Joan Walsh Vs Matthew Boyle
Not only is former Daily Caller reporter Matthew Boyle in a world of shit over his collapsing claims against Sen. Robert Menendez, this weekend on Breitbart he broke a sacrosanct ethic of journalism by revealing the spring break location of the president's daughters. Joan Walsh goes ballistic:
Unfortunately for the untalented Mr. Boyle, journalists have a consensus about not revealing the location of the presidents’ children’s vacations. Reporters don’t write about minor first children except when they’re attending “official or semi-official events.” It’s considered a security risk. When Agence-France Presse wrote about Malia’s trip to Mexico last year, a few U.S. outlets picked it up, and the administration tried to get the details removed. Then an earthquake in Mexico made the first daughter’s vacation newsworthy, and other sites, justifiably, reported it. A year later, along comes the brave Matthew Boyle, fresh off his Menendez humiliation, to tell Breitbart readers about the Obama girls’ vacation. The news hook seems to be that it’s a waste of money.Then Walsh gets to Boyle's real motiviation:
The theme of most right-wing stories on Sasha, Malia and Michelle Obama’s vacations and leisure-time activities seems to be that they’re entitled princesses, when they do exactly the same kinds of things other presidents’ families have done throughout history. There’s only one difference I can see.At this writing Boyle is crying on Twitter: "Joan Walsh is calling me a racist!" It's worth your time to read Walsh's full story.