Today Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle took the ME-ification of journalism to new depths. He wrote a story about himself that spoke to his so-called power, reporting that GOP senators were warned that he was waiting outside the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). He also self-inflates his level of importance among GOP staffers as someone they truly fear as opposed to say, a pest.
Boyle writes that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) cheered him on, saying, “Go Breitbart.” While Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) “seemed to glare” at him.
He writes: “As it turns out, they were warned about me.”
There are a couple takeaways from Boyle’s story — and not all are bad for Boyle.
What’s impressive is that Boyle obtained the email about him. This means someone on the inside is on his side.
Excerpt: “The subject of the email, obtained by Breitbart News, was ‘Press Outside RPC Lunch @ NRSC.’ Sent by Lisa Kramer, it read: ‘All–Todd has asked that I email to let you know that Matt Boyle with Breitbart is currently outside the NRSC. We have our Press Secretary outside, and there is no issue; just wanted to give you a heads up.'”
The way I read that is there’s a lunatic outside the building. Run while you can! You’ve been warned! He’s got chipmunk cheeks!
However you want to read into the email, Boyle has gotten under their skin.
But there’s another side to it. According to a senior GOP press secretary who spoke to The Mirror on condition of anonymity, Boyle is viewed in GOP flack circles as “a clown.” The aide continued, “When he contacts most offices, they tend to laugh, know that whatever weird idea he has he’s going to write it and they don’t care because it ultimately won’t matter.”
At the conclusion of his story about himself, Boyle lectures to United States senators that they’re public servants. Too far, pompous, pipsqueak, are the words that come most readily to mind.
“You can run, but you can’t hide,” Boyle tells a bunch of senators, laughably.