Skip to comments.Politico’s Taking More Hits Than Harry Reid Fighting Gym Equipment
Posted on 01/11/2015 4:11:30 AM PST by Timber Rattler
The site took another big hit Friday morning when it lost Maggie Haberman, who is going to the NYT and taking her unmatched Hillary Clinton coverage with her. NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet did warn in a recent memo that theyd carefully make a few outside hires after a recent spate of layoffs and buyouts.
In recent months, Politico has made a lot of serious changes, including positioning Susan Glasser in the suburban Virginia bureau as editor. John Harris, meanwhile, is still editor-in-chief in title, but has fled to Brussels to start up Politico Europe taking a page out of Breitbart News playbook.
Sources hint that Politico could lose even more of its workforce to CNN with several writers reaching out to the network and other outlets for jobs.
According to WaPo, Politico has officially lost a whopping 25 percent of its staff in the past year. Ouch.
But sources say the publications sudden lurch is why some reporters are jumping ship. Working for Politico has lost its luster. Morale within is low. Staff is watching with dismay as Politico becomes more left-leaning under Glasser a charge the site was once obsessed with rebutting with openly liberal writers like Todd Purdham, The New Republics Timothy Noah, TIMEs Michael Crowley (formerly of the The New Republic), and Politico Magazine Editor Michael Hirsch, who recently called former V.P. Dick Cheney a war criminal on Twitter. (Hirsch was a member of the now defunct JournoList and a regular on the lefty online streaming program The Young Turks.)
Gee, how many of their writers are jumping ship to Fox News?
1. Maggie Haberman, who is going to the NYT and taking her unmatched Hillary Clinton coverage with her.
When they say "coverage," they mean protection. As is: "Do what you want, Hillary, I've got you covered."
2. Hirsch was a member of the now defunct JournoList and a regular on the lefty online streaming program The Young Turks.<.I>
There is no proof that this type of coordinated activity has stopped. The left just wants the average person to believe this behavior has ended.
Another larger journo list was discovered a while back if memory serves....
You mean where they would have to actually practice journalism rather than just regurgitate DNC talking points?
When Politico started it was actually respectable, balanced and was becoming an agenda setting paper to rival the WP/NYT. But early in the Obama administration it was revealed that the paper was getting on Obama’s “Enemies List” because it was actually doing hard daily reporting “process stories” about how decisions in the WH were being made and about how Obama works in the West Wing. So obviously the Bolsheviks have penetrated and taken over a source of independent coverage.
“Glasser apparently think that her rag can survive without any readers.”
That business model has worked for MSNBC and CNN.
Can you imagine what a pitiful existence one must lead when you “jump ship” from Politico to CNN?
Don't the other 75 already work for Obamahommed administration?
You can’t get a job at the NYTimes until you’ve proven yourself as a fluffer at politico.
What you said... was effin' poetic. +100
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