Politico's Calderone Has a Woefully Bad Memory When It Comes to TEA Pa

February 8th, 2010 8:51 AM
UPDATE II: Politico Executive Editor and Co-Founder Jim VandeHei on Monday appeared on Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor to defend the indefensible (video at right; audio here). UPDATE (below the fold): Calderone responds to us in electronic print. ----------------------------- The Politico's Michael Calderone on Sunday wrote the following headline and first paragraph. With what would appear…

Politico's Calderone Compiles a Quality 2009 Media Blunder List -- And

December 31st, 2009 11:04 AM
Michael Calderone,Doing it Right UPDATE #2 - ALSO BELOW THE FOLD. UPDATE BELOW THE FOLD - THE ESTEEMED MR. CALDERONE RESPONDS. ------------- CORRECTION: I said the Washington Post was on the hook twice on Calderone's list.  H/t to NBer Dean who pointed out it's three - #s 2, 7 & 10.  A thousand apologies, and thanks to The Man from the People's Republic of…

White House Reporters Worried About Biased Web Sites in Pool

December 3rd, 2009 6:06 PM
The White House's decision to include prominent left-wing blogs in its reporting pool has some journalists worried. Since members of the rotating pool often base their reports off of reports from outlets that attend, they worry that the presence of openly partisan news outlets could skew coverage of the White House.“This is really troubling,” New York Times reporter Peter Baker told Politico's…

Palin Calls Newsweek's Cover Of Her 'Out-of-Context' and 'Sexist

November 17th, 2009 4:41 PM
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has responded to Newsweek's cover of her, and needless to say she was none too pleased.As NewsBusters reported Saturday, Newsweek ran a cover story on Palin in its most recent issue, and the picture they decided to use was of her in jogging shorts and sneakers."The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now," wrote Palin in a posting at…

Politico’s Calderone is Alone in Mentioning Levin’s Success

September 16th, 2009 2:48 PM
What a novelty: a political reporter who reports on the remarkable success of a political book.Michael Calderone of Politico has been just about alone in reporting on the popularity of conservative radio host and author Mark Levin’s book, “Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto.”In his blog on September 15, Calderone wrote that “Levin has now sold a million copies of his latest book,…

Politico: 'How the Press Sucks up to White House

March 4th, 2009 3:46 AM
Want to know the sordid details of how the press sucks up to staffers at the White House? According to Politico's Michael Calderone it is via a "beat sweetener" article, a concept well known in Old Media circles. A "beat sweetener" is an article meant to flatter a White House staffer so that said reporter might find easier access to the inside stuff later on. Calderone's piece is an interesting…

Possible Senate Candidate Chris Matthews Pressured To Quit MSNBC

December 5th, 2008 10:42 AM
If "Hardball" host Chris Matthews is indeed going to challenge Arlen Specter for his senate seat in 2010, he must resign his position with MSNBC.So say a growing chorus of observers from both sides of the aisle.As reported by Politico's Michael Calderone Thursday:

Did MSNBC Leak Noonan/Murphy ‘Political BS’ Exchange on Palin

September 3rd, 2008 7:24 PM
Less than two hours after Peggy Noonan and former McCain advisor Mike Murphy appeared on MSNBC Wednesday afternoon, a YouTube video appeared of their candid exchange in which they dismissed Sarah Palin’s viability as a VP pick. The speed at which the video appeared indicated that it almost certainly originated from someone inside MSNBC, another favor for the Democrats this election year. Joshua…