Here’s a great video of Chuck Todd, Chris Cillizza and Jonathan Martin discussing how Biden’s handlers attempt to control the press coverage of the veep, to the point of trying to edit the pool report before it’s distributed to the media at large. It’s not clear from the clip if Team Biden was successful at editing the report, however.
The three talk about the mechanics of how the pool report is distributed — and I didn’t know this — but the reporters covering Biden send the pool report to Biden’s press people for distribution to the media at large. It seems Todd, Martin, and Cillizza have just discovered that giving the politician they’re covering the distribution rights to their product might not be the best idea.
And since this is a distribution issue, I trust that no further pool reports will go through Biden’s staff, right?