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Politico reporter withheld information about liberal Media Matters For America
The Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/12 | Will Rahn and Alex Pap

Posted on 02/13/2012 4:12:36 PM PST by Nachum

For America gave Politico reporter Ben Smith a 2010 planning memo for a profile he was writing on the liberal advocacy group.

But Smith curiously withheld key parts of the 89-page document when he published his story, “Media Matters’ war against Fox,” in March 2011.

The Daily Caller became aware of this after obtaining the same document while reporting the series “Inside Media Matters,” which debuted here late Sunday night.

It’s not clear why Smith, who recently left Politico for the website BuzzFeed, didn’t include more specifics from the lengthy document in his March 2011 story if he had the full copy.

Approached by The Daily Caller about this on Monday, Smith reacted by subsequently posting most of the memo online at BuzzFeed. His version did not include the final five pages, which contained a Media Matters For America three-year budget outline.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: matters; media; politico; politicofauxnews; politicoflacks; politiconew4sale; politicoprreps; reporter

1 posted on 02/13/2012 4:12:48 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Did he really withhold this information if we all knew he was in the tank for Media Matters? Polutico reads like the Regimes talking points every day.

2 posted on 02/13/2012 4:47:55 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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