Politico is reporting that WorldNetDaily's Jerome Corsi is currently traveling with the press corps following Mitt Romney. Asked why he was doing so, Corsi responded, "I am a Senior Staff Reporter for WND covering the campaign."
Never mind, of course, that there's no record of Corsi tagging along with any previous presidential candidate's press corps. Never mind that Corsi is one of the most dishonest reporters currently working, peddling hate and sleaze about Romney's opponent that's so factually deficient even birthers have stopped believing him.
Yet, somehow, the Romney campaign considers Corsi a credible enough reporter to cover its candidate.
What are the standards used by the Romney campaign that would provide press credentials to a mendacious hack like Corsi to get the same treatment as reporters for genuine news organizations that don't have their goal the personal destruction of President Obama?
We probably won't get an answer to that. But shouldn't someone at least try to ask?
Meanwhile, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow did a fabulous takedown of Corsi's presence on the Romney press plane, WND's rapidly diminishing influence even among its core far-right audience, and the overall "conservative alternative-reality fantasy bubble" that Corsi and WND represent.