Problems At Politico: New York Times Story Divides Newsroom

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 10:31 am

  A story on the New York Times by Politico’s Media Writer Dylan Byers has set their newsroom on fire, literally. Screams, gun shots, and white on white racial epithets are flying as the reporting staff at Politico tries to pray their way through an existential crisis. How can a political blog keep making things [...]

Campaign to Fix the Debt Backscratches Politico for Publicity

By: Tuesday November 13, 2012 11:45 am

This Campaign to Fix the Debt organization bankrolled by a bunch of corporate interests has become the newest entry into the Washington favor factory, and it certainly knows how to spread the money around. This anecdoteabout the organization and Mike Allen’s rumor-laundering morning dish “Playbook” is very illustrative. Politico chief White House correspondent Mike Allen [...]

Politico’s Jonathan Allen Finds Magic Way to Eliminate Deficit

By: Thursday June 7, 2012 4:00 pm

I don’t know why no one thought of this before, but Politico’s Jonathan Allen reports on an extremely clever idea for eliminating the federal deficit.  In How the SCOTUS could help Congress save billions, Allen shows all that’s needed is for the Supreme Court to declare the federal government to be unconstitutional. Allen doesn’t quite [...]

Wall Street Execs Crying Like a Fox

By: Tuesday December 28, 2010 12:44 pm

OK, sure, this Politico piece, tallying up another accounting of perceived slights at the financial industry by the Obama Administration (they didn’t invite us to a CEO meeting!), is ridiculous, not the least because Politico decided to give these fatcat cowards anonymity for their back-room gossip for no reason whatsoever. And yes, these Wall Street [...]

Treasury’s War on Elizabeth Warren

By: Friday October 29, 2010 9:58 am

While continuing to try and repeal the Affordable Care Act, victorious Republicans can be expected to try to repeal or at least de-fund Wall Street reform. Central to those efforts will be to kneecap the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And there’s at least some evidence that they might have help from the inside. Zach Carter [...]

Alan Grayson Goes After Politico

By: Wednesday August 11, 2010 9:25 am

This is interesting: Alan Grayson has delivered a harsh attack against Politico, the political gossip site. In a new email to supporters, Grayson lays out the nexus of corporate support of Politico and its systematic attempts to attack his candidacy for re-election: What do Boeing, AT&T, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, CTIA, McDonald’s, and Goldman Sachs [...]

Massa Tells Local Reporter He’s “Guilty,” Not Of What

By: Saturday March 6, 2010 8:32 am

Eric Massa spoke with a reporter in his district and admitted guilt to the allegations of harrassment of a male staffer. In both instances Massa cited a re-occurrence of cancer and advice from his doctors as his primary reason for the decision. However, a harassment complaint filed by a male staffer with the House Ethics [...]

Word “Sexually” Magically Disappears From Massa Misconduct Charges

By: Thursday March 4, 2010 7:13 am

Last night, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s office confirmed that Eric Massa, the freshman Democrat who will retire from Congress after only one term, citing health reasons, faces an allegation of “misconduct” charges from a former male staffer. However, the AP would not characterize the allegation beyond that. Further, the New York Times story on the [...]

John Harris’ Weak Response To Criticism Of Politico’s Cheney Fetish

By: Tuesday January 5, 2010 1:32 pm

Greg Sargent gets a response from John Harris, editor of the Politico, on why his news organization serves as a stenographer for former Vice President Dick Cheney, printing his comments uncritically without any attempt at context. Allow me to put my Politico hat on by uncritically posting Harris’ response! 1. I thought the Cheney comments [...]

Matthews Bites The Politico That Feeds Him Cheney

By: Tuesday January 5, 2010 6:45 am

It’s delightful to see someone in the media go after Politico for their stenography. J-Mart looked like the cat who ate the canary having to dodge the question about how Dick Cheney was using Politico as his conduit. And there’s simply no excuse for it. Cheney uses Politico because he knows they won’t challenge him [...]

My Kingdom For A Dick Cheney Follow-Up Question

By: Wednesday December 30, 2009 8:30 am

I’m beginning to wonder if Politico pays Dick Cheney per link generated. It seems that every couple weeks or so, they send over a dictaphone to his house which he then fills with the usual paranoid rantings and rhetorical shots at the President. Unfortunately, the dictaphone isn’t accompanied by a “reporter” who could then ask [...]

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