It’s an open secret these days that some of the big boys at Politico (Alex Burns, Dylan Byers) are butting heads with Roll Call Columnist Stu Rothenberg. Rothenberg recently called Politico‘s journalism “atrocious”, but he may want to watch it on conceptually mimicking a story that the outlet he can’t stand wrote five days earlier.
On May 15 Rothenberg wrote a column with the following headline: “Is Pennsylvania In Play for November? Maybe.” Four days earlier on May 10, Charlie Mahtesian, a blogger and editor, wrote, “Is Pennsylvania a Swing State or not?” Both stories question whether Pennsylvania will seriously be in play for the presidential election.
As the battle is brewing, may we suggest a good old-fashioned Twitter fight? Or Politico can run a special live show and invite Stu on as a special guest. Politico‘s Executive Editor Jim VandeHei will moderate. Juana Summers will pipe in from Pennsylvania. It’ll be a great time.