Poynter – Politico zings HuffPost for posting story ‘without talking to the key person’ (Barbour)

Politico reporter Mike Allen Thursday took issue with a Huffington Post story that said former Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour left the super PAC American Crossroads. Barbour, Peter H. Stone’s story said, was “appalled” by the way a Crossroads initiative “was rolled out on the front page of The New York Times in early February by the group’s president, Steven Law.”

Allen links to the HuffPost story in his enjoyable morning “Playbook” email with the heading “PLAYBOOK LIFE LESSONS – WHY YOU SHOULDN’T GO AHEAD AND POST A STORY WITHOUT TALKING TO THE KEY PERSON, even if they’re traveling.”

Stone’s story “has no basis in fact,” Barbour tells Allen.