While criticizing Cox Media Group’s new conservative media outlet Rare for click bait over the weekend, including the occasional kitten post, look what Politico has directly under the story about Rare. Gee, would that be click-bait pics of Victoria’s Secret underwear models, bare-chested beefcake and — yes — a story about a musical cat?
“Rare’s Twitter feed shows a news outlet focused on aggregation — and not every link makes sense in the context of a social media and content hub with a conservative bent,” writes media writer Mackenzie Weinger in paragraph 5. “Sometimes, it just looks like click bait. Take last Friday afternoon’s tweets, for example: In between links to items about President Barack Obama’s approval rating and the White House’s take on his Africa trip, Rare also directed readers to a story with the headline, “Miami woman, young mother dies after botched butt injections.”
Way to go Politico! We like your sense of irony.
See the picture proof after the jump…we reached out to the Politico writer for comment.