Washington Post’s Greg Jaffe says of Politico:
I think we put out a product that’s significantly better than Politico, which I find very chatty and very reactive and doesn’t provide much context.
It’s a publication for this tiny percentage of insiders and doesn’t have bureaus or newsrooms.
God, I hope there’s an audience for The Washington Post or our democracy is screwed. And if all we have is Politico, I think we’re really screwed because it’s just this inside echo chamber that drives me freaking nuts. Sorry to get angry.
Politico’s Austin Wright says of the Washington Post:
I might be their youngest subscriber.
I love The Washington Post, and I’ve been very sad to watch as it has been shrinking. But I do think that Politico does offer something that people want. We offer insider journalism for people that know politics. I think that’s extremely valuable, as we’ve seen. And even as Politico has had success, I don’t cheer on the demise of our competitors.