It’s a little too late now, but fired suspended Politico reporter Joe Williams has locked his Twitter account after Breitbart media watchdog John Nolte smoked him out for tweeting vulgar slurs against the Romneys and race-baiting comments.
Protected status? Pffft. On Twitter, there’s no hiding from the mockage.
Fire away, tweeps!
— ComfyPaws™ (@ComfyPaws) June 23, 2012
Suspended Politico report Joseph @jdub321 Williams has locked down his Twitter so he can slur Romney in privacy. Hilarious!
— Alan Tuttle (@groinksan) June 22, 2012
Politico's Joseph Williams has now protected tweets, so he can hide vulgar bias from the public, but still share it with friends. @jdub321
— ē'-lō ē'-lō kă-nō' (@IloiloKano) June 22, 2012
Related reading from one-man media truth squad John Nolte:
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) June 23, 2012
Though we lost him months ago, it’s pretty obvious Andrew Breitbart still lives rent-free in the media’s head…
In an email statement just published at Politico, suspended White House Correspondent, Joseph Williams, lashes out in a not-so-subtle way at Andrew Breitbart and Breitbart News.
The emphasis is mine:
I regret that this happened. I understand and respect John Harris’ point of view – that I’ve compromised Politico’s objectivity, and my own. At this point my suspension without pay is still indefinite, and I don’t know what management has in mind as an appropriate sanction, so I can’t object or appeal. Politico still employs me, but the review process hasn’t started in earnest so my future remains unclear.
Having covered the Shirley Sherrod firing and seen the fallout from James O’Keefe’s brand of journalism, I’m not surprised a small group with internet access and an ambitious agenda can affect reporting and distort analysis of political news. It’s quite unfortunate and incredibly frustrating, however, that I landed in the crosshairs this time, calling Politico’s integrity into question and jeopardizing a job and a career that I love.
Both of Mr. Williams’ examples of “distorted analysis” — Sherrod and my hero James O’Keefe — are closely associated with Breitbart. So, it’s probably safe to say Mr. Williams isn’t very happy with us right now.
While none of us here at Breitbart News takes any pleasure in the thought of anyone losing their job (especially as our failed President’s “recovery” falters), someone must do the job of watching the Watchmen — because God knows Politico’s own Dylan Byers, Howard Kurtz, and the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple aren’t interested in doing anything more than protecting power.
#justablogger scores over #realreporters…again!
Correction: An earlier version of this post described Williams as a “fired Politico reporter.” In fact, he has been suspended, not fired (yet). His future at the online newspaper is reportedly “unclear.“