Person Responsible For The POLITICO Will Decide The Best Writing And Reporting, Now

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Oh ho ho ho, big victory for banal reactionary Mad Lib The POLITICO, as executive editor Jim VandeHei was just elected to serve on the Pulitzer Board. He is the first person from the Internet to ever do such a thing! Reports… the POLITICO, cynically: “‘In many ways, the Pulitzer Board is on the same mission as POLITICO: to embrace new media while fighting to protect the highest standards for writing, reporting and accuracy. I am honored to be a part of this effort,’ VandeHei said.” Ten Pulitzers in the category of fiction for Jim VandeHei. [The POLITICO]

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37 comments

  1. snideinplainsight

    Choose your own adventure:
    In many ways, the Green Bay Packers are on the same mission as POLITICO: …
    In many ways, Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs are on the same mission as POLITICO: …
    In many ways, rodent pinworms are on the same mission as POLITICO: …

  2. JMP

    Well, it’s an award named for a man who was a famous pioneer in sensationalistic, inaccurate yellow journalism; one who notably lied about an alleged terrorist attack to drive the nation into war. Politico is perfect for that.

  3. Larry McAwful

    I’m glad the Pulitzer committee has qualified judges on it. They balance out maRk VandEhaI.

  4. Katydid

    It’s a fight they’re losing.

    But, really, since MoDo sucked one up in 1999 for her Lewinsky porn and then Thomas Friedman scarfed one down in 2002 for war porn, how much more corrupt can it get?

    BTW, if you want funny, Google Matt Taibbi classic criticsm about Friedman’s writing.

  5. the problem child

    Isn’t this kind of like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse? No print edition and all…

  6. JesusButter

    [re=473064]Mr Blifil[/re]: What is all the hoo-haw about Max Baucus’ penis? Did I miss something?
    I can’t imagine that it’s anything special…small and flacid, just like his brain…

  7. JesusButter

    [re=473093]JesusButter[/re]: I believe I meant “flaccid”. When maligning someone for stupidity, one really should check one’s spelling.

  8. Hooray For Anything

    Seriously, if they wanted to put somebody on the board who was a groundbreaker in showing the potential of the internet and shows the very best of online reporting, they should have gone with somebody from TMZ

    And Wonkette, of course.

  9. mcc

    After searching long and hard to find something, anything that is actually worse than the decrepit, corrupt status quo of the “mainstream media”, the pulitzer board finally located Politico. Ladies and gentlemen, the future of journalism.

  10. Mahousu

    [re=473091]the problem child[/re]: There’s a print version of Politico, distributed on days Congress is in session. I believe – and this is not a joke – that it’s for the benefit of Congressmen who haven’t quite got the hang of this Internet thing yet.

  11. JesusButter

    [re=473114]Mr Blifil[/re]: I thought that would be more fun than it was. Baucus can’t even be interesting when caught with his pants down.

  12. JMP

    [re=473117]Mahousu[/re]: I thought is was so that the olds who run the Times and the Post would accept them as real journalists.

  13. I_KILL_ZOMBIES_ALSO

    God, this is like selecting Jeffrey Dalmer to be a judge at a chili cookoff. Both are concerned with people eating things, but all similarities end there. Politico has people writing stuff, sure, but calling it “journalism” hey, let’s not get crazy, okay?

  14. S.Luggo

    Next to be added to the Pulitzer Committee will Meghan McCain because her extensive Tweet experience.

    http://www.tnr.com/article/the-scoop-factory?page=0,3 :

    “… Harris and VandeHei told staffers that no Politico stories should run longer than 1,500 words. “There are no R.W. Apples anymore, and, if R.W. Apple wrote at Politico, all his stuff would be cut in half,” one Politico reporter told me in July.”

  15. Humpback

    I, for one, am pleased, because the rules of the prize forbid the award to any person or organization affiliated with a judge. POLITICO is banned forever! Bwaahaahaa!

  16. I_KILL_ZOMBIES_ALSO

    [re=473237]Humpback[/re]: VICTORY!

    Of course, you discount the possibility that Vandewhatever might try to change the rules.

  17. TubeCity

    And the Pulitzer goes to, “Will Any of These Twenty Republican Gambits Catch On to Destroy Obama This Morning?” – An article credited with winning the morning!!!

  18. GodOfBiscuits

    Was this the reward for being Cheney’s buttboy…sorry, stenographer…..these last few months?

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