Politico Downplays Ohio Dem's Illegal Driving As 'Small Scoop'

September 22nd, 2014 7:08 PM
Politico's Kenneth Vogel and Byron Tau filed a long Friday article moaning about how influential opposition research has become in the conduct of this year's political campaigns. My takeaway is that they really don't like it this time around — not because the money involved has increased, and not because supposedly lax campaign-finance laws have accommodated this increase. No,…

Dylan Byers Defends Politico For 'Diversity' That Barely Exists, and I

August 20th, 2014 11:08 AM
Just to be clear, the racial makeup of a news organization should be irrelevant to its ability to cover current events. The answers to who, what, where, when, why, and how are colorblind. The practice of assigning reporters to stories based on the ethnicities or races of stories' subjects is offensive, and should be seen as insulting. But the fact is that news organizations and so-called…

Not News: Obama Authors Emails Sent by (Formerly?) 'Non-Partisan' Orga

May 31st, 2013 4:00 PM
Add this to the seemingly endless list of things which would be considered news and denounced far and wide if a Republican or conservative were involved. In early February, the Politico's Tarini Parti and Kenneth P. Vogel noted the insistence on its "About" page by Organizing For Action, the non-profit 501(c)(4) successor to Organizing for America, President Barack Obama's…

Press Virtually Ignores DC Meeting of Dem Super-Donors; Obsessed Over

November 30th, 2012 10:36 AM
The annual winter conference of the Democracy Alliance is getting almost no press attention. The alliance "was created to build progressive infrastructure," and promotes a "collaborative giving strategy." Membership is invitation-only. Its board includes Mary Kay Henry, who "serves as International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)." The…

Politico: 'Restaurant Group Nixed Backing Cain,' But Decision Made Wee

November 1st, 2011 1:23 PM
"Restaurant group nixed backing Cain," reads a teaser headline on Politico's website today, hinting to casual readers that a National Restaurant Association (NRA) endorsement of their former chief Herman Cain was a done deal until Politico dug up an old out-of-court sexual harassment settlement.  The story was also plastered on the front page of the November 1 print edition…

CNN Defends Debate, Says Vetting Was 'Focused on the Questions

November 29th, 2007 6:14 PM
CNN is defending its job in vetting questions for last night's debate, reports Politico's Kenneth Vogel:The retired general who quizzed Republican presidential candidates about gays and lesbians in the military was not the only person linked to a Democratic presidential candidate who got to ask a question at Wednesday’s CNN/YouTube debate. CNN also aired questions from supporters of Democratic…