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Politico publishes 90 stories on Cain scandal
Washington Examiner ^ | 11/4/2011 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 11/04/2011 1:18:43 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss

w much is too much? Politico broke the Cain sexual harassment story last Sunday night, launching organization wide coverage filling up a full week of heavy coverage on their scoop.

Since the scandal broke, the political reporting juggernaut has published at least 90 online stories on further developments and public reaction to the story.

I've posted the entire list below since the story broke.

90. Accuser attorney: Settlement dated 9/99, Kilgore signed - Nov. 4, 2011 - Story

89. Block wants firings at POLITICO - Nov. 4, 2011 - Story

88. Cain may face more questions - Nov. 4, 2011 - StoryRove swats Cain for accusing Perry - Nov. 4, 2011 - Story

87. Cain accuser reportedly felt 'work hostility' - Nov. 4, 2011 - Story

86. Perry to Cain: No apology - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

85. King not buying reports on Cain - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

84. AFP investigating Cain-linked group - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

83. Cain accuser took complaint to National Restaurant Association board - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

82. Sources reveal new details about Cain allegation - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

81. No Gloria Cain tomorrow night, but eventually - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

80. Rush: 'Cain hasn't handled ... ambush very well' - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

79. Anderson wants 'transparency for everybody' - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

78. Restaurant association to decide Friday on accuser's request to make statement - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

77. Block backpedals on Anderson attack - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

76. Second Cain accuser got $45,000 - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

75. Cain accuser got $45,000 - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

74. Cain back attacking Perry camp - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

73. Baptist leader Land says 'complete transparency' needed from Cain - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

72. Rahm spokesman: WashTimes story 'absurd' - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

71. Santorum says accusations flap not Cain's biggest problem - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

70. Accuser's attorney asks Restaurant Association about issuing statement - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

69. Priebus on leaks: RNC isn't 'Sherlock Holmes' - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

68. Anderson says Cain 'floundering,' accusations a 'diversionary strategy' - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

67. Cain and Thomas, together at last - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

66. Herman Cain should start wising up - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

65. Cain flap exposes generation gap - Nov. 3, 2011 - Story

64. Furor follows Cain to Capitol Hill - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

63. Rahm! - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

62. Perry camp floats Mitt as culprit - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

61. Gingrich says Cain needs to regroup with his team - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

60. Cain lashes out at Perry campaign - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

59. Cain expected vindication - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

58. Bachmann drills harder on Cain allegations - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

57. Cain confronts more allegations - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

56. Cain accuses former adviser Curt Anderson of leaking - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

55. Iowa radio host accuses Cain of 'inappropriate' remarks - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

54. Third woman comes forward to AP - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

53. GOP pollster makes Cain accusation - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

52. Rove: Cain must let accusers speak - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

51.Attorney: Waiting for a callback from restaurant association - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

50. Cain brushes off harassment questions - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

49. Cain reaction: Not by the book - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

48. The sound of silence - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

47. Barbour tells Cain to 'get the facts out' - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

46. Still cautious on Cain - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

45. Iowa yawns at Cain flap - Nov. 2, 2011 - Story

44. A year's salary paid to one Cain accuser - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

43. Bachmann warns against candidates with 'surprises' - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

42. Lawyer: Lift gag on Cain's accuser - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

41. Cain won't say whether he will ask the Restaurant Association to let accuser speak - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

40. Santorum on Cain: 'Experience' a plus - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

39. Cain accuser's lawyer says she wants to tell her story - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

38. Gloria Cain may appear on Fox News on Friday - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

37. GOP senators to dine with Cain tonight - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

36. Cain now recalls 'couple of other' items in accuser's complaint - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

35. Cain says he remembered settlement Monday - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

34. Cain's damage control - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

32. National Restaurant Association closes ranks - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

31. The non-judgmental case against Cain - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

30. Restaurant group nixed backing Cain - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

29. Cain damage control adds fuel to fire - Nov. 1, 2011 - Story

28. Cain explains nationally - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

27. Cain's story shifts - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

26. Cain story divides conservatives - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

25. Cain's conflicting accounts - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

24. Experts: Quiet settlements not uncommon - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

23. Van Susteren husband at Cain event as 'friend' - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

22. Cain now acknowledges details of payout - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

21. VIDEO: Team Cain's responses - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

20. Cain contradicts former association HR chief on investigation - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

19. Cain sings - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

18. Cain claims 'enough said,' but story inconsistent - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

17. Cain Iowa chairman: 'Distraction' will help here - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

16. Cain acknowledges settlement details - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

15. Cain acknowledges harassment accusations - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

14. Cain-led restaurant group declines comment - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

13. Rove ratchets up pressure on Cain - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

12. Cain rebuffs question on NRA report - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

11. Rove to Cain: True or false? - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

10. Block denies harassment, hedges on settlement - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

9. Cain ducks press at AEI - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

8. Trump: Cain settled to dodge fees - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

7. Concerned Women for America wants answers from Cain - Oct. 31, 2011 – Story

6. Team Cain's 'recipe for disaster' - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

5. Cain to appear on Fox Monday - Oct. 31, 2011 - Story

4. Cain attacks, doesn't deny POLITICO report - Oct. 30, 2011 - Story

3. Cain attacks POLITICO report - Oct. 30, 2011 – Story

2. Paul camp responds to Cain story -- by hitting him on TARP - Oct. 30, 2011 – Story

1. Exclusive: 2 women accused Cain of inappropriate behavior - Oct. 30, 2011 - Story

All this information comes from the Politico search engine. It should be noted that some of these stories are duplicate items on the same topic, for example their Campaign 2012 blog sometimes borrows extensively from their own political stories.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; controlmediacycle; corrupt; deflectobmamadoe; obamamsm; progressivelies

1 posted on 11/04/2011 1:18:44 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: GreaterSwiss

OK. Now compare that to the number of stories Politico ran on Larry Sinclair....


2 posted on 11/04/2011 1:20:10 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

And how many stories on the Clinton scandals with the following women did these reporters ( formerly of the Washington Post ) publish:

Paula Jones, Kathleen Wiley, Juanita Broaderick?

Just curious...


3 posted on 11/04/2011 1:20:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: GreaterSwiss
We should stop posting articles from Politico,

If Herman Cain is taken down, they will move on to the next conservative threat.

4 posted on 11/04/2011 1:21:01 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: GreaterSwiss

AP The Associated Press
BREAKING: Lawyer says woman who accused Cain alleged a ‘series of inappropriate behaviors’ -MS
5 seconds ago Favorite Retweet Reply


5 posted on 11/04/2011 1:21:43 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Cain or Perry. Leave me be.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

They can publish all they want. Doesn’t mean we have to pay any attention. I have stopped listening to all innuendo and news statements that contain hedging language such as “possibly”, “allegedly”,”potentially”, etc. My ears perk up only when I hear a new fact.


6 posted on 11/04/2011 1:22:18 PM PDT by tell me
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To: GreaterSwiss

Paid per word by whom?


7 posted on 11/04/2011 1:22:30 PM PDT by Yaelle (Donate to Cain today to show the media they can't choose our candidate this time.)
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To: Antoninus
According to Anonymous Sources, Politico's Kenneth Vogel is a racist.
8 posted on 11/04/2011 1:22:38 PM PDT by exist
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To: GreaterSwiss

I calculate Cain gathers roughly 1000 primary votes for each of these stories.That’s 90,000 votes..... The stories will stop when Politico realizes they’re helping Cain, not hurting him/
Bur maybe they’re not that smart......


9 posted on 11/04/2011 1:23:02 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: GreaterSwiss
One of Politico’s smear merchants Ken Vogel used to work for George Soros group thread
10 posted on 11/04/2011 1:24:22 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: GreaterSwiss

EARTH TO POLITICO!!!!....OBAMA IS A ONE TERM PRESIDENT!!!


11 posted on 11/04/2011 1:26:01 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: GreaterSwiss

This is starting to look like they are racist.


12 posted on 11/04/2011 1:27:30 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: GreaterSwiss
I just watched a live press conference with one accuser's attorney. Don't have time to post it as a story...

Attorney said:

Will give no details
Cain did not sign agreement
Happened in 1999
Monetary settlement
Would not disclose amount
Will not be asking NRA to release Client from the confidentiality agreement, other than this press conference
Statement read by attorney was written jointly by Client and Attorney
She thanked the media for being respectful (or something like that)
She thanked her family and co-workers and her supervisors and advisers
Client works for the Government
Client has been married for over 20 years
Client is happy that they are able to resolve this matter today (i.e., will not be pushing the matter any further).
Attorney used the words “where there's smoke there's fire” - and stated his personal belief that there's more to it than this... that because there are two separate women, “that's meaningful.”
Attorney was asked if the woman believes Cain is not fit to be President: Attorney said she has not expressed an opinion on it, nor has he asked her for one.

Hopefully there will be a full reply. I couldn't hear most of the questions asked, only the attorney's replies. So when he responded “No”, I don't know what he was asked.

13 posted on 11/04/2011 1:30:30 PM PDT by BagCamAddict (Order 15 Herman Cain Yard Signs for $130: https://store.hermancain.com/orderform.asp?pid=20)
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To: Antoninus

Washington Post did the same thing!!!

Monday AM - within 24 hours of the story “breaking” - The comPOST has 10 articles and editorials running.

It STINKS of pre-planned manipulation.


14 posted on 11/04/2011 1:30:46 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Sounds like someone is skeered of Herman...


15 posted on 11/04/2011 1:31:06 PM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Wouldn’t you think that if there was a great deal of truth or substance in this story, that at least ONE other media outlet would have been able to find something????

Surely Politico isn’t the only media source that has investigators on staff.

CNN? MSNBC? CBS? ABC? NBC? FOX? Anyone???


16 posted on 11/04/2011 1:33:51 PM PDT by BagCamAddict (Order 15 Herman Cain Yard Signs for $130: https://store.hermancain.com/orderform.asp?pid=20)
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To: GreaterSwiss
Joel Bennett enjoys a good scheme with John Podesta

THE REAL DEAL:

“Former President of National Restaurant Association has Ties to the Mitt Romney Campaign
Steven C. Anderson … took over the helm as Chief Executive Officer at the National Restaurant Association
Herman Cain's departure in 1999”

Whenever Team Romney had rumors they wanted to start about other candidates,
Jonathan Martin has been their go-to guy to get those rumors in writing in front of a national audience.

“And The Most Irresponsible Journalist Award Goes to The Politico’s Jonathan Martin!
So tell me, how do you write a “news” story about an organization paying for a speaker when you don’t even know if the organization is paying for the speaker?
Ask “journalist” Jonathan Martin. He knows all about it.
You see, Jonny wrote a piss poor story the other day about how the Iowa Family Policy Center will be paying a large speaker fee if Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to keynote the IFPC’s fall funderaiser.
The only problem is that Jonny has no sources confirming that any exorbitant fee is being charged or paid.
Jonny also got some inside info from David Kochel, who was a top aide to former (and future) presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
Hey Dave, didn’t I just read a story about how Mitt Romney tried to buy off the Iowa Christian Alliance?
I heard you helped facilitate that little scheme. And somehow you are shocked at the thought of a well-known political figure (who very likely isn’t running for president) getting paid a speaker’s fee for (gasp) a public speaking appearance? ..
and then we’ve got Tim Albrecht quoted. He was the Iowa spokesman for Romney’s 2008 caucus campaign.”
And it always seemed like, whenever the Romney people had rumors they wanted to start about other candidates,
Jonny was their go-to guy to get those rumors in writing in front of a national audience.


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



17 posted on 11/04/2011 1:46:40 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: PGR88
"It STINKS of pre-planned manipulation."

It is pre-planned. The Democrat Party Media Complex in America has been acting like this since their heroic "Watergate victory" over that arch-villain Richard Nixon.

18 posted on 11/04/2011 1:54:22 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: GreaterSwiss

Don’t overlook the role of the “Undertaker” (aka the “Architect”) Carl Rove in sliming Cain. He was on Hannity yesterday doing it again and you could tell even Hannity is getting ticked off at him.

Rove, like Dana Perrino, is another one of the people who contributed to the miserable send term performance of Buch II which led to the Obama take over and the loss of Congress in 2006.

He’s a RINO booster.


19 posted on 11/04/2011 2:00:57 PM PDT by ZULU (ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Still not as many as the Wapo ran about macaca.


20 posted on 11/04/2011 3:56:37 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: GreaterSwiss

ditto.


21 posted on 11/04/2011 6:02:09 PM PDT by ken21
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To: All; GreaterSwiss

I USED to be on Politico’s automatic email, but unsubscribed from them after they attacked Cain. Hope thousands, and thousands unsubscribe from Politico to send them a message.


22 posted on 11/04/2011 6:43:23 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“inappropriate behaviors’”

What are these “inappropriate behaviors’”? You can call ANYTHING “inappropriate behaviors,’” but they never mention SPECIFICS. I smell a rat.


23 posted on 11/04/2011 6:46:37 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

According to THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE, Politico must now publish an equal number of sexual harassment stories about Politico execs and employees.


24 posted on 11/04/2011 8:17:52 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Politico wasn't around back then but your point is good.
25 posted on 11/05/2011 1:45:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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