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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 would be easy to say "who cares" if the left maligns them. The meme that Morris admitted to a deliberate deception has spread far and wide, but it is not true, as I demonstrated in my prior post, Before you jump on the bandwagon accusing Dick Morris and others of being dishonest. In fact, Morris denied a deliberate deception and defended his conduct as ultimately wrong but made in good faith at the time. The false meme was started by a MoveOn.org related the Fox NewsHounds website, which twisted Morris' statement on Fox News, and then made even worse when Taegan Goddard at Political Wire cut off Morris' statement mid-sentence.  At least the MoveOn.org related Fox NewsHounds folks quoted the full statement, as did HuffPo in its misleading article. Political then linked to Political Wire this morning, as follows (via Mark Finkelstein at Newsbusters):
    DICK MORRIS, who has not been taken seriously by serious people for a very long time, confessed on Fox News yesterday that he deliberately misled viewers: “I think that there was a period of time when the Romney campaign was falling apart, people were not optimistic, nobody thought there was a chance of victory and I felt that it was my duty at that point to go out and say what I said.” http://goo.gl/6YbLh
    Political Wire and Politico are the only outlets I have seen which cut off Morris' statement mid-sentence. There was no confession by Morris that "he deliberately misled viewers" as described by Politco based on the Political Wire report.  None.  In fact, Morris said just the opposite. I emailed and tweeted both Goddard at Political Wire and James Hohmann at Politco pointing out the inaccuracy and requesting a correction.

    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...

    Via The Hill, and about a thousand other outlets: Herman Cain told members of his staff that he is "reassessing" his decision to remain in the race for the Republican presidential nomination following new allegations that he conducted a 13-year-long affair with an Atlanta businesswoman. "Cain told...

    The narrative is being set.  Mitt Romney will be the nominee because all other candidate are faltering, and cannot hold up. Who is setting this narrative?  In addition to the usual suspects, add Politico, as in this post by Alexander Burns: Conservatives don’t like him. They really...

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