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WaPo Reporter Angry He Wasn’t Listed On Politico’s 50 Influencers

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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In his continued quest to be the douchiest journo in Washington, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery is clearly miffed he didn’t make it on Politico Magazine‘s list of 50 influencers. In other words, a list of “thinkers, doers and dreamers who really matter.”

Um, doesn’t Politico know what’s up? Lowery recently made quite a name for himself by going to Ferguson, Mo. and supposedly getting arrested in a McDonalds after police asked he and HuffPost reporter Ryan J. Reilly to leave. He was allegedly detained for a whopping 45 minutes. In the traumatic skirmish with police, poor Lowery got thrown against a soda machine and hasn’t been the same since. If you dare question his braveness of making himself the story, he orders you (and a hospital chaplain) to get off your ass and go to Ferguson or tells you that you are what’s wrong with journalism.

Next up: When someone suggests he go to work for Politico, Large Lowery declares Politico a place unfit for blacks: “Bro, black ppl don’t work at Politico,” he wrote on Twitter, drawing the ire of a few white male Politico reporters. He also really dislikes TV’s talking heads: “Let me be clear about this,” he told CNN. “I have LITTLE PATIENCE for talking heads.” And when Scarborough suggests maybe he should’ve moved along when cops told him to leave, he tells Scarborough off. “Well, I would invite Joe Scarborough to come down to Ferguson and get out of 30 Rock where he’s sitting sipping his Starbucks smugly,” he said on CNN.

Come on, Politico, didn’t you know Lowery came back to Washington amid the Ferguson riots to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press”? Don’t you know who he is?

Maybe next year, Lowery. It’s an annual list.