Friday, July 22, 2016

Leaked emails reveal Politico reporter made 'agreement' to send advanced Clinton story to DN

Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees convention in Las Vegas. REUTERS/David…
An influential reporter at Politico made an apparent "agreement" with the Democratic National Committee to let it review a story about Hillary Clinton's fundraising machine before it was submitted to his editors, leaked emails published by WikiLeaks on Friday revealed.
Reporter Kenneth Vogel sent an advanced copy of his story to DNC national press secretary Mark Paustenbach in late April.
The email's subject line read: "per agreement ... any thoughts appreciated."
"Vogel gave me his story ahead of time/before it goes to his editors as long as I didn't share it," Paustenbach wrote in an email to Luis Miranda, the DNC's communications director.
"Let me know if you see anything that's missing and I'll push back," he added.
Screen Shot 2016 07 22 at 2.25.51 PMA leaked email revealed that a top Politico reporter gave a DNC representative an advanced copy of a story as part of an "agreement." WikiLeaks
The final copy of the story did not appear have any significant edits, and Clinton's campaign seemed unhappy with the final copy of the article. But sending an advanced copy of a story to a subject represents a break from typical journalistic ethics.

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