The Politico has published what may be the longest piece in the publication’s hallowed history. Predictably, it’s an extended whine about how Obama treats the press. Most whine off the record, but Iraq war cheerleader George Packer, at least, doesn’t:
“I don’t think they need to be nice to reporters, but the White House seems to imagine that releasing information is like a tap that can be turned on and off at their whim.”
Well, they don’t have to be nice to reporters. And releasing information is like a tap.
I sympathize with reporters on this, but it’s simple: the George W. Bush administration made you their bitch. Now you’re every administration’s bitch.