As the hardworking staff previously noted, Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric was a (paid?) speaker at this weekend’s Mittapalooza for myriad GOP presidential hopefuls looking for some love – but mostly money – from Mitt Romney’s deep-pocketed friends.
But it turns out Couric isn’t the only newslike personality who compromised journalistic standards this weekend.
Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin also joined Romneyrama. (Tip o’ the pixel to splendid reader Steve Stein).
Interestingly, the journo-Mittdustrial complex has drawn little mainstream media attention. The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser made no mention of it in his Saturday front-page piece, nor did New York Times reporter Ashley Parker in her report yesterday.
(To be sure graf goes here.)
To be sure, Mediaite did downward-dog Halperin’s pilates play, and Politico Playbook noted an awkward moment for Couric.
QUOTE DU JOUR — MITT ROMNEY to KATIE COURIC at Romney’s E2 Summit in Deer Valley, Utah, re N.Y. Times hit on Rubio finances: “[M]y goodness gracious, if we’re gonna talk about spending from The New York Times, didn’t they buy the Boston Globe for, like, a billion three and then sell it a number of years later for $80 million?” (Actually $1.1 billion and $70 million)
Still, is that it?
Maybe there’ll be something more today.
We’ll keep you posted.
“Newslike personality” deserves to be an instant internet classic! Right up there next to “truthiness”. Bravo!
Josh at TPM is paying a bounty (in TPM swag) for pix: