The assholery of the Politico knows no bounds:
As a part of its ongoing effort to retain exclusive brand licensing rights to a word that’s been a part of the English language since the early seventeenth century, Politico has ordered a British website called Tory Politico to stop using the word “politico,” because — who knows? Maybe you might accidentally end up at the latter site and become confused as to why your favorite Beltway press-release mill has suddenly become obsessed with Parliament and Gordon Brown and Torchwood or something?
Personally, if I ran the Tory Politico, I would change my name so as to not be accidentally confused with those hacks. I’d change it to something that invokes more professionalism, competence, and attention to detail.
Like, for example, the Tory Weekly World News.
Personally, I hope we can get a blog campaign going to stop linking the Politico until they stop this nonsense.