On Hunter's Trial, POLITICO Tiptoes Around Its 2020 Laptop-aganda

June 6th, 2024 5:12 PM

This blog post criticizes Politico for denying its role in promoting the discredited theory that the Hunter Biden laptop scandal was Russian misinformation during the 2020 election. The post suggests that in recent coverage of the Hunter Biden trial, Politico attempted to distance itself from its previous stance, which it claims contributed to social media suppression of the scandal. The blog…

PBS Mounts 'Gratuitous' Defense of Biden From Hur's Hurtful Report

February 12th, 2024 9:26 PM

The latest edition of Washington Week with The Atlantic waited until the 20th minute of the 26-minute episode (after an admittedly busy news week) to address concerns about President Joe Biden’s age and memory, after the release of Robert Hur’s alarming special report on Biden’s handling of classified documents. Moderator Jeffrey Goldberg said "obviously it's a legitimate…

Politico Suffers Frustration Over Immunity Appeal Delay of J6 Trial

February 1st, 2024 9:35 PM

Jordan Rubin, MSNBC legal blogger, Politico reporters Kyle Cheney and Josh Gerstein have expressed frustration over the delay in an immunity appeal that threatens to push the start of the trial against Donald Trump past election day. The trial relates to charges against Trump for allegedly trying to subvert the 2020 election. While most legal experts expect the courts to ultimately reject…

Politico Nudges Chief Justice Roberts to Anti-Trump 'Middle Ground'

December 23rd, 2023 3:02 PM

Politico disingenuously suggest that Chief Justice Roberts steer the Supreme Court towards a split decision on two cases it will decide upon concerning Donald Trump.


Classless MSNBC: Dole Was 'A Big Insult Politician,' Like Trump

December 9th, 2021 2:14 PM

During its coverage following the Capitol Hill ceremony honoring the late Bob Dole, MSNBC painted the former war hero, senator, and presidential candidate as "a complicated figure" because he was a Republican who voted for Donald Trump. At one point, a guest even slammed Dole as "a big insult politician."

Report: AP Functioned As Unpaid Manafort Informants Assisting FBI, DOJ

July 9th, 2018 11:57 AM
In late June, Politico's Josh Gerstein reported that the Associated Press, in a 2017 meeting with FBI and Justice Department officials a month before the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, had voluntarily "disclosed the existence of a storage locker used by Paul Manafort." A Sunday report by Gerstein further revealed that AP gave FBI-DOJ "a bevy of facts" about Manafort's business…

Politico Previews SCOTUS Cases with Decidedly Left-Wing Slant

October 5th, 2015 4:02 PM
Today is the first Monday in October and with it the beginning of the Supreme Court's new term. For the occasion, Politico's Josh Gerstein gave readers "5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins," using rather loaded language in the story to give a heavy liberal spin to the docket preview.

Politico Lets Hillary Cite Doc Security Problems in 40 Year-Old Item

August 19th, 2015 11:18 PM
You rubes. Don't you understand that the entire problem Hillary Clinton is facing over her use of a private server to process government communications is the fault of thousands upon thousands of people who don't know how to classify documents? That's essentially the argument Hillary Clinton's spinmeisters are now employing. This evening, Josh Gerstein at the Politico was all too ready to relay…

Politico's Gerstein: Both Obama, Bush Had 'Zig-Zag' Foreign Policies

September 24th, 2014 9:43 PM
The Politico's Josh Gerstein wants readers not to have a problem with President Barack Obama singing the praises of American exceptionalism when in front of U.S. audiences but deep-sixing it when speaking at the United Nations. Though Obama has almost always avoided actually using the E-word, he has recenlly taken to speaking of this nation's "unique" abilities and capabilities, and for some time…

Politico's Gerstein: Obama's 'No Strategy' Statement Just a 'Misfire

August 29th, 2014 1:06 PM
Politico's Josh Gerstein was in top keister-covering mode last night in dealing with President Barack Obama's latest stated indication that U.S. foreign policy is adrift. To him, the President's admission that “We don’t have a strategy yet” was just an "awkward choice of words" and an "inartful phrase." (By the way, over six years after after one of Obama's flaks first used it to defend the…

Most Americans Don't Know How Little Impact Obama's Minimum Wage EO Wi

January 29th, 2014 9:45 PM
In his Tuesday night State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama made the following pledge: "In the coming weeks, I will issue an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to pay their federally-funded employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour – because if you cook our troops’ meals or wash their dishes, you shouldn’t have to live in poverty." One would have every reason to…

Politico's Josh Gerstein Thinks Bill Clinton Is the One Who Has 'Expla

November 12th, 2013 6:18 PM
Apparently appalled that President Obama clearly needs outside help to come to the realization that something must be done to fix the mess resulting from his "keep your plan" guarantee, Josh Gerstein at the Politico opened a Monday afternoon report by claiming that "President Bill Clinton — the man President Barack Obama once dubbed his 'Secretary of Explaining Stuff' — once again has some…

ACLU Reverses Stand on Zimmerman Civil Rights Inquiry; Change of Heart

July 21st, 2013 6:22 PM
The TalkLeft blog noted last night that the American Civil Liberties Union, after encouraging U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to pursue civil rights charges against George Zimmerman the day after he was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin, reversed course just four days later. Though it's no longer available at its national web site, the Associated Press ran the organization's press…

More Pablum From Politico's Gerstein: 'Obama Strikes Cautious Balance

July 3rd, 2013 11:03 PM
Josh Gerstein at the Politico is on the opposite of a roll today. This afternoon (noted at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), Gerstein was barely done covering how "U.S. eases away from Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi" when the military announced that Morsi had been deposed by the military, ultimately in favor of, according to the Associated Press, a temporary "government of civilian technocrats."…