Ex-Politico Scribe Williams Blames Right-Wing "Self-Appointed Watchdogs"
Former Politico reporter Joe Williams says his firing by the news organization is a symptom of a right wing noise machine that targets perceived liberal bias in the press. Williams says of the right wing websites that "they are self-appointed watchdogs. They have taken it upon themselves to root out what they say is a liberal bias in the media ... creating it where it doesn't exist." Williams also points out that the political leanings of individual journalists are less important than their ability to apply a layer of thought to the news: "We can be objective."