We thought journalists got briefed, not the other way around. We also remember CNN Fareed Zakaria advising the White House on foreign policy. Journalists run amok. How can one be an unbiased holder of the Forth Estate and be in Bed with the very politicians they cover?
We attempted contact with Ezra Klein for comment, our attempts went unanswered.
Washington Post columnist and JournoList creator Ezra Klein actually briefed a group of Senate Democrat chiefs of staff last Friday about the Super Committee.
Fishbowl DC reported Wednesday:
From JournoList to activist, it appears that WaPo‘s liberal blogger Ezra Klein is once again blurring the lines between being a journalist and trying to sway politics. In what appears to be at a minimum a breach of journalism ethics, Klein spoke to a group of Senate Democratic Chiefs of Staff last Friday about the Supercommittee, just days before the Committee announced its failing. “It was kind of weird,” said a longtime Senate Democratic aide, explaining that while people “enjoyed it” and gave it “positive reviews” this sort of thing is far from typical.