White House Fires Back at Politico
But don't be fooled, good relationship is maintained
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2009 8:21 AM CST
Rule No. 2: "It's OK to be wrong every once in a while, if you are the first to break the news."   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – Politico has joined Fox News in the doghouse after running a piece on "seven stories Barack Obama doesn't want told," and the White House is firing back—sort of. Marc Ambinder got his hands on a joke email that's been circulating among staffers. He shares the White House's take on the "seven narratives Politico is fighting in their efforts to get an interview with the president," in the Atlantic:

  1. "They are more interested in readers than accuracy."
  2. "It's OK to be wrong every once in a while, if you are the first to break the news."
  3. "More interested in gossip than news."
  4. "A spouter of the worst sort of insider conventional wisdom."
  5. "Their analysis about Obama has been wrong more than anyone."
  6. "Click ... period."
  7. "More obsessed with personality than policy."