Politico blurs the line

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Between reporting and opinion. We've noticed this in the past; Politico puts up a big sweeping piece, often co-written by two of its most prominent writers, that to us read like straight editorials because they're pure opinion about the days big events.

This morning the Politico does that with a debate wrap-up. In this case, we happen to agree wtih the Politico's assessment about who 'won' and 'lost' the debate in St. Louis. ("It is hard to count any objective measures by which Biden did not clearly win the encounter.")

But it strikes us as bad form to have the daily's writers post opinion like that and not label it or present as as such, as least with an "analysis" tag. It's only going to lead to trouble down the road.

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