A flack may have put his or her life in his hands this morning by responding to BuzzFeed‘s Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton in a manner that was less than helpful. Lots of Washington reporters have been in his shoes and can identify with his frustration. Funny, this sounds like the way that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan‘s flack Will Allison recently responded to The Mirror. Except in that instance, the dude gave us really helpful information that we were then not allowed to use. What the hell kind of help is that?
Considering I’m smaller than Stanton and can’t physically intimidate any flack really, this one better watch out for the BuzzFeed Bureau Chief who routinely wears a chain on his pants. Remarked BuzzFeed colleague Rosie Gray, “I fear for whichever flack said this to John.”
oh so you’re gonna respond “off the record i don’t have anything for you right now?” how bout i push you into traffic?
— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) February 12, 2014