As I mentioned in my piece about BuzzFeed Politics' McKay Coppins being caught trashing Mitt Romney on a hot mic, this isn’t as much about Coppins as it is about a left-wing media culture where this kind of talk is perfectly acceptable and probably an everyday event. Within seconds of publishing this piece, Politico's Alexander Burns (you remember him) proved my point with this tweet defending Coppins:
This isn't at all surprising. But it is worth noting.
Coppins is a cherished member of The CorruptMedia Club and one way you probably earn that status is to, well -- when you're the guy in charge of disseminating the news about Romney to the entire press corps, you laugh it up over what an idiot he is.
To Burns that's just joking. No big deal. Spread that meme!
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