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  • Half of voters say sexual misconduct accusations against Trump are credible

    12/13/2017 7:29:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 2017-12-13 | STEVEN SHEPARD
    Half of voters find sexual misconduct accusations against President Donald Trump to be credible, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted against the backdrop of a national discussion on sexual harassment. Fifty percent of registered voters think the allegations against Trump are credible, more than the 29 percent who think they are not credible. The remaining 21 percent of voters don’t know if the allegations are credible. Trump, during last year’s presidential campaign, was accused of sexual abuse or harassment by more than a dozen women — some of whom have resurfaced in recent days in hopes that a...
  • Alabama: Politico Reveals Secret Funding of Democrat Candidate Doug Jones

    12/11/2017 7:16:01 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 11, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    One of the big questions surrounding the December 12 election in Alabama for the U.S. Senate seat is who is behind a mystery super PAC backing Democrat candidate Doug Jones against Republican Roy Moore. The Washington Post last Thursday claimed that there was no evidence of such funding by George Soros. However on the day before the election, Politico weighed in with a big story about the mystery super PAC, Highway 31, with much greater detail of the players involved. First we begin with the Washington Post denial that there was evidence of Soros financing the Jones campaign via secret super...
  • Former CIA Director Regrets How Intel Agencies Treated Trump

    12/11/2017 7:23:33 PM PST · by Red Steel · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell thinks that intelligence agencies were too harsh to Trump during the campaign and presidential transition, according to an interview released Monday. Morell, who left the CIA in 2013 after serving as its acting director twice, endorsed Hillary Clinton in an August 2016 New York Times op-ed. Politico’s Susan Glassner asked Morell if getting involved was a mistake and the former CIA official said that it wasn’t, but that “there were downsides to it that I didn’t think about at the time.” “I was concerned about what is the impact it would have on the...
  • Congress reeling from sexual harassment deluge (settlement costs dumped on taxpayers)

    12/09/2017 8:28:33 AM PST · by Liz · 33 replies
    Congress is struggling with the wave of sexual harassment allegations engulfing their institution. With no clear roadmap, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other leaders are responding on a case-by-case basis — and on the fly. The stream of public revelations has put leaders in a pressure cooker.....they face pressure to forge quick judgments about the credibility of the allegations and the severity of the misconduct, often while relying on reports from anonymous accusers. The makeshift method has led to swift calls for resignation for some members and a messy, painful, drawn-out process for others. Sen....
  • Star New York Times reporter suspended for alleged sexual misconduct (Glenn Thrush)

    11/21/2017 3:04:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WTVR-TV ^ | November 20, 2017 | CNN
    A star political reporter at the New York Times has been suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct involving younger, female journalists. In a statement, a spokesperson for the Times called the allegations against Glenn Thrush, one of the newspaper’s top reporters covering the Trump administration, “very concerning and not in keeping with the standards and values of The New York Times.” “We intend to fully investigate and while we do, Glenn will be suspended,” the spokesperson said. “We support his decision to enter a substance abuse program. In the meantime, we will not be commenting further.” A story published Monday...
  • Why People Hate the Media: Journalists Lash Out at Sanders Asking What They’re Thankful For

    11/20/2017 7:26:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 20, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    On Monday afternoon, some journalists provided another small nail in the coffin of the media’s credibility when they lost their collective minds on Twitter over White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asking reporters to share what they’re most thankful for this Thanksgiving week.  Sanders still allowed reporters to ask questions and most responded with thoughtful answers, but a few ignored it (including the Associated Press’s Zeke Miller and Washington Post’s Jenna Johnson). For some journalists on Twitter, they lambasted Sanders for her “bizarre” exercise that one labeled “harmful to a democracy.”  NPR’s Domenico Montanaro was the most offended, showcasing...
  • Donald Trump Will Get Crushed by Any Democrat in the 2020 Election, Poll Indicates

    11/09/2017 8:38:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 9, 2017 | Jason Le Miere
    President Donald Trump will get crushed by any Democrat running against him in the 2020 presidential election, a poll released Thursday indicated. Asked whether they would vote for Trump or a hypothetical Democratic candidate in the next election, just 36 percent in the Politico/Morning Consult poll said they would vote to give the president a second term. That compared with 46 percent who indicated they would vote for Trump’s Democratic opponent, whoever that may be. A further 18 percent said they remained undecided. Related: Are Democrats finally getting their ‘shit together’ to stop Trump? The poll, conducted on the eve...
  • Almost Half of Voters Believe Media Makes Up Stories About Trump, Poll Reveals

    10/18/2017 8:14:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 18, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    According to a poll conducted by Politico and Morning Consult, nearly half of American voters distrust the media’s reporting on President Trump and his administration. Not only that, but they believe journalists deliberately fabricate stories about Trump. More surprising, it’s not just Republicans or Trump supporters who believe this.
  • Politico Dumps Embarrassing Pile of Corrections on Puerto Rico Article

    10/05/2017 6:24:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 4, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    The corrections paragraph to a Politico story that is so long that it calls the entire article into question. One wonders why Politico even allowed the October 1 story by Puerto Rican freelance journalist Alejandra Rosa to remain since such a large corrections section casts huge aspersions upon the veracity of the rest of her story still remaining. Will there be yet more corrections that will cause the already large corrections section to grow further and eat up the rest of the story? Before we look at Rosa's heavily corrected story about financial pressures on Puerto Rico even before Hurricane...
  • Trump predicts "Ray" Moore will struggle in Alabama Senate race

    09/25/2017 8:33:22 PM PDT · by upchuck · 56 replies
    Axios ^ | Sep 25, 2017 | Alayna Treene
    President Trump says he doesn't know much about Roy Moore, and seemed to unwittingly emphasize the point by twice referring to the Republican front-runner for Senate in Alabama as "Ray" during a radio interview on the "Rick and Bubba Show" ahead of Tuesday's primary, per Politico. Moore is up against incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who Trump has publicly endorsed. "Luther Strange is going to be a great senator. He loves Alabama, he loves the states and he loves the country," Trump said Monday, according to AL.com. "He will absolutely win against the Democrat. Ray will have a hard time. If...
  • Explanations from Politico’s Hate-Toonist Are Total BS

    08/31/2017 10:33:24 AM PDT · by Bratch · 6 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 31, 2017 | John Nolte
    Matt Wuerker, the leftwing editorial cartoonist for the leftwingPolitico, was met with almost universal condemnation Wednesday for a ‘toon that not only mocked the victims of Hurricane Harvey, but mocked the victims in most desperate need, those requiring rescue from rooftops. Utilizing that form of bigotry and hate that will always be acceptable among the Beautiful People, Wuerker managed to lump all Texans into a single GodTardingRacistSecessionist. Ugly, ugly stuff. [...] In summation… In the middle of a historic hurricane devastating God knows how many thousands and thousands of Texans, the cultural supremacists at Politico are stereotyping those very same Texans in the...
  • Here’s What Politico Thinks of Texas Storm Victims

    08/30/2017 12:02:54 PM PDT · by DFG · 53 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 08/30/2017 | Kyle Drennen
    In an unbelievably classless move, Politco tweeted out the latest political cartoon from illustrator Matt Wuerker that actually mocked Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey, portraying them as Confederate sympathizers who want to secede from the United States. In addition, the Politico cartoonist thought it appropriate to deride people’s faith as well, with a man dressed in a shirt with a Confederate flag being rescued from his rooftop and declaring: “Angels! Sent by God!” A Coast Guard pilot was shown correcting him: “Er, actually Coast Guard...Sent by the government.”
  • Politico Pushes News Alert Based on Phony New York Times Story

    08/10/2017 12:49:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look at this! While I was just going through that riff on the fake news from the New York Times earlier this week on the supposedly shocking report that was only recently released that global warming is already happening… We find out that report’s been public. You could access it on the Web six months ago. Nothing was “suppressed.” Nothing was “secret.” Politico, with a breaking news alert to their subscribers: “2016 Broke Global Temperature Records Again.” It was “the warmest year on the earth’s surface in nearly 150 years of measuring, scientists said today, in an international report...
  • Politico Worries that Russia Investigation Will Boomerang on Democrats

    08/05/2017 10:26:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 5, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Although the liberal media is purposely avoiding the fact that the Trump-Russia collusion investigation is, as CNN's Van Jones noted in a candid moment, a big "nothing burger" most of the public has already reached that conclusion. Thus far Bob Mueller and his team of Democrat-donating investigators have only come up with a quickie inconclusive 20 minute meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and a Russian lawyer. Hardly time for "collusion." This might explain why they are now on a fishing expedition for matters completely unrelated to Russia. Meanwhile the public appears to be fed up with the Russia investigation to nowhere...
  • Reports: HR McMaster Entirely Safe as National Security Adviser…

    08/04/2017 8:45:26 PM PDT · by Signalman · 141 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/4/2017 | sundance
    After spending 72 hours looking specifically at the motives of those pushing almost identical paragraphs including the catchphrases: “holdovers”, “purging loyalists“, “unfettered access” and “Caroline Glick“; it comes as no surprise to hear the administration perceives the anti-McMasters crowd as having “jumped the shark”… “reached too far”, and “exposed their agenda” etc. Ironically HR McMaster appears to be safer than ever in his position as National Security Adviser not specifically because of anything he has done, but as an actual outcome of the piranha approach taken by his detractors. The severity of his opposition’s group-think actually exposed the common denominator....
  • Politico Watch: The Most Biased Items Of The Week

    07/30/2017 11:48:52 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/30/2017 | Will Ricciardella
    The Daily Caller News Foundation has compiled a weekly list of examples exposing bias in Politico’s daily emailed newsletter that briefs subscribers on the most important news of the day. This week, Politico Playbook’s writers, Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman, and Daniel Lippman took issue with White House Communications Director Athony Scaramucci’s “anonymous” source, declared President Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner guilty, and lamented Trump’s inability to fulfill all his campaign promises in his first six months in office. Below are the most egregious examples from the past week: 1. Seems like media skepticism of anonymous sources only...
  • Politico Absurdly Hypes Supposed Resurgence of John Birch Society

    07/16/2017 6:15:46 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 16, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember the mighty Coffee Party which at one time had grown to a total of 200,000 members? Oh, you wonder where that laughably inflated figure comes from? Well, it was made up by Steve Tuttle of Newsweek (now with fewer readers than the real members of the Coffee Party). The purpose of that very obvious fake news was to hype a leftwing version of the Tea Party back in 2010 despite the fact that it numbered in the dozens at most. Well, the latest fake news comes to us by way of Politico in which writer John Savage is hyping...
  • Politico Awards Participation Trophy to Liberal Senate Loser

    06/19/2017 2:23:47 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 19, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Whenever the mainstream media awards a participation trophy to the loser of an election, it is sure bet they are awarding it to a Democrat. Such was the case with the June 17 Politico which awarded a participation trophy to Jason Kander who lost the 2016 U.S. Senate race from Missouri. No matter. As far as Politico is concerned he was really a winner as you can see from their title, How Jason Kander Won by Losing. What makes this article particularly amusing is how far overboard Politico writer Edward-Isaac Dovere goes in hyping the future political career of Kander....
  • Boehner: Trump has been a 'complete disaster' (Politico)

    05/26/2017 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/26/2017 | Louis Nelson
    Former House Speaker John Boehner said earlier this week that Donald Trump’s presidency has been “a complete disaster” thus far and that the billionaire-turned-commander-in-chief is still learning on the job. “Everything else he’s done [in office] has been a complete disaster,” Boehner said during a question-and-answer session at a conference in Houston on Wednesday. “He’s still learning how to be president.” ~snip~ He seemed content with his life as a retired politician and was quick to shoot down any talk of a future presidential bid. “I wake up every day, drink my morning coffee and say hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,” Boehner...
  • If This Politico Story Is True, the President Needs New Advisers

    05/11/2017 12:52:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 11, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    If This Politico Story Is True, the President Needs New Advisers May 11, 2017 RUSH: The Politico today… By the way, you need to be reading all of these and watching all these stories with more doubt and disbelief than you have ever mustered. As you read, or any time you see “anonymous source said,” you must disbelieve it. The evidence is much greater and much of this is made up than that it is legitimate and real. You must remember that media isn’t media. You are not reading “the news.” You are being inculcated. You’re being propagandized. You are...