The Politico and Sensationalism
By Erick Posted in 2008 | Craig Shirley | Politico — Comments (8) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
"McCain adviser ousted in conflict uproar," reads the Politico headline. That may make for a great headline, but neither it nor the sensationalism in the story are accurate.
Craig Shirley, a friend who helps RedState with PR work (hey, they should have mentioned us too), has done work with Stop Her Now, that our own Kevin Holtsberry is involved in. The Obama campaign no doubt pushed this story on the Politico, which as an organization seems more susceptible than any other media organization save the New York Times for candidate generated stories, and the Politico gladly went with the sensationalism.
Actually, Craig was asked by the McCain campaign if he wanted to continue working with the campaign or with Stop-Him-Now. Craig chose, not the campaign.
Likewise, Stop-Him-Now is not one of those shadowy 527 organizations, but an internet website that FEC regulations do not apply to. Stop Her Now was a 527, but certainly not shadowy. It only existed on the net and largely went unnoticed by the press until the guns turned on
Add this to the Politico file.
Oh, and pay attention little lefties:
RedState -------------> Craig Shirley-------------> Stop-Him-Now------------->Kevin Holtsberry ---------------> RedState
What a web we weave.