POLITICO suspends reporter for saying that Romney is only comfortable around white people
How dare you tell the truth about Romney!
Maybe this guy can go hang with all the folks the Brookings Institute has quietly, messily fired for not being fully onboard the Romney train?
POLITICO has suspended White House correspondent Joseph Williams after he suggested on Thursday that Mitt Romney is most comfortable with “white folks.”
“Romney is very, very comfortable, it seems, with people who are like him,” Williams said on Martin Bashir’s MSNBC show. “That’s one of the reasons why he seems so stiff and awkward in some town hall settings, why he can’t relate to people other than that. But when he comes on Fox and Friends, they’re like him, they’re white folks who are very much relaxed in their own company.
Williams’ comments Thursday, along with some incendiary tweets about Romney, led to his suspension, POLITICO’s founding editors John Harris and Jim VandeHei wrote in a staff memo, obtained by TPM.
“POLITICO journalists have a clear and inflexible responsibility to cover politics fairly and free of partisan bias,” they wrote. “This expectation extends to all of the public platforms in which we and our reporting and analysis appears, including cable TV and social media platforms like Twitter.”
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