“Politico Is Reporting…”

Did I hear that phrase once or twice during today’s White House press briefing? (Maybe, “Would a White House reporter reference this article in his question at the daily press briefing?” should be added to that List of Questions Politico Reporters Should Ask Themselves About Their Stories Before They File.)

UPDATE: Oh. Right. It’s pretty much already on The List. Reporters are urged to “reframe your reporting or analysis so that people will say, “Politico is reporting…”

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.