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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...
  • Under assault for liberal bias, Politico’s traffic dives

    12/02/2011 5:12:56 AM PST · by radioone · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12-2-11 | Josh Petersen
    Internet traffic and Web search measurement tools from several sources indicate that despite massive promotion efforts on MSNBC and in other venues, is rapidly losing readers, especially outside of Washington, D.C. Measurements of U.S. Web traffic provided to The Daily Caller by Compete, Inc. indicate that the number of total monthly visits to dropped by 31.8 percent during the 18-month period that ended on October 31. During that same period, and perhaps not coincidentally, Politico has come under sustained criticism from many observers, including Fox News Channel anchors and several prominent radio hosts, for exhibiting liberal bias in...
  • PICKET: Source - Rahm Emanuel involved in Cain sexual harassment accuser attacks

    12/01/2011 4:39:34 PM PST · by Fred · 104 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/02/2011 | Kerry Picket
    UPDATE -Mayor Emanuel is denying he is involved in anyway with the exchange of information regarding Cain's sexual harassment accusers. Herman Cain's campaign is revealing suspicions about who is behind the story regarding the former unidentified employees who accused Mr. Cain of sexual harassment in the late 1990's. According to a source who is friends with the Cain campaign, not only is the Rick Perry campaign involved but also the Mayor of Chicago and former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is likely involved with the sexual harassment accuser attacks. A friend of the Cain campaign believes a...
  • Abramoff accuses Newt Gingrich of 'corruption.' Really.

    11/16/2011 8:44:22 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 32 replies
    Polutico ^ | Wednesday November 16, 2011
    Jack Abramoff, the fedora-sporting former lobbyist whose name tends to be synonymous with a certain type of corruption scandal, accused Newt Gingrich of just that in an interview with David Gregory for the "Meet The Press" webshow "PRESS Pass." At about the 15-minute mark of the interview, Gregory asked Abramoff - who finished a jail stint over a year ago on influence-peddling charges and has been promoting his recently-published book - about the strategic counseling fee of over $1 million that was paid to Newt Gingrich by housing giant Freddie Mac. "What do you make of all that?" Gregory asked....
  • Gabrielle Giffords book revives Sarah Palin criticism (Politico again!)

    11/15/2011 1:13:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 15, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    If there was a point of no return for Sarah Palin — when the former Alaska governor irreversibly undermined herself as a potential presidential canedidate — it may have come in the aftermath of the attack on Gabrielle Giffords, when Palin taped a video calling it a "blood libel" to criticize her for having targeted the Arizona congresswoman's district with a crosshairs symbol online. In their new book, Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, make it clear that they objected to Palin's imagery themselves, and that Giffords raised concerns about it at the time: "She was troubled that her district...
  • Politico's Mike Allen: 'Very Possible' Dems Will Win Back House Majority

    11/15/2011 4:39:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was this sober political analysis, or merely an MSMer pining for the good old days of Speaker Pelosi? On Morning Joe today, touting a Politico Pelosi puff piece about her "golden touch," Mike Allen claimed it was "very possible" that Democrats would retake the House majority in 2012. View the video here.
  • Not Much Left to Cut

    11/14/2011 12:09:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 14, 2011 | Dan Holler
    Herman Cain, Joe Paterno and President Obama’s “hot mic” bashing of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dominated the news last week. Underreported and significantly more important was news federal spending increased in 2011 by $145 billion. That’s right, federal spending is still going up. Just over a year ago, conservatives around the country rejected President Obama’s big-government agenda. Prior to the election, House Republicans pledged to “roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels.” Unfortunately, President Obama and his big-government allies did not share that goal, making real spending cuts hard to enact. Conservatives gave Republicans control of the U.S....
  • Cain leads GOP field in Battleground poll (New Politico Poll Shows Cain 27-25 Over Romney)

    11/13/2011 10:38:16 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 78 replies
    (Buried deep down in the 6th paragraph were the actual polling results) "In the full sample, based on four days of national polling, Romney finished second with 25 percent (behind Cain’s 27 percent). Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry tied for third at 14 percent." ---break---The POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll of 1,000 likely voters, including 436 Republicans, was conducted Nov. 6-9 by The Tarrance Group and Lake Research Partners. The nationwide telephone survey had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
  • MSNBCPOLITICO: A commanding presence for Politico on the left’s favorite cable news channel

    11/13/2011 9:38:09 PM PST · by martosko · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/14/2011 | Jeff Poor
    Has MSNBC opened a bureau in Arlington, Virginia? Watch the assertively liberal cable news channel on an average day, and you’re likely to see someone from Politico appearing on-screen with the publication’s newsroom and logo in the background — perhaps on multiple occasions. An analysis of one week of MSNBC’s broadcasts, starting at 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7 and ending Sunday, Nov. 13 at 12 p.m., identified at least 24 appearances by Politico reporters and editors.
  • Cain: Politico Had No Documentation of Accusations - Pt 1 (Must See!)

    11/11/2011 3:11:05 PM PST · by Raebie · 71 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 11, 2011 | Neil Cavtuo
    Herman Cain interview with Neil Cavuto. Pt. 2:
  • Mainstream Media Math: 3 = 5

    11/11/2011 9:10:21 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 18 replies
    RedState ^ | 11-11-11 | Brookhaven
    A couple of weeks ago, Politico ran a story saying that while Herman Cain had been at the National Restaurant Association, two women had made sexual harassment allegations against Cain. Their identities remained anonymous. Two. Then a lawyer came forward saying he represented another anonymous woman. The press immediately started running the headline "A Third Cain Accuser". It turned out this person, Karen Kraushaar, was one of the original two anonymous accusers, not a new third one. Two, we're still at two. Then Gloria Allred trotted out Sharon Bialek, and the press immediately declared there was a fourth accuser. The...
  • Jonathan Martin Accuses Kenneth Vogel Of ‘Manhandling Him In Shower’ - Satire

    11/09/2011 5:21:25 PM PST · by writer33 · 19 replies
    The RIght Elective Decisions ^ | 11/09/2011 | Chris Davis
    During summer school in the 1990s, Jonathan Martin – Senior Politico Reporter – has come forward to accuse Kenneth Vogel – Politico Political Reporter - of inappropriate behavior occurring when the two men were in between classes on campus, eventually leading to the discovery of their calling to save the world through journalism.
  • Block falsely links Cain accuser with reporter (Cain campaign is stuck on stupid)

    11/09/2011 5:07:37 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 148 replies
    CNN ^ | November 9, 2011 | CNN Political unit
    <p>"At the press conference it was brought up that Karen Kraushaar had come out as one of the women, and we've come to find out that her son works at Politico," Block said.</p> <p>Kraushaar told CNN Tuesday that she accused Cain of sexual harassment when he led the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s. Details of her case emerged through her lawyer last week, but she refused to go public at the time.</p>
  • Mark Block: Did you know that the son of Cain’s accuser works for Politico?

    11/08/2011 7:29:48 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 77 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11-8-2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Mark Block: Did you know that the son of Cain’s accuser works for Politico? November 8, 2011 by Allahpundit I did not know that. He’s, er … not thinking of Josh Kraushaar, is he? “Her son works at POLITICO,” Block said of Karen Kraushaar, whose name POLITICO printed earlier today after other media outlets made her identity public…Block appeared to be referring to former POLITICO reporter Josh Kraushaar, who left for another outlet, National Journal, in 2010.Josh Kraushaar tweeted earlier in the day, apparently after getting questions, that he’s in fact not related to Karen Kraushaar, and simply has the...
  • 2008 Politico Story - Obama Accuser Has Long Rap Sheet

    11/08/2011 7:41:49 PM PST · by thefoundersrock · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/18/08 | Ben Smith
    Very interesting contrast between the way Politico treated accusations by Larry Sinclaire against Obama in 2008 verses posting anonymous accusations against Herman Cain today. Back then, they refused to even repeat the accusations. It seems to me that Larry Sinclaire and Ms. Bialek have about the same level of credibility. Shouldn't the same journalistic standards apply?
  • STAND WITH CAIN: Sign the Petition to Support Herman Cain Against Left-Wing Smears

    11/08/2011 10:09:09 AM PST · by montag813 · 28 replies ^ | 11-08-2011 | Stand With Cain
    PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AT THE LINK to show your support for these fine man, Herman Cain, as he fights the left-wing smears against his campaign and character.
  • The Daily Names One Cain Accuser, And She Works In The Obama Administration

    11/08/2011 8:17:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/08/2011 | Zeke Miller
    The Daily, the tablet newspaper, named one of the women who filed a sexual harassment claim against Republican front-runner Herman Cain while he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association. The woman, identified by the paper as Karen Kraushaar, now works as communications director at the Treasury Department's Office of the Inspector General.Cain has sought to downplay the charge — calling it frivolous — saying she overreacted to a gesture comparing her height to his wife's.But the paper spoke to friends and family members of Kraushaar who vouch for her honesty — saying she is not the type to bring false allegations.“She wouldn’t...
  • Weddings: Danielle Rosengarten, Kenneth Vogel (Politico hack's wife on LIEberman's staff)

    11/07/2011 4:19:15 PM PST · by JimWayne · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 15, 2010 | VINCENT M. MALLOZZI
    Danielle Brody Rosengarten and Kenneth Paul Vogel were married Saturday evening on the rooftop of 101 Constitution Avenue, an office building in Washington. Rabbi Jack Moline officiated. The bride, 31, is a counsel and legislative assistant in Washington for Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut; she advises him on climate change legislation.
  • VIDEO: MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Politico’s Jonathan Martin snicker at journalism’s ‘code of ethics’

    11/07/2011 2:49:10 PM PST · by martosko · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2011 | Jeff Poor
    The Society of Professional Journalism’s code of ethics is apparently unknown to, and easily dismissed by, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. On “Andrea Mitchell Reports” Monday, the anchor introduced Politico’s Jonathan Martin after playing a clip of former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain suggesting some reporters at an event in Texas check the Society of Professional Journalism’s “code of ethics.” “Jonathan Martin is the senior reporter for Politico and broke the original story,” she said. “I assume you read the journalistic code of ethics, whatever that is.” Martin replied by saying he had his copy “well-thumbed.”
  • If Gloria Allred appears today with accuser, will Cain be afforded the presumption of innocence?

    11/07/2011 8:50:19 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 86 replies
    11/7/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Gloria Allred is supposed to appear today with the third Cain accuser, and at Google News, (among a few more news stories), it reads: CBS News: "Gloria Allred To Offer Up New Cain Accuser." The Daily Caller: "Gloria Allred To Represent New Cain Accuser." Question in its totality, since space in thread title does not permit: ...will Cain be afforded the presumption of innocence by the MSM? Secondly, (rhetorical question): is the onus of proof upon him to disprove or upon others to prove? No matter how badly the MSM says that he has supposedly handled this, the onus of...
  • Gloria Allred to represent new Cain accuser

    11/07/2011 7:32:48 AM PST · by martosko · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2011 | Caroline May
    A fourth woman alleging that GOP presidential front-runner Herman Cain sexually harassed her will be detailing the experience during a press conference Monday afternoon in New York City, RadarOnline is reporting. The is represented by famed attorney Gloria Allred Allred’s client will be the first to speak publicly about Cain, who has been the subject of intense media scrutiny after three other women anonymously alleged that he sexually harassed them in the 1990s while CEO of the National Restaurant Association.
  • American Way: A funny thing happened on the way to the Herman Cain lynching

    11/06/2011 7:48:46 PM PST · by Rabin · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | November 5th, 2011 | Toby Harnden
    By any normal rules of politics, Cain should be toast. So what’s going on? Simply put, the media and Cain’s detractors have over-played their hand. By Friday night, Politico, which broke the original story, had published 94 articles on the allegations in under six days. Every other major publication had followed suit. Every time he stepped out of a room, Cain was mobbed by reporters.
  • The Candidate That Roared

    11/06/2011 4:32:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | November 6, 2011 | Derek Hunter
    There’s a great 1959 movie starring Peter Sellers called “The Mouse That Roared.” It’s about the “Duchy of Grand Fenwick” and a plot to get economic aid from the United States. The characters know the United States always pours economic aid into countries we’ve beaten in war, and Grand Fenwick is having difficult economic times. The plan was simple - declare war on the United States, invade, find someone to surrender to and reap the economic benefits. Through a fluke, Grand Fenwick ends up accidentally winning, which it is not prepared for, and sets about trying to find a way...
  • Herman Cain plans to cut back on campaign events

    10/29/2011 1:44:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 199 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/11 | Associated Press
    <p>Presidential candidate Herman Cain isn't lacking in confidence about his 2012 prospects.</p> <p>He says he expects to finish first or second in each Iowa and New Hampshire.</p>
  • VIDEO: Limbaugh proposes $50k bounty for proof of sexual harassment by Politico employees

    11/05/2011 10:38:53 AM PDT · by martosko · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/05/2011 | Jeff Poor
    On his Friday radio program, radio talker Rush Limbaugh proposed using the website Politico’s rules against the news outlet by finding a “Republican Larry Flynt” to offer a bounty to anyone who can document sexual harassment among members of the media — specifically at Politico. “If we had a Republican Larry Flynt — this guy, I would urge him to wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico,” Limbaugh said. “I mean, that’s what Larry Flynt does. He waves around $100,000, $50,000 for proof of sex with a Republican. So if we had a Republican Larry Flynt —...
  • Limbaugh proposes $50k bounty for proof of sexual harassment by Politico employees

    11/05/2011 9:40:04 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 25 replies
    TheDC ^ | November 5, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Turnabout is fair play, so they say. After Politico first reported a story last week of allegation of sexual harassment from Herman Cain by two women, then continued on to report and even promote the report with 90 Cain stories in five days, the notion of innocent until proven guilty has been voided according to conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh. However, on his Friday radio program Limbaugh proposed using Politico’s rules against Politico by getting a conservative “Larry Flynt,” the publisher of Hustler magazine that offers money for sexual misconduct by Republicans, to do the same against the media,...
  • Herman Cain’s Top Iowa Organizers: ‘The Story Has Made Some People Angry’

    11/05/2011 9:19:45 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11.4.2011 | staff
    URBANDALE, Iowa — Herman Cain’s Iowa state director thumbed through a stack of supporter sign-up forms at the campaign’s headquarters here, telling ABC News that the sexual harassment allegations that have rocked the Cain campaign this week have actually been a “catalyst” in this state. Larry Tuel, who runs Cain’s campaign in Iowa, said that the endless stream of news stories on Cain’s alleged misbehavior toward women have attracted new supporters and emboldened existing ones. “The story has made some people angry,” Tuel said in an interview on Thursday. “We think that people want to show their support for Mr....
  • Peter Fuller removed from duty as a top Afghanistan commander for remarks to POLITICO

    11/04/2011 4:14:02 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/4/11 | TIM MAK
    Major Gen. Peter Fuller, a top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, was relieved of his duties Friday after comments he made to POLITICO disparaging Afghan President Hamid Karzai and calling the government’s leaders “isolated from reality.” Gen. John Allen, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, ousted Fuller following what the coalition called his “inappropriate public comments.” “These unfortunate comments are neither indicative of our current solid relationship with the government of Afghanistan, its leadership, or our joint commitment to prevail here in Afghanistan,” Allen said in a statement. “The Afghan people are an honorable people, and comments such as these will...
  • Anonymous Denies Harassment Claims; Threatens to Shut Down Politico

    11/04/2011 3:44:41 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    The Interwebs | November 4, 2011 | Pan_Yan
    The hacker group Anonymous has issued a statement today denying they were ever harassed by Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain. In a statement released on an online news forum a spokeperson for the group threatened attacks on Politico, MSNBC, Huffington Post and a myriad of other political punditry sites for continuing to spread "this vicious, totally unfounded lie."On Sunday Politico ran a thinly sourced story accusing Herman Cain of a pattern of sexual harrassment against women all referred to as "Anonymous." The story has ignited a firestorm of controversy on television and print news, as well as online. Herman Cain's...
  • Cain accuser won’t provide details despite restaurant association’s consent

    11/04/2011 2:24:56 PM PDT · by martosko · 53 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/04/2011 | Steven Nelson
    <p>GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s released a statement Friday after receiving approval from the National Restaurant Association. Despite the association’s permission for her to speak candidly, the statement did not included details of the allegations.</p>
  • Politico publishes 90 stories on Cain scandal

    11/04/2011 12:31:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 4, 2011 1:55pm | Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer
    November 4, 2011 1:55pm 76 Comments Politico publishes 90 stories on Cain scandal byCharlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer Follow on Twitter:@charliespiering Herman Cain (AP Photo) How much is too much? Politico broke the Cain sexual harassment story last Sunday night, launching organization wide coverage filling up a full week of heavy coverage on their scoop. Since the scandal broke, the political reporting juggernaut has published at least 90 online stories on further developments and public reaction to the story.I've posted the entire list below since the story broke.