Jonathan Martin of the Politico is a sickening hack who's a complete failure as a reporter. His latest "scoop" is falsely titled "Holtz-Eakin: McCain helped create BlackBerry" (link). In fact, that McCain advisor was refering to McCain's role in helping develop the telecommunications infrastructure; he wasn't claiming that McCain helped invent the Blackberry specifically.
If Martin weren't a complete hack he would have pointed that out, knowing full well how much stories transmogrify as they're re-told. See, of course, Al Gore supposedly claiming to invent the Internet, something you're likely to still hear today. Even Matt Yglesias caught on, and that's saying something: yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2008/09/
What I suggest is we keep a tally of all the things that Johnathan Martin of the Politico refuses to cover, and we point out his journalistic failings before and after the election. Please leave some of the things Martin refuses to discuss in the comments.
Politics · Tue, 09/16/2008 - 09:47 · Importance: 4