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Mike Allen's 'Politico Playbook''Presented' By Gabby Giffords' Gun-Control Group
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 07/01/2013 4:30:58 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

News organizations gotta pay the bills. Nothing's more normal than a newspaper, magazine or website—NewsBusters included—selling advertising, including ads by political or issue-advocacy groups.

But somehow it felt different to have opened my morning email from Mike Allen's "Politico Playbook" and find this message [screencap after jump] at the very top: "POLITICO Playbook, presented by the Rights and Responsibilities Tour by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly." Allen's column often features ads from issue-advocacy groups, ranging across the issue spectrum. But to so identify the column with sponsorship by one side of a controversial political issue would seem to raise serious journalistic issues.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gabbygiffords; guncontrol; mikeallen; politico; secondamendment

1 posted on 07/01/2013 4:30:58 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Can Mike Allen and Politico really claim to be non-partisan when identifying themselves so closely with a highly-partisan sponsor? Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 07/01/2013 4:31:56 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mikey ‘s wife works for the DNC so miry is a subcontractor at one of the Marxist’s PR divisions .

Mikey and his wife attend all the WH Private parties and he is one of Slow Joe’s water gun pals .

All of DC needs to jailed with Mikey and his Commie wife be the first put on trial for Crimes against this country .


3 posted on 07/01/2013 4:41:56 AM PDT by ncalburt (Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mike Allen’s ‘Playbook’ is just a continuation of Ezra Klein’s ‘Journolist,’ where lazy reporters go to get their stories for the day, all slanted to the Left.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 4:54:59 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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Also, keep in mind that the GOP-E poo-bahs are all buddies with Allen and have him on speed-dial. Anytime they want to backstab a Conservative, like Sarah Palin, they use Politico as their weapon of choice.


5 posted on 07/01/2013 4:56:44 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why do they call this a Gabby Giffords Group?

Her husband started it so he could milk his 15 minutes and make a buck doing it.


6 posted on 07/01/2013 5:08:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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