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Claim: Republicans Spreading Fear of Ebola

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 7:30am
LI #06

Americans’ fears about the spread of Ebola are growing, and the constant debunking of the Obama Administrations’ claims regarding the severity of the situation haven’t done much to gain the confidence of the public.

Dan Nather of Politico doesn’t seem to have a firm grasp on the reality of the current situation:

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Politico home page becomes living self-parody of self-absorbed media

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 4:27pm

Politico hasn’t been this excited since Herman Cain.

Looking at the tweets from attendees at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was nauseating enough.

Obama’s speech was fine, he had some good one liners and some cheap shots, but it certainly wasn’t the funniest speech ever:

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Paul Ryan Disappearing?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2:00pm

Last week Politico assigned one of its senior political reporters, Jonathan Martin, to pen Paul Ryan’s disappearing act.

After acknowledging that Ryan might actually be interested in doing his job, Martin brings one source after another to show that Ryan is damaging his electoral chances in 2016.

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Sarah Palin gears up for 2014, Politico “Candidate or Kardashian” narrative hardest hit

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4:57pm

Not long ago Politico’s Maggie Haberman ran an anti-Palin opinion piece masquerading as news analysis, Sarah Palin’s next act: Candidate or ‘Kardashian’?

I addressed that false choice in my post, Politico’s next act: Real News Organization or Gawker (no offense to Gawker), noting that Palin had backed numerous successful Republican rising stars:

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Politico’s next act: Real News Organization or Gawker (no offense to Gawker)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 15, 2013 at 12:54pm

I’m not sure that this is the worst we’ve seen from Politico, but it’s right up there with Politico’s Cheapest Shot Yet from August 2011.

From Maggie Haberman at Politico covering CPAC, Sarah Palin’s next act: Candidate or ‘Kardashian’?

In January 2009, Sarah Palin had the world on a string. A potential Republican presidential...

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Talking smack

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8:03am

Team Breitbart: We’re going to smack Politico across the face and expose Buzzfeed:

Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro took a more bellicose tone, declaring that Breitbart News writers would challenge not only the existing mainstream media for their biased coverage, but also the newer online outlets.

“You’ll notice that on our video site we don’t...

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House really safe in 2014?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:31am

Guy Cecil is the Democratic strategist who was the hero of the 2012 Senate strategy which resulted in Democrats not only holding the Senate, but picking up two seats.  He will return in 2014.

Cecil, it’s worth noting, points out what people like Kathleen Parker refuse to admit, that Republicans’ failure was as...

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Politico tries to expunge media bias by playing victim of Obama manipulation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9:55am

Two of the biggies at Politico have a lead article today, Obama, the puppet master (emphasis mine):

President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating  media coverage of himself and his White House.

Not for the reason that conservatives suspect: namely, that a liberal press  willingly and eagerly allows itself to...

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MSM meme — Elizabeth Warren is nicely bold while Ted Cruz is offensively aggressive

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 15, 2013 at 8:54am

Look at how dreamy Morning Joe treats Elizabeth Warren’s “grilling” of bank regulators (it hardly was a grilling, just a single inane gotcha question she repeated over and over for dramatic effect):

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Now contrast that with how Morning Joe treats Ted...

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Politico poll showing “plurality support” for gay marriage also shows majority opposition

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Guest Post by William M. Briggs  ▪  Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:21am

As Professor Jacobson pointed out the other day, there is an effort already underway to game the refs at the Supreme Court, similar to in the Obamacare case, by creating a media and political narrative that the Court’s legitimacy would be threatened if it were...

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Fight the smears even against Dick Morris

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 5:49pm

It would be very easy to let slide the false meme that Dick Morris “admitted” that his election projections were made only for the purpose of helping Mitt Romney.

We’re not happy with Morris and other Republican pundits who predicted a win based on a turnout model which did not happen. It...

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Politico wants conservatives to stop reading alternatives to Politico

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:19am

You know how much I dislike Politico, going way back.

Politico practices a particularly pernicious anti-Republican, anti-conservative, and anti-Tea Party brand of reporting … the relentless attempt to marginalize under the guise of news.  Politico is no better than The Washington Post (from which its founders came) or The New York Times, but because it is...

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“the president’s restrained approach to communicating with the electorate”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 5, 2012 at 9:28am

I wrote off Politico a long time ago.  Remind me not to look at the Politico links you send.

Sure, just like NYT and WaPo it’s hard not to look and link, because it covers so much ground.

But really, nonsense like this article written from three of the biggest names at Politico,...

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“the author of a blog read in the legal community”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 4, 2012 at 12:35pm

I’m quoted in a Poltico story today about Elizabeth Warren:

“If she is 1/32nd Native American … is it really appropriate to list yourself  that way and knowing you will therefore be listed as a minority law professor?” asked William Jacobson, associate clinical professor of Cornell Law School, the  author of a...

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Herman Cain did not just fall, he was pushed

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 7:45pm

I’ve done this before, more than once.  But now that Herman Cain is out of the race, this may be the last time (probably not, but we can hope):

As of today, 5 weeks after Politico broke the story, we still do not know what Herman Cain was accused of doing at the National...

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Politico targets Newt

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 8:59am

Politico targeted Herman Cain in an almost unprecedented fashion, turning its homepage into all Herman Cain all the time for about two weeks.

Politico can move and shape a story because of its high traffic (reportedly 60 million page views a month and 8-10 million “unique visitors”), and its relationships with traditional...

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Politico following in MSNBC’s path

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 2, 2011 at 1:21pm

I noted about a year ago that I had moved away from Politico as a prime source of news because of it’s anti-Palin, anti-Tea Party bias.  That bias has been confirmed by the shoddy reporting of the accusations against Herman Cain, and its current obsession with Newt.

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