Friends Don’t Let Friends Read Politico

Ok, so I actually do like Ben Smith, but this post sort of captures exactly why reporters ought to stick to, well, reporting:

It does say something when you’re being attacked as a populist by the Wall Street Journal edit board and defended as a regulator by the Post’s.

Well no, not really, because that’s not reallya contradiction. The Journal thinks of “regulators” and “populists” in the same negative light. It is complete bullshit on both accounts, since neither one is even remotely, squint really hard and you can see it, true, but there’s no contradiction in it whatsoever.

Why can’t reporters just DO THEIR JOB and report?