Sen. Cornyn Questions Journos’ Ethics

By Betsy Rothstein 

Cornyn official portrait.jpgLast night Politico’s Ben Smith and CNN’s senior White House correspondent Ed Henry posted items online saying that Cornyn’s office had released a statement on President Obama’s speech before the speech had even begun.

And today Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) isn’t down with these journos.

Cornyn told some Capitol Hill reporters: “I’m a little offended by the lack of journalistic ethics. This is really a matter for convenience of reporters and others,” he said. …”I thought that the reporter was blatantly unethical. In fact, we try to do this in a way that accommodates people’s schedules and gets information out. I thought it was bad form.”

He was referring to Smith’s post. But perhaps Cornyn hadn’t seen Henry’s tweet that capitalized the word “BEFORE.”

Read Smith’s reaction to Cornyn here.