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.