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The Politico / Matt Drudge Nexus Misfires Again

My colleagues at Media Matters documented Wednesday the curious synchronicty with which Politico stories are pushed on Matt Drudge's website... even before the story is published. It's as if someone over there is working hand-in-hand with Drudge to push these stories. The problem is, The Politico's stories are proving so inaccurate that they must be rushing them to Drudge without getting the factcheckers to look at them.

Today's example is this story by Ben Smith (the same guy who got the Edwards story very wrong) saying that Jesse Jackson would vote for Barack Obama. The problem is, as Smith was pushed to concede, that Jackson already put out this news... a month ago.

The Politico does it again...