An off-the-record assertion from conservative Washington Submit columnist Jennifer Rubin to Politico this week was printed in full, a choice the publication stated it made as a result of it had not agreed to these circumstances.
The subject was Rubin’s protection of President Joe Biden’s administration and its insurance policies, asking what different individuals on the Washington Submit considered her columns being promoted by White Home aides.
After the West Wing Playbook did not get a remark in late March and Rubin additional declined to remark in late August, one other inquiry was despatched on Thursday, which prompted an e mail with the topic line: “OFF THE RECORD.” The next message was closely important of the publication.
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“How totally predictable that Politico would run the zillionth hit piece on a distinguished girl, particularly one candid in her critiques of Politico‘s hysterical, clickbait fashion of protection,” she wrote.
“The notion that I’m polarizing in a newsroom (versus any of the handfuls of different opinion writers) is a ‘take’ solely Politico may provide you with — by after all operating round to ask the query within the first place. I belief the Submit’s very good information aspect of us spend zero time occupied with me (as is fully applicable). My solely shock is that [Politico’s White House editor Sam Stein], an excellent journalist, would turn into enmeshed in such an clearly misogynistic publication. Certainly there are finer publications that may have him,” Rubin added.
“And btw, what a low class transfer to do that on Yom Kippur on the final second,” she wrote in conclusion, referring to the Jewish vacation.
Politico, which famous the White Home and Washington Submit didn’t return requests for remark, bluntly defined its choice to put up Rubin’s e mail.
“Since we by no means agreed to conduct such an off-the-record dialog, we’re publishing it under in full,” wrote authors Alex Thompson and Nick Niedzwiadek.