July 26, 2016

JOURNALISM: Politico reporter sent story to Dem committee for pre-publication review.

A massive dump of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails via Wikileaks has revealed that Politico reporter Ken Vogel sent an advance copy of a story — in its entirety — to top DNC communication officials to review before it was published.

After being harshly criticized on social media and in conservative circles, Politico now calls Vogel’s email a “mistake” and says it was a violation of the publication’s policy.

“POLITICO’s policy is to not share editorial content pre-publication except as approved by editors,” says spokesman Brad Dayspring. “In this case, the reporter was attempting to check some very technical language and figures involving the DNC’s joint fundraising agreement with the Clinton campaign.”

“Checking the relevant passages for accuracy was responsible and consistent with our standards,” the statement continues. “Sharing the full piece was a mistake and not consistent with our policies. There were no substantive changes to the piece.”

I’m sure they do this for Republicans all the time.

Related: Erik Wemple: A Mistake, Not A Misdemeanor.

InstaPundit is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.