Politico: 'Republicans Gleefully Pounced' on Mueller's Statement

March 24th, 2019 8:16 PM
Perhaps the revelation of the long-awaited Robert Mueller report is a good time for the mainstream media in general, and Politico in particular, to finally retire that hackneyed meme, "Republicans pounced." For at least a year that worn out term has been used whenever Republicans have responded to erroneous Democrat or liberal positions. It didn't matter how much in the wrong…

Politico Ignores Facts in Steve Scalise 'Scandal'

January 6th, 2015 2:04 PM
Politico published a story stating as a "fact" that Steve Scalise spoke at a white supremacist event in 2002. However, this "fact" only stands up if the real facts are ignored which is what Politico shamefully did.

Politico: Jesse Jackson Jr. and His Wife 'Lost Track of the Line Betwe

February 17th, 2013 5:48 PM
In anticipation of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s indictment on Friday afternoon, Jonathan Allen and John Bresnahan at the Politico seemed all too willing to hand out sympathy cards to Jackson and his wife, both of whom stand to do time in prison for offenses relating to their raid of the congressman's campaign funds. Specifically, the Politico pair wrote: "It’s a story of a Chicago…

Politico: Boehner's Reelection As Speaker 'Wasn't Easy,' Even Though H

January 3rd, 2013 5:50 PM
Two years ago when 10 percent of congressional Democrats cast protest votes rather than vote for Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker, Politico's Jonathan Allen -- who, you may recall had rejoined the paper after a brief stint working for Debbie Wasserman Schultz -- and John Bresnahan dutifully gave readers a story chock full of pro-Pelosi spin, seeking to communicate that Pelosi had little to…

Politico Pair: 'If (Cooked) Polls (With 91% Non-completion Rates) Hold

October 3rd, 2012 9:48 AM
In an item which talks about a "secret retreat" planned by eight senators which is so "secret" that it's getting a two-page story, the Politico's John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman write that "If polls stay steady, (House Speaker John) Boehner will be at the helm of a House filled with Republicans disappointed that Obama will have another four years in the White…

Question No One (Except Politico) Is Asking: 'Who Paid the

August 25th, 2012 8:41 AM
In an apparent attempt to set the record for the most words expended on a multi-part non-story, Politico's Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan have supplemented their useless, 1,400-word August 19 item (noted at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog) about how a one Republican congressman swam naked in Israel's Sea of Galilee with a 1,000-worder which asks a question no one cares about, and…

Politico's Priorities: Story About Event With 'No Formal Allegations o

August 19th, 2012 10:53 PM
To get an idea of the Politico's priorities, first do a search on "Corzine." You'll find nothing from last week other than a reference to him as the defeated former Governor of New Jersey in an item about current Governor Chris Christie speaking at the upcoming Republican National Convention. So apparently no one cared to take notice of a New York Times story about how Corzine…

Politico Hit Piece on Sen. Sessions Uses Left-Wing Racial Talking Poin

May 6th, 2009 1:07 PM
Now that Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. has been named the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, some on the far-left are gunning for Alabama's junior senator. The battle is happening as President Barack Obama is on the verge of naming an appointee to the Supreme Court to fill void of Justice David Souter.Some of the left-wing points that suggest Sessions has racist tendencies were…

Politico: Ohio? Isn't That Flyover Country

October 15th, 2007 11:57 PM