If we’re not mistaken, the person who guest-edited Politico’s Playbook the day before was MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, and the person who guest-edited the following day was CNN’s Don Lemon. But as Twitchy reported at the time, Politico’s editor-in-chief hosted a 3 p.m. conference call Jan. 14 to discuss the uproar over letting Ben Shapiro guest-edit Playbook for one day. Reportedly there were more than 225 people on the Zoom call.
Now we’re learning from The Daily Beast that more than 100 Politico staffers have signed a letter “expressing disgust” that Shapiro was invited to guest-edit. We’d thought the crying would have been over more than a week ago, but we were wrong.
EXCLUSIVE: More than 100 Politico staffers signed onto a letter sent to publisher Robert Allbritton, expressing disgust with allowing right-wing firebrand Ben Shapiro to guest-author one day’s edition of the Playbook https://t.co/ZfqTKtKdXG
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 25, 2021
— Iraqi First (@iraqi_first) January 25, 2021
They should all quit on principle.
— Caleb Bacon ? (@CalebEatsBacon) January 25, 2021
I’m so sorry this is happening to them
— Uli Kunkel (@UliKunkel2) January 25, 2021
— T R Kelly?? (@Kelly2Future) January 25, 2021
Now they know where to start at the next round of buy outs
— Bryan Austin (@BryanAustin128) January 25, 2021
The politico staffers are truly war heroes in these dangerous times
— “Dr.” Cowboy (@Cowboy_1787) January 25, 2021
He’s smarter than anyone there.?
— @Arkansascop (@Arkansascop1) January 25, 2021
— bluska (@bluskabucknut) January 25, 2021
Thoughts and prayers.
— Scott Norris (@SNTheRock) January 25, 2021
— please wear a mask & get vaccinated when u can (@pfhmarsden) January 25, 2021
This is the most naval gazing thing I've ever read…
And that's impressive considering that it features both Politico and The Daily Beast.
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) January 25, 2021
They went full Karen.
Never go full Karen.
— ???????? (@salvador_soldi) January 25, 2021
I’m embarrassed for them.
— David Gaw (@davidgaw) January 25, 2021
— TwoPiece (@twopiece55) January 25, 2021
It's just getting sad.
— Dan Wright (@DanSWright) January 25, 2021
This is actually embarrassing. I weep for journalism.
— Violet.Lotus (@VioletLotus8) January 25, 2021
When journalists need a safe space.
— Garrison (@Garrison2345) January 25, 2021
Politico staffers are upset that their echo chamber’s been compromised for one whole day?!???
— Cee Level (@CeeHag) January 25, 2021
Stunning and brave.
— Dan Stringer, SEC Pimp (@Danstringer74) January 25, 2021
I’m laughing at the immaturity of “adults” ?
— Kambree (@KamVTV) January 25, 2021
Ben’s not even that incendiary. He’s pretty mellow. Y’all should give Mark Levin or Dan Bongino a shot ?
— Scooter Badger (@23thirdcoastkid) January 25, 2021
Unfortunately management is too woke and weak to hand out 100 pink slips.
— ❄️Steve-O MFG❄️?? (@SECasson) January 25, 2021
Shapiro should offer to debate them all.
— Conservative in Marin (@JNOV57) January 25, 2021
REEE! Alexandra DeSanctis breaks out ALL the eye-rolls in thread mocking progs screeching over Ben Shapiro writing for Politico https://t.co/RXXFviOxK2
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 14, 2021