In what is not really a surprise, Politico is looking at the trade deal with China through the lens of impeachment. According to Anita Kumar on Wednesday, the trade deal, which she labeled as "modest," is merely a distraction from impeachment. In fact, that is exactly what the title of her article says, "Trump hypes modest China deal, distracting from impeachment."
Ah a Democratic Presidential debate. The only contest in which the usage of the phrase “pillow fight” generates excitement. No, really. GLAAD, the speech Stasi for all things LGBT, blasted Politico for using the phrase in reference to a less-than-brutal debate exchange between South Bend, Indiana Mayor Buttigieg (who is gay) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (who isn’t an Indian), claiming it “offended people.”
Thursday’s Democratic debate hosted by PBS and Politico was a rather dull affair, but one question regarding climate change from Politico chief political correspondent Tim Alberta stood out as particularly nutty by any reasonable standard. In back-to-back questions, he presses candidates on their plans to pick up and relocate the entire population of certain cities.
One measure of the rapidly declining fortunes of the House impeachment inquiry is the sharply contrasting tune of two Politico articles about a New Jersey Congresswoman (D-Naturally) regarding that issue. Exactly two months ago it was a very different political world as Michael Kruse went full Drama Queen describing the choice of freshman Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill to support an impeachment inquiry despite a pledge to her constituents to concentrate on the issues.
A sure sign that the impeachment of President Trump is in trouble, as reflected by declining support for it by the public according to polls, is the sheer desperation displayed by Politico legal affairs columnist Renato Mariotti. No one at Politico has been a bigger cheerleader for impeachment than Mariotti and the recent decline in public interest in this seems to be sending poor Renato over the edge.
Swing voters are not reacting well to the Democrat impeachment effort. A Politico article written by Gabby Orr reveals a distinct lack of support for impeachment by voters in focus groups. The survey was conducted by a pro-Trump super PAC called America First Action, but they screened out all voters who were committed to voting either for or against Trump in 2020: "participants were asked if they thought Trump should be impeached. Not a single person raised a hand..."
Liberals complain about Big Tech platforms that allow for free and unfettered speech in political advertising. It seems as though some of these companies are listening. Google announced on Nov. 20 that it was restricting microtargeting on election ads on the platform.
The left has been pressuring Big Tech companies to change their ad policies in preparation for the 2020 election. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is considering following the footsteps of Twitter when it comes to changing its political ad policies.
In yet another example of the massive double standard between the way the “mainstream media” treats liberals and conservatives, Politico media reporter Michael Calderone greeted the resignation of disgraced Democrat congresswoman Katie Hill as an "epic dilemma" for the media. One media critic even warned of the oncoming "congressional selfie apocalypse."
Conservative Twitter bubbled over when Politico's Natasha Bertrand and Daniel Lippmann baldly contradicted the facts about Obama CIA director John Brennan's self-defensive lying -- as even Politico has reported.
On Monday, Politico Magazine thought the unthinkable (for liberals). What if (GASP!) President Donald Trump actually wins re-election next year? In order to present this dystopian (for liberals) future, Politico's senior White House reporter Darren Samuelsohn took us on a trip to the very near future in a time machine.
Politico Magazine published a story about a congresswoman struggling with impeachment with such laughable melodrama as to provide inadvertent comedy entertainment.