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  • Ouch! Politico Kicks David Gregory as He Exits NBC

    08/14/2014 5:05:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 14, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    David Gregory is now the poster boy warning for that old adage: be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down. And now that Gregory is on the down career escalator because of his quick removal today from both Meet The Press and NBC News as you can read here at Newsbusters, Dylan Byers at Politico has given him a swift kick on his way out the door. Apparently Gregory was not very nice to the folks who worked at NBC News as you can see below. Perhaps Gregory can take this as...
  • Dana Milbank's Heritage disaster

    06/17/2014 10:41:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | June 17, 2014 | DYLAN BYERS
    Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank set off a flurry of outraged tweets on Monday night after posting a highly critical recap of a panel event at the Heritage Foundation that, he says, "deteriorated into the ugly taunting of a woman in the room who wore an Islamic head covering." Video of that panel has since surfaced and -- in my view -- Milbank grossly misrepresented the nature of that exchange. The woman in question, Saba Ahmed, an American University law student, does not seem to have been "taunted." Both panelists who responded to her accepted the premise of her question...
  • Jill Abramson ousted from New York Times

    05/14/2014 2:28:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | Dylan Byers
    New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was abruptly fired from the paper on Wednesday, sources familiar with the news informed POLITICO. Managing editor Dean Baquet will take over as executive editor, effective immediately. The news of her departure was met with shock throughout the newsroom. Senior editors were unexpectedly summoned to a 2 p.m. leadership meeting at the Times headquarters in New York. The news was then announced in a staff-wide meeting by publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. In his announcement, Sulzberger said Abramsonís departure was related to ďan issue with management in the newsroom,Ē and had nothing to do...
  • MSNBC's Martin Bashir 'on vacation' after Sarah Palin remarks

    12/02/2013 1:47:35 PM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | December 2, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    Martin Bashir, the MSNBC host who has come under fire for the controversial remarks he made about Sarah Palin, is "on vacation" and will not host his namesake afternoon program on Monday, POLITICO has learned. Sources at the network said Bashir had been temporarily suspended from the network following graphic remarks he made last month about the former governor from Alaska. In that segment, Bashir suggested that Palin should be forced to endure slavery like conditions, including the consumption of feces. MSNBC spokesperson Lauren Skowronski told a different story: "Heís still out on vacation," she wrote in an email. Asked...
  • Obama hits bloggers, radio 'talking heads' who 'profit from conflict'

    10/19/2013 7:05:46 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    Demanding a change to the way business is done in Washington, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged lawmakers to ignore lobbyists, bloggers, "talking heads on radio" and "the professional activists who profit from conflict."
  • Maureen Dowd attributes misquote to 'noisy' coffee shop

    08/25/2013 5:56:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | August 21, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    In her column, Dowd quoted de Blasio's wife Chirlane McCray as saying that mayoral challenger Christine Quinn was "not accessible ... She's not the kind of person I feel I can go up to and talk to about issues like taking care of children at a young age and paid sick leave." Quinn used this slight to accuse the de Blasio campaign of faulting her for being a childless lesbian. In fact, audio of the full quote, which was subsequently released by de Blasio's campaign, shows that McCray's marks may have been far more tame. The Times has since issued...
  • Politico: Media Didn't Ignore Benghazi

    08/06/2013 1:06:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/6/13 | William Bigelow
    Politicoís Dylan Byers, in a piece for his buddies in the MSM, declares that conservative criticism of the mainstream media is overblown. Byers writes: So often conservative media, like conservative media criticism, can't be taken seriously because it overplays its hand. Like someone who shouts "thief!" the second his keys go missing, much of the conservative echo-chamber has a hyper-aggressive penchant to see conspiracy where they'd do better to see questions in need of answers. As a general rule -- albeit with plenty of exceptions -- there is a guilty-until-proven-innocent approach among those who fashion themselves as "anti-MSM," which can...
  • New MSNBC idea: Letís interview a five-year-old to get her take on gay marriage

    04/07/2013 6:11:58 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 5, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    Via Politicoís Dylan Byers, whoís apparently been rendered speechless by this spectacle. The idea here, I take it, was to show that supporting gay marriage is so obvious that even a five-year-old can arrive at the right conclusion if left to reason her way through it. Thatís not how it comes off; you get the sense that this segment would have run for 20 minutes, with Krystal Ball nudging all the way, if thatís how long it would have taken to arrive at the favored result. I hope they keep this up and expand it to other hot-button issues. Iíd...