Zuckerberg: I’m a ‘Big Believer in Free Expression,’ Despite Ad Ban
September 9th, 2020 3:22 PM
Facebook is taking a contradictory stance: it supposedly is pro-free speech, but is banning political ads the week before the election. CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently appeared on the Sept. 8 episode of Axios on HBO to explain all of the platform’s new policy decisions and to discuss “disinformation.”
The Media Don't Treat Bernie Sanders With Enough Respect?
January 4th, 2020 5:59 PM
In his newsletter, CNN's Brian Stelter touted how Mike Allen of Axios was slamming the media. For what? "The media rarely treats Sanders, 78, with the seriousness warranted by his sustained popularity and fundraising."
AXIOS Takes Trump Racism to Next Level: It's 'Premeditated' 'Madness'!
July 17th, 2019 2:46 PM
In his daily Axios AM newsletter -- widely shared among the top political reporters and editors in New York and Washington -- former Politico reporter Mike Allen takes the racism claims against Trump to a new level on Wednesday, calling it premeditated. The newsletter begins with the headline "1 big thing: Trump's premeditated racism."
Networks Go Limp on Poll on AOC 'Hurting Democrats' with Swing Voters
July 15th, 2019 1:08 PM
The "mainstream" media site Axios is publicizing a new poll that an unnamed Democratic group did of 1,000 swing voters, specifically white voters with less than two years of college. The pollsters asked specifically about radical new members of Congress, and what they found was shocking.
Team Stelter, Axios Scared by 'Tribal News Delivered Via Tribal Pipes'
September 1st, 2018 2:47 PM
Liberals had a "scary thought" when Donald Trump Jr. said he'd love to see Silicon Valley conservatives "start" a new social media platform. Don Jr. said if that were to happen he'd "help promote the platform and be all over that." Mike Allen of Axios confessed that idea scared him, writing, "Imagine tribal news delivered via tribal…
Dumpster Fire at Axios: 'The Public Case Against Trump'
May 14th, 2018 10:02 AM
Axios is yet another leftist website which promised "vital, trustworthy news and analysis" with "no bias" and "no nonsense" but has subsequently descended into parody. Saturday, Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei, two of the site's founders, posted "The Public Case Against Trump," allegedly a list of "known knowns" about "a damning tale…
Liberal Insider 'Newsletter' Insists Trump Will 'Pay a Price' on Memo
February 3rd, 2018 2:39 PM
Political insiders who subscribe to former New York Times and Politico reporter Mike Allen's morning e-mail newsletter -- Axios AM -- might realize it's not really a "newsletter." It's more like a "Talking Points Memo," and the talking points are reliably Democratic in tone. Allen's Friday edition previewed the Nunes memo release under the headline "1 Big…
Axios Liberals Claim Politics 'Went Insane' Due to Gingrich & Fox News
November 14th, 2017 1:28 PM
Jim VandeHei, the former Washington Post reporter and co-founder of Politico, inspired a "Special Report" to Axios.com email subscribers headlined "How American politics went insane, in 6 steps.” That was the cleaned-up version. Inside the e-mail it was how politics went “bat [guano] crazy.” Mike Allen, his Axios co-founder, huffed and puffed that “ There…
Facebook’s Sandberg Criticizes Twitter for Censoring Blackburn Ad
October 12th, 2017 12:24 PM
Being interviewed by Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen at the Newseum in Washington D.C. Thursday morning, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg criticized social media rival Twitter for censoring an ad from Tennessee Congresswoman Marsh Blackburn announcing her Senate campaign.
Priebus Still on the Job: The Fake News of a White House Shakeup
July 5th, 2017 9:36 PM
Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner underlined how the media turned out to be wrong again -- projecting that chief of staff Reince Priebus would be bounced from the White House. Bedard cited a June Politico report headlined "Trump gives Priebus until July 4th to clean up White House," noting "That story was picked up by dozens of media outlets."
Networks Largely Yawn At Report Clinton Campaign Blames Obama For Loss
February 2nd, 2017 12:50 PM
The broadcast networks morning and evening newscasts, along with the cable news networks, have largely ignored the Tuesday report from Axios's Mike Allen that Hillary Clinton's campaign team blames President Obama for her loss in the 2016 election. Charlie Rose mentioned the revelation in passing on Thursday's CBS This Morning: "You have reports, for example, that the Hillary…
BuzzFeed Cancels RNC Ad Buy Due to Trump; Compares Him to Cigarettes
June 6th, 2016 12:03 PM
For a liberal media that bemoans the idea of businesses and corporations being considered “people” post-Citizens United, BuzzFeed decided that they would cancel the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) advertising for their site due to Donald Trump’s candidacy threatening “the freedoms of our employees in the United States and around the world.”
Rahm Emanuel Chews Out Politico's Allen for Revealing Vacation Plans
December 2nd, 2015 9:54 PM
This hasn't been a good week for Politico's Mike Allen. On Monday he apologized for email that had been revealed in which he promised Hillary Clinton's PR operative Phillippe Reines two years ago that he would submit questions in advance that he would ask Chelsea Clinton. Today, Mike Allen again apologized for drawing the wrath of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel for revealing his…
Kessler's 'Four Pinocchios' Evaluation of Obama's '500 Filibusters' Ho
May 10th, 2014 10:30 AM
On Friday, Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post (HT Hot Air) gave "Four Pinocchios" (i.e., a "Whopper") to a statement President Barack Obama made about Senate Republicans' filibuster track record on Wednesday in a speech at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee dinner in Los Angeles.
In the process, Kessler essentially delivered a rebuke to reporters who cover…