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.
During Poppy Harlow’s Wednesday show, CNN Newsroom, the anchor took the time to fact check some of President Trump’s tweets from that morning. However, Harlow stopped the buck halfway on one of the tweets, choosing to ignore a valid comparison to Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign.
On her 2:00 p.m. ET hour show on Friday, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur seized on a nasty ad put out by the Democrat’s House Majority PAC that – among other things – compared Republican Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan to disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who helped cover up child sexual abuse for years. Rather than criticize the outrageous attack, Tur and Politico’s Jake Sherman touted the Democratic strategy to paint the GOP as “crooked” and “corrupt.”
As part of the liberal media’s obsession with Omarosa’s salacious allegations against the President from her book tour, Tuesday’s White House Press Briefing featured nearly four times as many questions about Omarosa-related topics as all other matters. Specifically, the breakdown was 39 Omarosa questions by 11 reporters to 10 questions for everything else from seven journalists (Afghanistan, Chinese influence in South America, ISIS, the Mueller probe, and Turkey).
During her 2:00 p.m. ET hour show on Thursday, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur touted a July poll from the left-wing Center for American Progress that unsurprisingly found that a majority of respondents thought Republicans were “more corrupt” than Democrats. Tur quoted the biased survey results from a Politico article entitled: “Corruption message gaining traction against GOP.”
Showing the contempt that some journalists have for Americans who disagree with them, Politico writer Marc Caputo slimed Trump supporters at a rally for not having a “full set of teeth.” The since-deleted tweet can be seen below. Caputo has since deleted the tweet and apologized.
The midterm elections are slightly more than three months away, and already the Impeach Trump crusader Tom Steyer plans to spend at least $110 million on this election cycle.
Politico reported on July 31, that it will make the California billionaire “the largest single source of campaign cash on the left.” Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has committed $80 million to try to “flip the House.”
Politico's editor in chief Blake Hounshell has proclaimed on July 20 that he is no longer a skeptic of Trump-Russia collusion. See, back in February, on the heels of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of a number of Russian companies but with no finding of collusion with any American, Hounshell declared himself a skeptic. However, now that a second set of indictments of Russians have been issued also with no evidence presented of collusion with any Americans, Hounshell suddenly has declared himself as no longer being a skeptic.
So what caused Hounshell to stop being a skeptic despite no evidence of collusion by Mueller and his merry band of intrepid Democrats intensely investigating this matter for over a year? In large part it was because of Trump's body language at Helsinki. I kid you not.
Is anything Michelle Obama does about the midterm elections "nonpartisan"? Politico is trying to pretend it can happen. Edward Isaac-Dovere began: "Michelle Obama is jumping into the 2018 campaigns with a voter registration initiative that will be strictly nonpartisan — exciting and frustrating top Democrats who’d like the popular former first lady to actively campaign for candidates." With a team of Obama staffers and A-list celebrities...."nonpartisan." Oh please.