Eating Its Words: Politico Changes Headline Calling Soros-Tied DA ‘By-the-Book’

March 23rd, 2023 9:43 AM

The media hacks at Politico changed an outrageous headline characterizing the George Soros-tied Manhattan District Attorney as an apolitical, “by-the-book” prosecutor.  

Politico conducted a March 20 public relations stunt on behalf of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who’s reportedly set to indict former President Donald Trump based on a seven-year old case. The Politico headline read: “By-the-book DA confronts unpredictable opponent in Trump.” Politico reporter Erica Orden fawned in her anti-Trump agitprop that Bragg was a “low key, politics-averse prosecutor prepar[ing] to take on the brash, mudslinging former president.” Orden must have forgotten that Bragg made prosecuting Trump a centerpiece of his political campaign for the DA position. Also, calling any political figure that’s connected to Soros “politics averse” is just absurd. 

Her headline was later changed to: “Liberal Manhattan DA takes on Trump in perilous legal fight.” However, Orden didn’t appear to mind the irony of doubling down on how Bragg was still supposedly “politics-averse” while simultaneously admitting that Bragg was a “liberal” in the new headline. Orden got heavily ratioed on Twitter for her faux pas.

George Soros donated $1,000,000 to the racially-charged, defund-the-police group Color of Change PAC on May 14, 2021. Just a few days prior to Soros’ donation, Color of Change PAC announced it would spend $1 million to help elect radical leftist Alvin Bragg, who would later win his race for Manhattan, New York District Attorney in November 2021.Color of Change PAC would later rescind half of that amount after “disturbing” allegations were made against Bragg by an unnamed woman, according to Daily Mail. But for Orden, bringing the Soros connection up was just a Trump talking point to claim “bias.” 

Aside from the glaring Soros tie, political donations also suggest a money trail proving that Bragg’s acumen is in fact replete with left-wing “bias.” Federal Election Commission Records suggest that Bragg donated $500 to leftist Sen. Raphael Warnock’s (D-GA) senate campaign in September 2021 and $250 to anti-gun activist Rep. Lucy McBath’s campaign in September 2019. 

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board tore into Bragg for conducting a political stunt based on “the weakest of charges” and potentially subjecting the country to a “media circus.” In The Journal’s view, “The prosecution of a former President who is again a candidate for the White House is inherently fraught with political ramifications.”

It’s also worth noting that calling Bragg a so-called “by-the-book” litigator is contradicted by the fact that he literally attempted to unilaterally overhaul the “book” in his first day in office. As Orden summarized, Bragg told assistant DAs in his “Day One” memo to stop prosecuting minor offenses and “to avoid seeking jail time for many robbery, assault and gun possession cases in which no other crimes were committed.” Orden’s own writing, in effect, undercut the ridiculous point she was trying to make. 

MRC Business reached out to the Manhattan District Attorney’s offices six times for comment, but has received no response as of the publication of this article. 

Conservatives are under attack. Contact Politico at 703-647-7999 and demand it stop shilling for the radical Soros-tied Alvin Bragg.