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