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  • Politico reporter withheld information about liberal Media Matters For America

    02/13/2012 4:12:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/12 | Will Rahn and Alex Pap
    For America gave Politico reporter Ben Smith a 2010 planning memo for a profile he was writing on the liberal advocacy group. But Smith curiously withheld key parts of the 89-page document when he published his story, “Media Matters’ war against Fox,” in March 2011. The Daily Caller became aware of this after obtaining the same document while reporting the series “Inside Media Matters,” which debuted here late Sunday night. It’s not clear why Smith, who recently left Politico for the website BuzzFeed, didn’t include more specifics from the lengthy document in his March 2011 story if he had the...
  • Facebook Gives Politico Deep Access to Users’ Political Sentiments (both BHO cronies)

    01/31/2012 4:40:45 PM PST · by STARWISE · 16 replies
    All Things D ^ | 1-12-12 | Liz Gannes
    Counting Twitter mentions would have you believe that Ron Paul is the most popular Republican candidate in the ongoing U.S. primaries. Umm, right. But some social media analysis of politics is going beyond that. A partnership between Facebook and Politico announced today is one of the more far-reaching efforts. It will consist of sentiment analysis reports and voting-age user surveys, accompanied by stories by Politico reporters. Most notably, the Facebook-Politico data set will include Facebook users’ private status messages and comments. While that may alarm some people, Facebook and Politico say the entire process is automated and no Facebook employees...
  • Newt Gingrich: The master of disguise (Politico Pukes)

    01/23/2012 8:07:53 AM PST · by GVnana · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/23/2012 | JIM VANDEHEI and MIKE ALLEN
    The surging Newt Gingrich has mastered debates — and disguise. The debate part is clear: The former Speaker of the House comes to play and owns the stage with an uncanny capacity to connect with the grievances of conservative voters. The disguise part is clear, too. Gingrich has used his debate skills — and his instinct to hit the raw nerves of conservatives — to camouflage considerable weaknesses as a candidate. The three wives, and cheating on and leaving the first two while they were ill; inconsistency on the most consequential conservative causes of the past decade; episodic bouts of...
  • Can Politico Sink Any Lower?

    01/21/2012 12:52:38 AM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 16 replies
    Corporate Crime Reporter ^ | 1/20/2012 | Corporate Crime Reporter
    Can Politico Sink Any Lower?26 Corporate Crime Reporter 4, January 20, 2012 Politico is out this morning with a glossy State of the Union edition with this cover story headline – “The Worst Ever? Extreme Fighting. Public Scorn. Can Congress Sink Any Lower?”That of course raises the question – Can Politico Sink Any Lower?The Politico cover story, written by Jonathan Allen, not once mentions the corrupting influence of big corporate money as a reason for Congress’ poor approval rating.But then again, guess who is paying for Politico?Splashed across pages 24 and 25 is an ad from military contractor Lockheed Martin...
  • Pelosi Admits Nobody Thinks Mitt Can Win (Nothing New To us)

    01/18/2012 11:27:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | January 18, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites, because Nancy Pelosi has opened her cavity. Two things. Pelosi's out there saying, (paraphrasing) "We don't really have that much to do with Occupy Wall Street. No, no, no. We're not tied to that group." So that's not gonna make them happy and it's a clear indication that the Democrat calculation is that the Occupy crowd is a drag on 'em. Then Pelosi, at a Politico Playbook Breakfast yesterday, was interviewed by White House correspondent Mike Allen, who said, "You think the Republican right is intentionally digging in, assuming a...
  • Dobson decried Callista Gingrich as 'eight-year mistress' at conservative confab

    01/17/2012 2:50:57 PM PST · by VinL · 317 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 1-17-12 | Haberson
    At the now-controversial meeting of evangelicals at a Texas ranch, influential evangelical leader James Dobson made a strong pitch for Rick Santorum's wife — and noted that Callista Gingrich was her husband's "mistress for eight years," questioning whether that's what people want in a first lady, three sources told POLITICO. The moment left several attendees at the confab at the Pressler ranch stunned, according to the sources. It came on Saturday, before the group of about 150 conservatives voted on a candidate they wanted to back. On the third round of balloting, the vote went to Santorum, but Gingrich backers...
  • New Hampshire primary: Where's the tea party?

    01/09/2012 1:44:27 PM PST · by Syncro · 26 replies
    politico ^ | 1/9/12 | KENNETH VOGEL |
    New Hampshire primary: Where's the tea party? By KENNETH P. VOGEL | 1/9/12 4:32 AM EST Updated: 1/9/12 3:11 PM EST New Hampshire might seem like ground zero for a tea party offensive.But ahead of the Republican primary Tuesday, there’s no sign that the populist conservative movement is poised to shape the presidential results in the “Live Free or Die” state — or anywhere else, for that matter.Instead, activists in the Granite State have divided their loyalties — and even seem resigned to seeing their sworn enemy Mitt Romney win his second straight victory.The situation in New Hampshire and across...
  • Politico: GOP Challengers Are 'Mediocrities', Obama Is 'Rested And Ready'

    01/03/2012 9:11:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The folks at Politico take umbrage when accused of leaning left. But once again, the site's headlines give away Politico's Dem-friendly game. Compare these contrasting gems from today's edition, the first dismissing the GOP contenders as mediocre, the other using the old "rested and ready" cliché to describe President Obama as the campaign season begins in earnest:
  • Perry Confronts Politico's Mike Allen Over Story: "You Got A Name?"

    01/02/2012 11:28:12 AM PST · by izzatzo · 30 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 01/02/2012 | RCP
    Rick Perry confronts Politico's Mike Allen in person over the publication's report that unnamed members of his senior staff are blaming the way the campaign was handled for what has resulted thus far. Transcript of the exchange below: Mike Allen, Politico: "Governor, some of your staffers have told us that you ran this as a gubernatorial campaign for too long and you didn't look big enough, get big enough, fast enough. Do you take some responsibility?" Gov. Rick Perry: "I don't know who you are talking to, so I can't respond unless you give me a name." Allen: "These are...
  • Same Politico Obsessed with Palin’sWardrobe Ignores First Lady’s Pricey Duds

    12/29/2011 4:11:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 12/29/11 | John Nolte
    Personally, I don’t care what Michelle Antoinette wears on her taxpayer-funded lavish Hawaiian vacations with her husband President FailureTeleprompterDuffer. Thanks to an autobiography that was probably ghost-written by domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, Obama’s a millionaire and more power to him. If the First Lady wants to lord over the peasantry her fashionable dresses and skirts and purses that cost enough to feed about 500 hungry families, that’s Our Champions Of The Poor’s business. The same is true with what the GOP chooses to spend their money on during a campaign.
  • As political season heats up, Politico’s Web traffic cools down

    12/22/2011 8:42:36 PM PST · by Fred · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2011 | Josh Peterson
    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 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...
  • Newt Says He's with Boehner Despite Media Reports to Contrary

    12/21/2011 3:31:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | December 21, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, the self-destruction, maybe, continues. From the Politico. Snerdley, are you sitting down? From the Politico: "Gingrich Sides with Obama on Payroll Tax." That's their headline. Now, let's read a little further. "President Obama has an unexpected ally in Newt Gingrich, who called on House Republicans to give up and make the payroll tax cut extension happen somehow." And here's their quote from Newt. "'Incumbent presidents have enormous advantages. And I think what Republicans ought to do is what’s right for America. They ought to do it calmly and pleasantly and happily,' Mr. Gingrich said when asked...
  • Media Matters, Desperate to Deflect From Charges of Antisemitism, Trumps up Attack on Big Journalism

    12/16/2011 1:00:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 12/16/11 | Dana Loesch
    Media Matters for America has had a bad year, with declining traffic and regular knocks from more notable media outlets. This week alone, MMfA was slammed by Politico and the Simon Wiesenthal Center for antisemitism, so they are eager to deflect by trumping up an attack on Big Journalism. From Politico (emphasis added): The Center for American Progress, the party’s key hub of ideas and strategy, and Media Matters, a central messaging organization, have emerged as vocal critics of their party’s staunchly pro-Israel congressional leadership and have been at odds, at times, with Barack Obama’s White House, which has acted...
  • Whoa: Ben Smith Is Leaving Politico For BuzzFeed

    12/12/2011 10:37:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/12/11 | Alex Alvarez
    Innnneresting news: Politico’s Ben Smith is leaving the site within the next few weeks to take on a new position at… BuzzFeed. At BuzzFeed, Smith will be tasked with, in his words, “trying to help build the first true social news organization – that is, an outfit built on the understanding that readers increasingly get and share their news on Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms.” BuzzFeed, as you may know, is an aggregation site (with occasional bits of original reporting) devoted to gathering the most newsworthy, interesting and viral bits of news and entertainment
  • Newt Gingrich will not be the Republican nominee — even if it means a brokered convention

    12/09/2011 5:56:49 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 81 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/09/2011 | Ezra Klein
    Silver doesn’t quite go so far as to say that it makes a brokered convention or a late-breaking establishment candidate likely, but I’m willing to go that far. There’s just no way the Republican establishment lets Gingrich become their nominee. As Andrew Sullivan pointed out today, you’re already seeing the anti-Gingrich mobilization among conservative thought leaders: Here’s George Will, Charles Krauthammer, David Brooks, Ross Douthat, Tom Coburn and Ann Coulter, just for starters. There’s this Politico story about all the Washington Republicans who hate Gingrich. Now, I think it’s more likely that this mobilization leads to a Romney win then...
  • Another Day, Another Dose Of Liberal Bias At 'Politico'

    12/08/2011 6:07:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Take a stroll down the list of the six stories featured in Politico's "Daily Digest" email today, and you'll find five of them with a decided pro-Obama and/or anti-Republican angle. Let's score the first item, about the upcoming GOP debate in Iowa, as neutral, even though the theme is a pending alpha dog-fight between Gingrich and Romney. But after that, every story has a decided liberal slant, as you'll see here:
  • There’s Nothing Quite Like A Political Lynching From Politico (Satire)

    12/07/2011 10:31:03 AM PST · by writer33 · 2 replies
    The Right Elective Decisions ^ | 12/07/2011 | Chris Davis
    Announcer’s Voice: Hey, guys and gals! Where do you go for a good old-fashioned political lynching? Guys and Gals: Where? Announcer’s Voice: You go to Politico! Guys and Gals: Politico? Announcer’s Voice: Thaaaatttt’ssss right! Politico…the place where everyone goes for good old-fashioned political lynchings. No other news source quite strings ‘em up like Politico. Once a long-standing tradition of the New York Times, now Politico has taken the noose! And boy have they run with it!
  • Herman Cain drops out of presidential race

    12/03/2011 11:02:40 AM PST · by mandaladon · 576 replies
    LA times ^ | 3 Dec 2011
    Herman Cain, the insurgent populist whose candidacy has been ensnared by allegations of sexual impropriety, said Saturday that he is leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination, saying that the allegations have cast a "cloud of doubt over me and this campaign." "As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign," he said at an event in Atlanta. "I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt . . . on me, on my family, not because we are not fighters, not because I am not...
  • Herman Cain 2012 drop-out decision: 'Leaning toward' campaign suspension

    12/02/2011 6:39:28 PM PST · by freespirited · 192 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/02/11 | Maggie Haberman & Reid Epstein
    Multiple sources familiar with the discussions told POLITICO Friday that Herman Cain is “leaning toward suspending the campaign,” in the words of one, who stressed no decision has been made. “He’ll probably get out, but nothing’s been decided,” another source said. The one-time leader in the Republican presidential polls is scheduled to address supporters at the opening of his Georgia state headquarters Saturday. He was set to meet with his wife Friday to discuss the future of his candidacy at the end of a week at which he and aides repeatedly said he was “reassessing” his candidacy. Cain himself has...
  • Please Mr. Cain – Don’t Stop This Train!

    12/02/2011 8:00:59 PM PST · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Real Feminist ^ | 12-02-2011 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri UrbanReal FeministRepublican presidential candidate Herman Cain is planning a "major announcement" for tomorrow in Atlanta. After the latest "accuser" - yet another walking car wreck - alleged a 13-year affair with Cain (which he has denied), the "embattled" candidate said he would be conferring with his wife "face-to-face" in Georgia, before deciding whether or not to continue his campaign. It has been widely speculated by the media that Cain's announcement will be to end his run. I have one thing to say to this: "NUTS!" Why the hell should he drop out? There hasn't been anything proven against...