Politico suspends reporter over Romney comments

Published: Friday, June 22 2012 12:58 p.m. MDT

Our Take: Politico has suspended one of its White House reporters for "for making numerous disparaging and vulgar comments about Mitt Romney."

Politico, the Web site devoted to covering all facets of the political news cycle, said late on Thursday that it had suspended one of its White House reporters for making numerous disparaging and vulgar comments about Mitt Romney.

The reporter, Joe Williams, had a history of describing Mr. Romney and other conservatives in provocative terms on his Twitter feed. And on Thursday, after Mr. Williams appeared on MSNBC and said that Mr. Romney only appeared comfortable around white folks, Politico said that it had taken action.

Read more about Joe William's suspension on The New York Times.

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