Rep. Ben Quayle: Politico is worst media outlet in history

By David Edwards
Thursday, March 31, 2011 9:02 EDT
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Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ) attacked Politico during the Congressional Correspondents Dinner Wednesday night.

“It’s a little weird for me to be speaking at an event that’s sponsored by the media,” the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle told the audience. “Although I come from a newspaper family, we seem to have a strained relationship with press. Strained is a polite word for troubled. And the press is a generous term for Politico. You know, it took everything I had not to refer to Politico as the worst media outlet in history. It’s not that I don’t believe in that assertion, but I don’t want to get into hyperbole.”

The Twitter account @FakeJimVandeHei fired back at Quayle: “Did he spell it POLITICOE? #burn.”

Quayle may have been upset that during the 2010 campaign, Politico reported that he had links to a gossip website.

This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast March 30, 2011.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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