Politico’s David Catanese has been removed from covering the Todd Akin story after posting a series of tweets hypothetically defending Akin “for argument’s sake.”
Catanese’s tweets, covered by Twitchy last night, had some calling for his firing, but for now it appears that Catanese will remain, albeit not on the Akin story. Catanese says he’s learned his lesson.
Politico editor-in-chief John Harris wrote Monday that Catanese “crossed a line a reporter shouldn’t cross on Twitter when he seemed to weigh in on the merits of Todd Akin’s comments — especially in a way many people, including many Politico colleagues, understandably found offensive.”
Pressure is on from some readers for Catanese to be fired outright.
Others call Catanese’s suspension from the story a case of bias.