Salon Bashes Fox's Kurtz for Dissing Female Reporters' Obama Questions

December 26th, 2014 2:42 PM
Liberals were overjoyed that President Obama only called on females in his year-ending news conference on December 19. Vanity Fair headlined its story “Obama’s All-Women Press Conference Deals Glancing Blow to Patriarchy.” Simon Maloy at Salon turned into another opportunity for Fox-bashing and male-loathing:

Politico: Obama to Limit Campaigning to 'States Where He's Still Popul

August 30th, 2014 9:43 AM
A Friday afternoon dispatch at the Politico from Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein tells us that "The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular." The list of states where the Politico pair alleges that's the case is quite short: "Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania,…

Politico Pity Party: Obama Is on a 'Vacation From Hell

August 15th, 2014 12:01 AM
Does anyone remember a media report expressing sympathy for former President George W. Bush when adverse events happened during his Crawford, Texas "vacations"? (Given that he and Laura lived there, calling a visit to your place back home hardly seems to qualify as some kind of "vacation") Well, Thursday evening, Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown took pity on President…

Politico Produces 5,900 Words on 'Less in Control' Obama; All Scandals

June 3rd, 2014 11:46 PM
For evidence that no one looking for objective reporting should seriously consider reading output from the Politico, look no further than the 5,900-word puff piece propagated by Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein on Sunday. Their "Special Report: The Obama Paradox" told readers what that President Obama supposedly "recognizes that he is less in control of the Washington…

Politico: Obama Wants 'Halo Effect' From Pope Francis, 'Whose Cool Fac

March 26th, 2014 10:54 PM
Someone needs to tell the Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown that it isn't 2008 any more. While they're at it, that person also needs to inform her that the Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, could give a rip about whether or not he is perceived as "cool," and certainly isn't Obama's "replacement." Budoff Brown wrote tonight that President…

Politico Lets Admin Turn Obamacare's 7 Million Enrollment Target Into

January 5th, 2014 8:58 PM
In June, the Politico's Jennifer Haberkorn filed a report with the following headline: "Kathleen Sebelius: Exchange enrollment goal is 7 million by end of March." She reported in her first two paragraphs that "7 million" is "how many people the Obama administration hopes to enroll in its new health insurance marketplaces by the end of March." Apparently that…

Mich. Car Dealer Is a Microcosm of What to Really Expect as Admin Ramp

December 31st, 2013 3:55 PM
Drudge's headline linking to a Politico item by Carrie Budoff Brown and John Allen about the Obama administration's plans to aggressively identify and promote Obamacare successes in 2014 ("White House Plans to Step up Obamacare Propaganda in 2014") is far better than the tired one Politico itself used ("White House looks to spread good Obamacare news"). What Team…

Politico’s Budoff Brown: It’s OK House Bill Failed Because That

October 16th, 2013 4:50 PM
It’s no secret that the liberal media sympathize with the Democrats’ position on the current government shutdown (and on most policy matters, really). Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown underscored that point on Tuesday’s PBS NewsHour when she spun the failure of a House bill as a net positive because it was what Democrats were hoping for. Brown was making a guest…

Politico's Budoff Brown Dutifully Translates Obama's Head-scratching S

September 11th, 2013 2:01 PM
Apparently we can't grasp the full brilliance and nuance of Barack Obama's speeches without having someone from the establishment press telling us what he really meant to say when he said what he really said. That's the impression one gets from reading "What President Obama said, what he meant" early Wedesday at the Politico. In it, along with an accompanying…

Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown: Obama Has 'Conflicted Relationship Wit

January 22nd, 2013 1:16 PM
For four years (and really going back further when you consider former President George W. Bush's halting attempt to reform Social Security in the middle of last decade), Barack Obama and his party have paid lip service at best to the idea of entitlement reform while refusing to provide any specifics about what they would do to fix Social Security and Medicare, both of which are…

Politico Predicted Obama Would Face 'Hard Questions' On Sequestration

November 14th, 2012 3:45 PM
Apparently the folks at Politico think the White House press corps is set to be tougher on the president at press conferences in his second term than they're actually proving to be. As my colleague Tom Blumer noted, early this morning, Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown and Josh Gerstein posited seven "hard questions" they anticipated being raised at today's presidential…

Politico Pair Goes to Pot in Listing Seven Questions It Believes the P

November 14th, 2012 9:55 AM
Unless today is a total surprise and runs contrary to most of what we've seen during the past four years, President Obama will go through another "news conference" without a great deal of difficult or aggressive questioning from the assembled press corps. Carrie Budoff Brown and Josh Gerstein at the Politico seem to think otherwise, and have produced a lame list of seven…

Politico Trumpets: Obama Returns to the 'Adoring Island' of Puerto Ric

June 15th, 2011 11:43 AM
Politico's write-up of Barack Obama's Puerto Rican trip depicted the President as a conquering hero making his long-awaited return to the "adoring island." Carrie Budoff Brown, in her June 14 article headlined: "An Adoring Island Welcomes Obama" painted scenes of jubilation as she wrote Obama was "greeted by thousands of cheering Puerto Ricans,"…

Obama Florida Fundraiser Over Half-Empty; Only Politico, ABC Blogs Not

June 14th, 2011 10:58 AM
Many people, including yours truly, believe that one of the primary reasons for the Politico's existence is to carry negative stories about Democrats and leftists which the rest of the establishment press then mostly chooses to ignore ("Why should we cover that? It's at the Politico already"). President Obama's more than half-empty campaign fundraising stop in Miami…