FANTASY ISLAND: Politico Thinks Trump Might Drop Out

July 8th, 2020 2:25 PM

The latest example of Trump dropping out wishful thinking comes to us in Wednesday's Politico in which John F. Harris and Daniel Lippman envision Trump conveniently doing the Democrats a big favor by sparing them the angst of going through a tough election process. This fantasy comes as a part but really the essential part of seven things they think could happen because 2020 is such an…

Politico COVID 'Time Bomb' Warning for Trump Skips Falling Death Rate

June 30th, 2020 10:46 PM

Politico has a warning for President Donald Trump. The rising number of COVID-19 cases in the states of Texas, Florida, and Arizona could spell political trouble for him in the Sun Belt during the general election. Of course, what Politico failed to mention, as do almost all stories about the recent rise in coronavirus cases, is that the actual death rate is decreasing. 

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Extreme Politico: Why Is Biden Rejecting ‘Bold’ BLM Proposals?

June 29th, 2020 10:02 AM

According to Politico, the problem with Joe Biden is that he’s not adopting the “boldest” proposals of Black Lives Matter. Chiding the Democrat as too tame, writers Ryan Lizza, Laura Barron-Lopez and Holly Otterbein on Friday complained that the presumptive nominee hasn’t embraced BLM enough. The article didn’t mention, however what some of those official positions are, including the…

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June 3 Politico: May Unemployment Probably Will Reach 20 Percent

June 6th, 2020 5:27 PM

Maybe it is better not to make a prediction just a couple of days before you could be proved horribly wrong. Such was the case with Politico reporters Victoria Guida and Renuka Rayasam when on June 3 they made their twenty percent unemployment prediction which, of course, was contradicted on June 5 by the May jobs report showing that unemployment, contrary to what most economists expected…

Politico: 'Cuomo’s Coronavirus Halo Begins to Fade'

May 30th, 2020 8:58 AM

Could the love affair that the mainstream media has been having for New York governor Andrew Cuomo finally be diminishing? One sign of that could be a new skepticism creeping into the stories about how Cuomo has handled the coronavirus crises with his disastrous decision to send COVID-19 patients into nursing homes. An example of how the bloom might be off the rose for Cuomo could be seen…

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CNN Analyst to McEnany: How Many Deaths Are Okay for WH by November?

May 26th, 2020 6:57 PM
CNN political analyst and Politico writer Ryan Lizza decided during Monday’s briefing to follow girlfriend Olivia Nuzzi from April 27 and ask a snarky question about how many deaths would be acceptable to the White House in terms of President Trump’s reelection prospects. The only difference here was Nuzzi tried to trap Trump whereas Lizza’s verbal grenade was lobbed at…

MSM Crows that WHO Is Suspending (Zinc-Free) Hydroxychloroqune Trials

May 26th, 2020 3:18 PM
Much of the mainstream media is now performing an end zone victory dance over the news that the World Health Organization has suspended clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine due to safety concerns. Typical of the coverage is this Politico story on Monday, "World Health Organization pauses study of hydroxychloroquine in global trial."

Politico Compares Trump Memorial Day Tweets to Patriotic Newspapers

May 25th, 2020 9:34 PM
One favorite pastime of the national media is mocking President Trump's tweets as gauche and inappropriate. The people who make the Politico Playbook newsletter played this game on Memorial Day with the president, suggesting all of his tweets should have been respectful tributes to our war dead. Politico contrasted Trump tweeting about Obamagate and "Make America Great Again" with…

Politico: Gov. DeSantis Looks More Right Than the Cuomo-Adoring Media

May 16th, 2020 8:49 PM
Florida-based Politico reporter Marc Caputo was attacked for writing "snarky nonsense" when he suggested the national media have been much rougher on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis than New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo -- you know, the media darling whose press conferences are broadcast nationwide and who gets puffball interviews from his brother on CNN. 
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Nets Tout Whistleblower Testifying Today, Ignore Dem Ally Ties

May 14th, 2020 10:03 AM
ABC, NBC and CBS spent Thursday morning eagerly touting anti-Trump “whistleblower” Dr. Rick Bright testifying against the Trump administration on Capitol Hill today for their response to the coronavirus, but left out a crucial detail surrounding his testimony. Namely, that he was going to be questioned by a friendly Democrat ally, who’s district benefited financially from…

Propaganda Politico? America ‘Not Number One,' Touts China 'Piling on'

May 7th, 2020 9:00 AM
It doesn’t take much effort for liberal journalists to sing the praises of China “outperforming” expectations while hammering America as “disastrously” faltering, especially in response to the coronavirus pandemic. A recent example of this came when David Wertime, the “Editorial Director for China” at Politico, posted an article entitled: “Not…

Ex-NYT Writer, Politico Co-Founder Offers INSANE Biden Defense

May 5th, 2020 8:32 PM
In Tuesday’s print edition of The New York Times, admitted Marxist, former Times editor, Politico co-founder, and The Hill co-founder Martin Tolchin penned a letter to the editor demanding that not only should journalists cease all attempts to report on Tara Reade’s allegations against Joe Biden, but all investigations should end so as to ensure Biden defeats President Trump in…
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Stelter Throws Hardballs at McEnany, Softballs at Harsh Olivia Nuzzi

May 3rd, 2020 4:46 PM
On Sunday's Reliable Sources, CNN host Brian Stelter cued up New York magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi to defend herself for asking Trump if he deserves re-election after he "lost" more Americans than died in the Vietnam War. Nuzzi's boyfriend Ryan Lizza of Politico claimed it's "never been the case" that reporters showboated in the briefing room. Has he never…

Politico Now Calls Economy ‘Trump’s Coronavirus Economy’

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May 1st, 2020 10:58 AM
It finally happened. A liberal outlet got around to saying this was President Donald Trump’s economy, but only because it’s being wrecked by the Wuhan coronavirus. In an April 29, Politico Playbook PM newsletter, which aggregates top headlines, Politico had this disgusting headline take the #2 spot in its list written in all caps: “PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS…