Politico Reporter Singles Out 'GOP 2016ers' for Stoking Ebola 'Panic'

October 4th, 2014 7:06 AM
Politico’s David Nather cast the most mentioned Republican presidential contenders as un-presidential on Friday in a story headlined “GOP 2016ers on Ebola: Panic.” Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal? Panicky. Only Rick Perry was the responsible one, he implied.

At Politico, David Nather's Cliven Bundy Guilt-By-Association Game Blo

April 28th, 2014 1:13 PM
Politico's David Nather must have thought he was so clever. Here's how he opened a recent column: "It can happen to anyone, right? You rally behind a guy ... and suddenly he’s spewing racist bile and boy, does it splash on your face." Yes, I left out a few words, and I'll get to that. But before providing them, the quote just rendered would apply to how those at Los…

Politico's Nather Imagines Non-Existent Rift Between Cliven Bundy and

April 21st, 2014 2:53 PM
Last Tuesday, in an incredibly childish piece, even by his non-standards, Politico's David Nather acted as if the resistance at Clive Bundy's ranch was endorsed and supported entirely by the tea party movement and/or Republicans and/or conservatives, so he could then characterize their post stand-off behavior — i.e., pursuit of their longer-term political goals — as some…

Politico's Nather: Obama Can 'Spike the Football' Because Obamacare 'I

April 18th, 2014 2:44 PM
David Nather at the Politico apparently wanted to make sure that those who don't follow the news closely see a triumphant headline ("Obama Spikes the Football") and a congratulatory opening paragraph at their computers, tablets, and smartphones. Sure, the Politico reporter gradually threw in all kinds of qualifications after that, but his mission is largely accomplished: Cause…

Politico's Nather Thinks Obamacare's Enrollment 'Achievement' Hurts 'G

April 3rd, 2014 5:25 PM
Though he didn't quite get to the "Shut up, he said" threshold, Politico's David Nather, in a Tuesday tome, argued that HealthCare.gov allegedly crossing the 7 million enrollment threshold leaves opponents blubbering, and supports the argument "that government can still solve big social problems" and is "a wake-up call for Republicans and conservatives."…

Politico's Nather Claims Obamacare Changes and Delays Help ... Republi

February 22nd, 2014 10:11 AM
On February 10, in a rare moment of candor which was quickly edited away in subsequent revisions, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, wrote that President Obama had unilaterally instituted delays and revisions in Obamacare's employer mandate because he was "angling to avoid political peril." Of course he was. Postponing and…

Politico on Obamacare: Maybe It's Not a Train Wreck, Just a Really, Re

February 12th, 2014 11:15 PM
From the Not a Parody Department: Politico tweeted out on Wednesday night: “The #Obamacare rollout is changing before our very eyes.” Under the headline "Obamacare finally clears the tower," reporter David Nather promised “The Obamacare rollout is changing in front of our eyes — turning from a running joke into one big shoulder shrug. And that’s good…

Politico Lets Admin Turn Obamacare's 7 Million Enrollment Target Into

January 5th, 2014 8:58 PM
In June, the Politico's Jennifer Haberkorn filed a report with the following headline: "Kathleen Sebelius: Exchange enrollment goal is 7 million by end of March." She reported in her first two paragraphs that "7 million" is "how many people the Obama administration hopes to enroll in its new health insurance marketplaces by the end of March." Apparently that…

AP Ignores South Carolina Dem Calling ObamaCare 'Extremely Problematic

April 30th, 2013 10:43 PM
How do you know when a Democratic politician's or candidate's quote will either hurt that person or hurt President Obama (in this case, it's the latter)? When the Politico reports it, and the Associated Press avoids it. Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who is running against former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford for the congressional seat opened up when Tim Scott was appointed to…

Politico's 'Quiet Liberal Plans for Entitlements' Are Predominantly Ta

January 29th, 2013 12:23 AM
The front-page title at the Politico for David Nather's lengthy write-up on Democrats' alleged ideas for doing something about runaway entitlement programs is "The quiet liberal plan for entitlements; There are some ideas for reining in spending that have been blessed by the left." That gives readers the impression that the left might actually have something specific and…