New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman and Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin launched correct proper right into a Twitter feud on Friday stemming from the latter’s failure to appropriately prepare an “off the record” dialog, which finish in a scathing article by Politico that included recommendations she meant to take care of non-public. 

Rubin made the meant “off the record” recommendations in an e mail responding to a request for remark on Politico’s story regarding the White House’s promotion of her pro-Biden columns. She, nonetheless, failed to search out out an settlement with Politico that her recommendations could be off the report, a failure she was mocked for contemplating the apply being half of journalism fundamentals. 

“For the uninitiated – and the initiated pretending they don’t know because it’s a fun way to slam a reporter – off the record is an agreement. Don’t send an email saying OTR – especially when you’re ostensibly in journalism! – and not wait for the reporter to agree,” Haberman tweeted with out mentioning Rubin by title. 

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“This is really basic stuff, and folks in the current White House – many of whom have long experience dealing with reporters – know this,” she added. “People can take issue with the timing of a story or the subject of a story. But suggesting the reporter did something nefarious when the person didn’t follow the way OTR works is wrong.”

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Rubin responded to Haberman, refuting her statements and seeming to say it was “low class” for Politico to publish her recommendations on a topic that “was not a newsworthy scoop.” 

“I mean really, who behaves that way…” Rubin added. 

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Haberman sharply hit as soon as extra, nonetheless, questioning why it was the Politico journalist’s duty “to know how journalism works,” pretty than Rubin’s. 

“I don’t think you understood. Re-read the tweet. Or not. Whatever…” Rubin responded as quickly as further. Haberman, nonetheless, did not reply. 

Rubin did obtain seeming help from a left-wing ally: Neera Tanden, a Democratic operative and one of many officers to amass flattery from Rubin on-line.

“Just as a personal matter, there’s a golden rule – don’t talk to reporters who burn subjects who are off the record,” Tanden tweeted.