Don't Read Politico, Urge Politico Editors

Megalomaniacal supervillain Jim VandeHei and emotionally hobbled robo-reporter Mike Allen, both of Politico, have penned a rugged endorsement of Mitt Romney's chief grievance today, agreeing with his advisors that the press corps is busy "scaring up stories to undermine the introduction of Mitt Romney to the general election audience." We need more serious, measured, balanced, non-inflammatory reporting on both candidates, said the men responsible for Politico, a web site that catalogs what political flacks' "dietary dossiers."

The problem, VandeHei and Allen argue, is that the Washington Post and New York Times are being mean to Romney by writing about his teen bullying and his wife's love of dressage horses while ignoring Barack Hussein Obama's college drug smoking. And other stuff. Notwithstanding that this is all demonstrably false, one thing struck me about VandeHei and Allen's critique: At 5,500 words, they argue, the Post's bullying story was "invested with far more significance than it merited, and is more voyeuristic than relevant to assessing Romney's readiness for office."

OH SO WE'RE ONLY WRITING ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO ASSESSING A CANDIDATE'S READINESS FOR OFFICE, ARE WE NOW, POLITICO?

Here is a list of stories Politico has published soberly assessing Barack Obama's readiness for office:

No cheap voyeurism there. Substance over sensation! Slavery is Freedom! Down with Drudge!

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