CNN's New Day panel twice refers to the Trump White House as a "banana republic." And former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart claims that a Washington Post article quoted a "White House official saying on background that 'this is like the Maury show. The only thing we're missing is a paternity test.'" Alisyn Camerota responds: "oh my God." Problems: the article was in Politico, not the Washington Post. And the source wasn't a "White House official on background." It was a former WH official, and thus someone with no current first-hand knowledge.



Earth to Oliver Darcy, Don Lemon, Jim Rutenberg, Steve Schmidt, and Brian Stelter: Call your offices! Despite attempts by Morning Consult and Politico Thursday morning to put a spin on the findings of their latest poll, their poll found that more Americans blame the news media (by an eight-point margin) for dividing the American people than President Trump.



One of the big liberal memes in this election season is about the many women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 but have now seen the error of their ways and have decided to go Blue this year. And since there are supposed to be so many women in that category, they should be easy to find, right? Well, Politico writer Michael Kruse attempted to hunt them down but came up woefully short.



In an otherwise critical piece about Hillary Clinton’s continued high public profile being a problem for Democrats ahead of the midterms and 2020, Politico’s Annie Karni touted the former Democratic nominee having learned at least one lesson from 2016: she should have been nicer to reporters. Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports Friday afternoon, Karni emphasized how Clinton “understands that now she screwed up her relationship with the press.”



If you think Napoleon Bonaparte was a military genius because he defeated both the Austrian and Russian armies at Austerlitz in 1805 then that must make you a French imperialist. Ridiculous, right? But no more ridiculous than Politico and the Washington Post slamming President Donald Trump for mentioning that Robert E. Lee was a great general. Of course, the whole point of the story that Trump told at his rally in Lebanon, Ohio on Friday night was to illustrate the greatness their native son, General Ulysses S. Grant was in finally defeating Lee. After all it wouldn't have been a great accomplishment if Lee were only a mediocre general. 



In case you haven't figured it out yet, it's now official: President Donald Trump is driving liberals crazy. The October 12 edition of Politico Magazine told us what we pretty much already knew. And if you were somehow unaware of this, liberal antics in the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation should have enlightened you.

 



Politico magazine media writer Jack Shafer is not your typical lefty media type, as demonstrated by his latest piece "Stop the Press Before It Profiles Beto O’Rourke Again." Shafer calls out his colleagues for overdoing the Beto "buzz," and then  underlines his agreement with the conventional wisdom that O'Rourke's opponent Ted Cruz is a terrible human being. 



It is no surprise that unhinge liberals who have formed screaming mobs targeting Trump administration officials or tackling Republican senators peacefully mowing their own lawns would also give the "finger" directed at the same people or President Donald Trump himself. However what is unusual is that a supposely professional reporter for Politico would be equally as unhinged and full of TDS hatred as to not only glorify such activity but to even angrily justify it. 

Such a reporter would be Ben Schreckinger who invokes the "finger" over and over so many times that a reader could be excused for misreading his name as "Schreck-finger."  Picture after picture, including a multi-finger Politico illustration at the top, of the "one finger salute" accompany Schreckinger's glorification of vulgarity directed at anyone associated with Trump in an October 10 article titled, "Saluting the Trump administration, not so nicely."



This is a tale of two Politicos...

In the October 1 USA edition of Politico, the new NAFTA agreement was viewed through the lens of President Donald Trump's supposed braggadocio starting with the very title, "Trump hails 'historic' trade deal with Canada, Mexico" while being rather light on the details. In contrast the Politico Pro Canada edition of the same day went much heavier into the details which revealed just how successful Trump was in getting a better deal for the United States.



Tuesday afternoon, Politico ran the headline “Pompeo raises eyebrows with appearance at politically charged event.” Yes, you guessed it — that event is this weekend's Values Voter Summit, which Politico reports is sponsored by the “deeply conservative Family Research Council.” The 1,257 word article goes on to cite various past State Department officials who express concern about Secretary Mike Pompeo addressing a “partisan affair.”



Reporting on poll results might seem like an easy task, especially during a midterm election. However, Politico's chief polling analyst Steven Shepard would benefit from revisiting the old adage that “there are lies, damn lies and statistics.” While reporting on the latest Politico/Morning Consult survey, Shepard stated that “one key demographic group -- Democratic women -- are turbocharged to vote in the midterms,” but there is no statistical difference between the percentage of Republican women (69%) and the percentage of Democratic women (71%) who say they are very motivated to vote.



Journalist Jeff Greenfield, writing in the September 17 Politico magazine, somehow can't figure out the real reason "Why Woodward's 'Fear' Flopped in Washington." Greenfield makes a light attempt to find out the reason for the flop but seems to be unable to see the all too obvious.