Let’s be clear. Joe Williams, Politico’s White House correspondent, is a full-fledged jerk — as in hard-core Democratic hack.
Yet, he’s what passes for a “well-respected” journalist these days.
Between his biased reporting on Mitt Romney and flagrant covering for President Obama, he has always been hard to distinguish from an Obama press secretary.
As such, he fits right in at Politico, which is to journalistic objectivity as McDonald’s is to fine cuisine.