And The New York Times has a lot of crap to get rid of.
Earlier today, The Washington Free Beacon‘s Brent Scher reported that liberal opposition research group American Bridge had been poking around Miami-Dade County court records — a little more than a week before The New York Times published its hard-hitting exposé about Marco Rubio and his wife’s traffic violations.
Well, Scher attempted to contact the NYT about its story, but the Times apparently didn’t have time for him:
None of the reporters involved responded to Washington Free Beacon requests for comment by press time.
They were not, however, too busy to contact someone they perceived as a friendlier face: Politico’s Dylan Byers.
If this strategy sounds familiar, there’s a good reason.
Last month, the Free Beacon’s Andrew Stiles did the responsible thing and contacted ABC about George Stephanopoulos’ hefty donations to the Clinton Foundation. ABC didn’t bother to get back to him, but you know who they did reach out to? Dylan Byers.
For the record, Byers doesn’t seem all that bothered by the NYT’s shady behavior:
No wonder he’s the media’s go-to guy when something smells rotten.
Not a bad idea. Apparently if we want to get more — albeit possibly incomplete and/or dishonest — answers from the NYT, we’ve got to look to Byers:
And if it’s Byers or bust, we’ll take what we can get. But this is Scher’s scoop — he did the work, and he deserves the credit.
Indeed. Good on him.