Politico Publishes More Stories About Cain 'Scandal' in Six Days Than it Did Obama's Ties to Ayers or Rezko

Since publishing its unsourced hit piece on Herman Cain last Sunday evening, Politico has now run more stories about this so-called scandal than it did throughout the entire 2008 presidential campaign about Barack Obama's connections to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers or convicted real estate developer Tony Rezko.

The Washington Examiner reported Friday:

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.

Charlie Spiering's updated list now includes headlines and links to 93 through late Friday afternoon.

Since his last update, there has now been at least one more with "Under Cain, NRA launched sex harassment fight" currently Politico's featured story on its front page followed by links to some of the older ones.

For those that are better at math than MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, that's almost sixteen articles a day.

For some additional data, according to LexisNexis, through Election Day 2008, Politico had done 158 stories involving Sen. Obama and his controversial reverend Jeremiah Wright.

78 articles were done including the name Obama and the domestic terrorist he was associated with Bill Ayers.

51 pieces included the name Obama and the convicted real estate developer he was tied to Tony Rezko.

That means Politico has in less than six days published more stories about Cain's alleged sexual harassment than it did from February 2007 to November 2008 about presidential candidate Obama's connections to a man that bombed the Pentagon or his ties to a convicted real estate developer.


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