Tipped Off? Clinton Team Knew In Advance Stories Would Be ‘Positive'
November 4th, 2016 9:51 AM
Editor’s Note: Some readers may be offended by language in this story. The game of politics is a lot easier when you know the results ahead of time. The Clinton campaign has experience at that — predicting in advance whether at least eight separate stories from top news organizations were “positive.” Clinton staff were correct each time.
MRC's Gainor Rebukes Politico Reporter's Contact with Clinton Campaign
October 18th, 2016 4:27 PM
The recently leaked trove of emails from Hillary Clinton and her staff, revealed many items of concern including cozy and unethical interactions with the press. MRC Vice President for Business and Culture Dan Gainor chastised the media saying, “This is the worst bias election probably anybody has ever seen anywhere.
Politico Reporter Admits He's a 'Hack' for Clinton In Leaked E-mails
October 18th, 2016 4:25 PM
In a leaked e-mail from Wikileaks late last week, Politico’s chief political correspondent Glenn Thrush was caught groveling before Hillary Clinton chairman John Podesta, trying to gain his “approval” before publishing a story on the Clinton campaign. In the e-mail, Thrush admits he’s a “hack” that needs Podesta’s approval on the part of the story that…
MRC’s Notable Quotables: Don’t Bother Asking About Benghazi Anymore
September 12th, 2016 9:33 AM
In the September 12 edition of Notable Quotables: NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell declared questions about Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy judgement are no longer “on the table," while CNN’s Van Jones concluded “when you look at the fact checkers” Clinton is "one of the most honest politicians in America.” At the same time, Donald Trump’s slogan…
Malevolent Left Rushes to Gleefully Mark Passing of Phyllis Schlafly
September 6th, 2016 12:06 AM
Late Monday night, the group Eagle Forum released a statement that its founder, the Christian and conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, had passed away at the age 92 and immediately, The New York Times published a story to serve as cue cards for the major broadcast networks to blast Schlafly for stymying the Equal Rights Amendment and advocating for traditional family values for decades.…
Politico's Thrush: Trump Lies So Bad He Needs Real-Time Fact-Checking
June 4th, 2016 5:04 PM
Coming out of Donald Trump’s contentious press conference on Tuesday, Politico chief political correspondent Glenn Thrush went on MSNBC and suggested Trump was such a unique liar – a liar for the ages, the biggest political liar “of our lifetimes” – that he needs a live fact-check on the TV screen. Like many reporters, Thrush is utterly blind to Bill and Hillary…
Former Top NY Times Editor: Why's Hillary E-Mail Scandal 'A Big Deal'?
March 21st, 2016 10:58 AM
Politico’s Glenn Thrush – the liberal reporter who confessed to President Obama that he had “candidate envy” in 2008, since he was stuck on the Hillary Clinton bus – carried Hillary’s water in a new interview with Jill Abramson, the recently deposed Executive Editor of the New York Times. Abramson agreed Clinton suffers from media bias and “does get more…
Tampering? Mid-Evening, Politico's Thrush Declared Hillary the Victor
February 2nd, 2016 10:31 AM
In the November 2000 presidential election, the Big 3 TV networks prematurely declared Democrat Al Gore the winner before the polls in those portions of the Sunshine State in the Central Time Zone had even closed. According to one post-election study, the networks' arguably politically motivated calls cost Republican George W. Bush 10,000 votes, led to the most bitter post-election…
Politico's Thrush to Obama: I Had 'Candidate Envy,' Wanted On Your Bus
January 25th, 2016 11:50 AM
Politico’s Glenn Thrush was granted a 30-minute interview with President Obama, perhaps because the dominant issue was gauzy nostalgia over how awesome Obama was on the trail in 2008. It carried the flavor of the “Chris Farley Show” skit on Saturday Night Live. “Remember when you said you were Hope and Change. That was awesome.”
Thrush told the president that…
Matthews Whines of Boehner/Netanyahu 'Sabotage' of Obama Iran Policy
January 22nd, 2015 9:31 PM
In a segment on his January 22 Hardball program, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews made perfectly clear his disdain for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and for House Speaker John Boehner for inviting him to address a joint session of Congress on March 3.
Politico Reports MSNBC Host Al Sharpton Was Obama’s Eyes and Ears In
August 22nd, 2014 9:53 AM
In yet more proof that MSNBC has absolutely no sense of journalistic detachment from the Obama White House or political activism in the streets, Politico’s Glenn Thrush is reporting that Team Obama was plumbing Sharpton for information he gleaned on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.
"Sharpton—so often criticized for being a self-promoter—finds himself in the unusual…
Aww: Politico’s Glenn Thrush Doesn’t Like ‘Abortion Barbie’ Ni
July 22nd, 2014 10:30 PM
Politico reporters are badly burning themselves on Twitter these days.
Last night (as yours truly noted this afternoon), the web site's Roger Simon, apparently upset that Rick Perry is doing his job, tweeted that the Texas governor is "sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border to shoot small children." Yet 12 hours later, Glenn Thrush, another longtime Politico veteran,…
Joke of the Day: Hillary's Largest 2016 Obstacle Is... The Media
May 1st, 2014 7:55 AM
In their magazine, Politico’s Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman offered this latte-spit-take Joke of the Day headline: “What Is Hillary Clinton afraid of? If she doesn’t run, the single biggest factor holding her back will be the media.”
The story’s final quote is from a royal insider to Queen Hillary: “She wants to be president; she doesn’t want to…
Awww: Politico's Thrush Is Bored by 'ACA Debacle
November 17th, 2013 10:27 PM
It's hard to tell whether a Sunday morning tweet (HT Twitchy) by the Politico's Glenn Thrush is an attempt to deflect attention from the historic Obamacare trainwreck or a sign of a serious midlife crisis.
Poor Glenn is bored. He "can't watch/listen to another word" about the Affordable Care Act. Apparently, writing a roughly 7000-word Politico Magazzzz ... zzz ... zzz…