The Problem With Politico’s Kamala Harris Hit Piece Is Not That The Sources Are Anonymous

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Politico Playbook’s most recent article shredding Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff is being widely criticized by the VP’s allies and others, and while the anonymous sourcing is a lightning rod for those criticisms, that isn’t the real problem with the piece.

Frankly, there’s a lot to criticize in the piece, which paints the VP’s office as a dysfunctional hellscape presided over by stentorian gatekeeper and Chief of Staff Tina Flournoy. There’s this from Josh Barro, not exactly a card-carrying member of the KHive:

Like, the key complaint here seems to be that it’s hard to get access to the Vice President? Why should we assume that’s bad?

— Josh
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