesn’t Talk To The Politico”:

“The Politico, America’s worst media outlet, has a big story today about what’s wrong with the White House’s relationship with the political media, such as The Politico. According to Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen, President Obama disdains, freezes out, and circumvents the representatives of the Fourth Estate, including reporters from The Politico, rather than opening himself up to their serious questions. ‘This is an arguably dangerous development,’ The Politico explains”

The final count for “The Politico”: 19 times in the piece.

Politico‘s Ben White didn’t miss it. “The Gawker is an amusing little gossip smut site,” he tweeted Wednesday. “But I can’t say I’ve ever read a single item with any real social value on The Gawker.”

Like Politico, Gawker is simply “Gawker.” No “The.” But unlike Politico, Gawker never was “The Gawker.” It’s always been “Gawker.”

Back in 2007, when Politico was founded, it actually was “The Politico.” The old Politico print issue layout seen top-right is still on the Wikipedia page about Politico.

This 2007 AP photo of Politico‘s original newsroom banner also demonstrates… Read more