Geee Posted January 21, 2013 Share Posted January 21, 2013 Breitbart: In his illuminating new e-book on covering the Obama re-election campaign, Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings reveals that President Obama secretly joined reporters for drinks once while the campaign was in Orlando, Fla. The "beer summit" with supporters is described by Hastings as little like teenage fans meeting Justin Bieber during his North American tour: “The behavior of the assembled press corps was telling. Everyone, myself included, swooned. Swooned! Head over heels. One or two might have even lost their minds. We were all, on some level, deeply obsessed with Obama, crushing hard, still a little love there. This was nerd heaven, a politico’s paradise, the subject himself moving among us — shaking our hands, slapping our shoulders!” Juxtapose this behavior from Buzzfeed's finest, objective political reporter, with the obnoxious behavior of the reporter Ben Smith assigned to the Romney campaign at the same time: Jon Ward, a political reporter for the Huffington Post, deserves a lot of credit for telling the truth about what he overheard: - Reporters overheard on politico live stream speculating before Romney event that there is "a 40% chance that he says something stupid." - @JonWard11 - The so-called "reporter" in question was apparently -- and to no one's surprise -- one of Ben Smith's head BenSmithers, McKay Coppins. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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