Posted by DrJohn on 30 November, 2015 at 7:05 am. 12 comments already!


All bias, all the time

Politico reporter Mike Allen on Monday downplayed his attempt to offer Chelsea Clinton a “relaxed” interview, and instead chalked it up to a “clumsy” email he wrote.

The 2013 email conversation between Allen and Clinton aide Phil Philippe Reines was first reported last week by the website Gawker, which showed that Allen told Reines that if Chelsea Clinton agreed to an interview, the questions would be pre-screened. Allen said his offer amounted to a “no risk” interview opportunity for Clinton.

Allen didn’t offer an explicit apology for the email, but did tell his readers “My bad!” in his Monday morning email. He then implied that he never really offered cushy interview terms to Clinton, since his employer doesn’t allow him to make that offer.

“You may have missed a Gawker post last week that rightly took me to task for something clumsy I wrote in an email to Philippe Reines in 2013, seeking an interview with Chelsea Clinton at a Politico brunch. In the email, I said I’d agree to the questions in advance.”

More at the Washington Examiner

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