Political Reporters Too Scared of Politics to Cover Politics

The Financial Times‘ Edward Luce (2/3/10) had a report last week that blamed some of the Obama administration’s problems on the president’s overreliance on four top advisers–particularly chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who “in addition to hurling frequent profanities at people within the administration…has alienated many of Mr Obama’s closest outside supporters.” More illuminating than the article itself may be the Washington press corps’ reaction to it, as described by AlterNet‘s Steve Clemons (2/9/10): Mark Schmitt, executive editor of the liberal magazine the American Prospect, wrote that “Luce has written what seems to me the best and most succinct rundown […]