Um, What? (Update: NBC’s Chuck Todd ‘Outraged’)
August 16, 2012 - 3:41 pm
Read this paragraph, from a Politico story about the dolt that is Joe Biden.
His staff’s response is effectively to try to save Biden from himself. During the Virginia trip reporters were hustled out of retail campaign stops in diners and other intimate settings, aides tried to edit media pool reports for any potential landmines that could be seized on by Republicans and even hovered at close range to eavesdrop on journalists’ conversations with attendees at Biden rallies.
Biden’s aides have been editing press pool coverage to save Biden from his gaffes? How long has this been going on?
They must not be very good at their jobs.
Update: NBC’s Chuck Todd isn’t happy to learn that the media pool is allowing the Obama campaign to edit their reports on Biden.
On Thursday, Chuck Todd, NBC News’ White House Correspondent and Political Director, called a Politico report which revealed that Vice President Joe Biden’s staff actively attempted to edit pool reports, which are used to inform reporters about events on the campaign trail, an “outrage.” He said that the system of distributing pool reports through political staffers may have to change as a result of Biden’s staffer’s behavior.