EXCLUSIVE: Politico's Joe Williams Paraded Political Bias on TWITTERSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 11:53
EXCLUSIVE: Politico's Joe Williams Paraded Political Bias on TWITTER
Politico, a Virginia-based newspaper that covers politics at the national level, says it is “the essential print and online destination for coverage and analysis of Congress, the White House, politics and lobbying.” But a review of the Twitter activity of Joe Williams, the outlet’s White House correspondent, reveals a Democratic partisan obsessed with race and harboring the strong biases usually associated with columnists and bloggers.
White House correspondents cover the president and his officials, and are expected to press administration officials at all levels without compromising their objectivity. But on Twitter, Williams revealed his own riveting point of view by attacking Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly as a racist, slamming Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a wealthy and uncaring elitist, and alleging that Republicans in general dislike blacks.
Sometime after 2:00 a.m. on June 22 — less than 12 hours after Politico suspended him — Williams closed his Twitter feed to the public, turning it into a private message board for 847 people who follow him there. His current tweeting is hidden from public view, but The Daily Caller has obtained a complete transcript of his Twitter activity during the 160 days leading up to his suspension.
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