Politico  edged ever closer towards total parody on Tuesday with a headline that seriously wondered, "Joe Biden: Sex symbol?" Senior Washington correspondent Jonathan Allen gushed, "Joe Biden’s bringing sexy back — to the Medicare-eligible set."
The journalist, who touts his "National Press Club’s Sandy Hume Award for Excellence in Political Journalism," rhapsodized, "The vice president, who turns 70 in November, has been on a tour of diners and delis in swing states, charming as many white, blue-collar voters — and their mothers — as possible."
Allen noted Biden's skill as a retail politician and added, "It’s
undeniable that he’s a little different than the other candidates on the
presidential ticket — the vice president is a big flirt."
The writers at Politico fancy themselves the official chroniclers of politics.
Allen's piece contained this hard-hitting piece of journalism:
Whether it’s sex appeal or just basic charm, Biden appears to be spreading the love for the Obama reelection effort. The former Delaware senator has locked onto a demographic diamond in the rough.
When not highlighting the sexiness of the Obama ticket, Politico often portrays Republicans as extremists , while ignoring any hint of that on the Democratic side.
On another occasion, the publication ran an article insisting that voters were too "Forrest Gump-like " and lacked the "most basic grasp of the details."