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As political season heats up, Politico’s Web traffic cools down
Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2011 | Josh Peterson

Posted on 12/22/2011 8:42:36 PM PST by Fred

New independent circulation numbers show a sharp decline in readership of Politico and other left-leaning news websites, an ominous trend for the suburban Virginia-based news outlet and its peers as Americans head into an election year.

Recently published and publicly available Web traffic data indicates that “unique visitor” traffic to politico.com in November 2011 was 15 percent lower than in the previous month, and 31 percent lower than in November 2010. The data, from Compete, Inc., also show an overall two-year decline.

Political websites gain and lose readers throughout election cycles, with presidential election years trending higher in unique Web traffic when compared to off-years and midterm elections. Web traffic analysts told The Daily Caller that politico.com’s traffic patterns should be expected to fit that mold: With the Iowa caucuses fast approaching, unique traffic should increase.

But Politico’s traffic losses appear to be part of a year-long trend on the political left. Media Matters

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; crooks; drudgetoo; hacks; hightechlynching; journolists; liars; mediamatters; politico; teaparty; yellowjournalism

1 posted on 12/22/2011 8:42:45 PM PST by Fred
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To: Fred

Mediamatters is dying too... it’s Christmas....I tell you.


2 posted on 12/22/2011 8:49:00 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Fred

Can the Sheep finally be seeing the truth behind The Left?

Naaaaaahh...


3 posted on 12/22/2011 8:49:00 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge

that would be baaaaaaa. couldn’t resist


4 posted on 12/22/2011 8:50:56 PM PST by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Fred
New independent circulation numbers show a sharp decline in readership of Politico and other left-leaning news websites...why keep reading them - once you've read them once, you've read them for all time - the same thing over and over again - Republicans are racists, tax the rich, share the wealth - like a parrot going through its repetoire......
5 posted on 12/22/2011 8:51:35 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

I guess reporting a fake story with no witnesses and no real evidence hurts your credibility.


6 posted on 12/22/2011 9:06:45 PM PST by jimpick
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To: Fred
"But Politico’s traffic losses appear to be part of a year-long trend on the political left. Media Matters For America’s website, for instance, lost 56.83 percent of its unique visitors between November 2010 and November 2011. In the same 12-month period, Talking Points Memo lost 41 percent, Wonkette was down by 32 percent, Gawker declined by 31 percent, Salon decreased by 22 percent and progressive blog Daily Kos shed 18 percent of its unique visitors. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/22/as-political-season-heats-up-politicos-web-traffic-cools-down/#ixzz1hKYvjrkO"

It's a beautiful thing!

7 posted on 12/22/2011 9:08:17 PM PST by matthew fuller ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: jimpick
I guess reporting a fake story with no witnesses and no real evidence hurts your credibility.

I can see your standards are a tad high. LOL!

8 posted on 12/22/2011 9:12:45 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

“Republicans are racists, tax the rich, share the wealth - like a parrot going through its repetoire......”

Damn! And I thought I supported taking Grannie’s Medicare and Social Security away! WAIT! I also thought I could all by myself being a republican end funding to all police and fire departments...

Did I miss any departments?


9 posted on 12/22/2011 9:12:57 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Fred

The good news of the day. Kind warms a persons heart.


10 posted on 12/22/2011 9:19:37 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Fred

Good thread. Thank you. People should go and read the rest of the numbers. Kind of interesting.


11 posted on 12/22/2011 9:19:54 PM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Fred

” - - - But Politico’s traffic losses appear to be part of a year-long trend on the political left.”

YAWN - - - - . Yawn - - - - - - . yawn - - - - - - - - .


12 posted on 12/22/2011 9:23:55 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Fred

Interesting. Anyone know how FR has fared?


13 posted on 12/22/2011 9:34:12 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Carthego delenda est
Damn! And I thought I supported taking Grannie’s Medicare and Social Security away!...right - I missed that slant to the story - and the part where she has to eat dogfood - the parrot will have to learn a few new words......
14 posted on 12/22/2011 9:37:46 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Fred

Such great news.... and right before Christmas.


15 posted on 12/22/2011 10:41:51 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Fred

Now & again I used to go to both politico & huffpo to play the role of “conservative poster” in an attempt to either rile up and/or refute the ravings of the libtard regulars there. But it got old, and the ratio of whack-job libtard posters to common sense posters seemed to go up & up - so I gave up. I haven’t been to either site in a few months now.


16 posted on 12/22/2011 11:46:42 PM PST by MCH
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To: Fred; All

GRRRRRREAT news! GRRRRRREAT thread! WOOOHOOOO!

DEFUND socialists/DISMANTLE their collectives/DEPOPULATE them from the body politic.

live - free - republic


17 posted on 12/22/2011 11:49:02 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Fred
OUCH!...That's gonna leave a HUGH mark!
WaPoop: "the sheeple / the Herd; aren't
braying to our tune lately..."

18 posted on 12/23/2011 12:41:24 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Fred

The Politico by-line, just like the by-line of the Washington Post or the NY Times, is like a warning sign. I see it and I stay away.


19 posted on 12/23/2011 1:54:51 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: Fred

Couldn’t happen to a scummier, biased site.

Despite our recent set backs, I am convinced John Q. Citizen is sick of Hussein and his cult. This includes the moron media.


20 posted on 12/23/2011 2:47:34 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Fred
This is because people want the truth not marxist propaganda.
21 posted on 12/23/2011 5:00:28 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Fred
It's a simply matter of over-saturation. When 90% of the media sources are all simply touting the DNC party line, the vast majority of them are simply redundant.

Considering that the folks at Politico and Media Matters are, for the lack of a better term, a**holes, it's not surprising that the majority of their potential audience chooses to absorb their daily propaganda feed from more palatable sources.

22 posted on 12/23/2011 5:09:36 AM PST by kevkrom (Note to self: proofread, then post. It's better that way.)
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To: Fred

the Left thrives on lies....the exact opposite for the Right....they thrive on truth.

politico was exposed as a publication of deceit and untruth.

"both the honest man and the liar have a vested interest in the truth....one to propagated it....the other to subvert it".

23 posted on 12/23/2011 5:38:03 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
that should say...."both the honest man and the liar have a vested interest in the truth....one to propagate it....the other to subvert it".
24 posted on 12/23/2011 5:43:29 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: Fred

They don’t print the truth at Politico. They make up people as anonymous sources and make up stuff they supposedly say.

No reason to waste a person’s time reading their pro Obama lies.


25 posted on 12/23/2011 5:59:02 AM PST by dforest
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To: Fred

Teayeah, I won’t go to politico, I used to visit there to see what the opposition wrote (and they did dig at Democrats from time-to-time), but now I will NEVER visit them again! J.S.


26 posted on 12/23/2011 6:15:17 AM PST by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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