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Last 2 Print Reporters Abandon Gingrich

But candidate still vows he'll soldier on to convention

(Newser) - It's a good thing Newt Gingrich didn't like that pesky old mainstream media anyway, because the print media has pulled its last embedded reporters from Gingrich's flailing campaign, reports Politico , which employed one of the last two reporters dedicated to covering the candidate. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was...

Cain's Next Move: Sue Politico?

Rep says he is considering legal action against site

(Newser) - As Herman Cain’s sexual harassment allegations keep piling up , his campaign is considering unspecified legal action against the publication that started it all. “This is likely not over with Politico from a legal perspective,” a Cain rep tells the Washington Post . But Politico’s executive editor says...

Darrell Issa Fires Spokesman Who Shared Reporters' Emails With Another Journalist
 Issa Fires Spokesman 
 Over Email Flap 

Issa Fires Spokesman Over Email Flap

Kurt Bardella shared journalists' emails with a reporter

(Newser) - The congressman in charge of investigating Congress made quick work of an investigation into his own staff. Darrell Issa, the aggressive chair of the House Oversight panel, fired spokesman Kurt Bardella today because he shared journalists' emails with a New York Times reporter, the Hill reports. ( Click for an...

Darrell Issa Probing Own Staffer

House Oversight Committee chairman's press secretary faces probe

(Newser) - The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into the behavior of his own press secretary. Darrell Issa says he's trying to determine whether Kurt Bardella improperly shared emails from other journalists with New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich, who is writing a book about Capitol...

Sarah Palin Warms to 'Lamestream' Media

Politico piece may have prompted work with NYT , ABC

(Newser) - Though the “lamestream media" has long been her punching bag, it appears Sarah Palin is ready to embrace it—selectively. Palin, who has largely relied on Fox News, Facebook, and Twitter to air her thoughts and grievances, is now turning to outlets her supporters have been critical of in...

GOP Leaders: We've Got to Stop Palin

'Barack Obama would crush her,' says insider

(Newser) - After tomorrow, Republican establishment leaders will shift their focus to another hurdle: making sure Sarah Palin doesn’t get the 2012 presidential nomination. In interviews with advisers to other presidential contenders, Politico found wide-ranging agreement that the former Alaska governor must be stopped. “There is a determined, focused establishment...

Swooning NYT: Politico's Mike Allen Owns DC

8,100-word piece on Mike Allen gets picked up by... Mike Allen

(Newser) - The New York Times' breathlessly awaited cover story on Politico's Mike Allen, who's breathlessly called the most important journalist in Washington, to the chagrin of the Times and other major news organizations, is online today—all 8,100 words of it. But the much quicker and more amusing take on...

Sarah Palin Ditches RNC Fundraiser

Ex-governor wants name taken off 'invited' speakers list

(Newser) - Don't believe the hype—Sarah Palin won't be attending an upcoming RNC fundraiser in New Orleans, even though the invite lists her as an "invited" speaker. Invited or not, the former gov won't be showing, and her team has twice asked the RNC to take her name off the...

Inside a (Fake) Politico Editorial Meeting

Political junkies' website really is run by automatons

(Newser) - It takes a special sort of politics/media junkie to appreciate a send-up of Politico, they who brought you breathless updates on the laughter that no longer ensues at Robert Gibbs' press briefings. But take a Beltway insider with a little free time, and some basic animation, and you have automatons...

ABC Trying to Bring Back Ted Koppel
ABC Trying to Bring Back
Ted Koppel

ABC Trying to Bring Back Ted Koppel

Veteran would anchor Sunday's This Week three times a month

(Newser) - Rumor has it that ABC is in negotiations to bring back Ted Koppel to host its Sunday show This Week. The former Nightline anchor would helm the show three times a month, reports Mike Allen at Politico , with the final week rotating among potential future hosts. The head of ABC...

Politico's Lewinsky 'Scoop' Just a Big Rehash
Politico's Lewinsky 'Scoop' Just a Big Rehash
media criticism

Politico's Lewinsky 'Scoop' Just a Big Rehash

It's just old news about a 'new book nobody cares about'

(Newser) - Despite its big-headline treatment, Politico's story yesterday about a book revisiting the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal is just a mishmash of old news, writes Jamison Foser. Start with the "Monica's Back" headline: "You might assume Politico means Lewinsky has written a book, or launched a speaking tour or something."...

White House Fires Back at Politico
 White House 
 Fires Back 
 at Politico 

White House Fires Back at Politico

But don't be fooled, good relationship is maintained

(Newser) - Politico has joined Fox News in the doghouse after running a piece on "seven stories Barack Obama doesn't want told," and the White House is firing back—sort of. Marc Ambinder got his hands on a joke email that's been circulating among staffers. He shares the White House's...

A Guide to Going Rogue
 A Guide to Going Rogue 
Her friends, foes, frenemies

A Guide to Going Rogue

Find out who gets bloodied in Palin's book

(Newser) - It's the read all of Washington has been waiting for, but, alas, it has no index. Lest Sarah Palin's friends, foes, and frenemies be forced to read it all the way through to see how they made out, Politico's Jonathan Martin and Andy Barr offer a guide: Friends
  • John McCain:

Once-Great Politico Sinks Into Sensationalism
Once-Great Politico Sinks Into Sensationalism

Once-Great Politico Sinks Into Sensationalism

Polanski piece shows site's 'clicks are king' mentality

(Newser) - For a while there, Politico seemed to be the best new media journalism had to offer—hard-nosed investigations with a smart, web-centric approach. But lately, it’s been falling prey to the anything-for-a-click mentality you’d normally associate with the Drudge Report or Huffington Post, writes Andrew Sargus Klein. A...

Politico's Obsessive Focus Is Future of News
Politico's Obsessive Focus Is Future of News

Politico's Obsessive Focus Is Future of News

It's all politics, all the time, and it works

(Newser) - If you want to see the future of news—and how it will be delivered—look no further than Politico as a reasonable guide, writes Newser founder Michael Wolff in Vanity Fair. Unlike general-interest newspapers, which flail about knowing too little about everything, Politico has an obsessive focus: “It...

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