Tag Archives: Politico

Campaign Outsider Presidential Bakeoff 2020™ (Part 3)

Latest in our ongoing series Itemizing this one deduction as NBC gets ready for the first Democratic debates on June 26-27 by assigning one moderator for every two candidates (that would be five – count ’em, five – moderators if you’re … Continue reading

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Ave Atque Vale, The (Late, Lamented) Weekly Standard

The hardworking staff has long been a fan (we were a charter subscriber in the mid-90s) – and also a critic – of The Weekly Standard, which officially folded on Friday. For over two decades we’ve found the magazine’s political … Continue reading

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New York Times Keeps Pimping Out Its Staffers to Subscribers

As the hardworking staff has previously noted, the New York Times routinely deploys its journalists to accompany (and schmooze with) civilians on Times Journeys to the four corners of the earth – an enterprise that is rife with potential conflicts … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (Horse’s Mouth Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk From time to time the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases issued by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they just keep piling up. Here’s our latest collection, in reverse chronological order. (Boldface … Continue reading

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Is ‘Trump TV’ Really All That Different From ‘Obama TV’?

There’s been a fair amount of pearl clutching the past few days over the “Real News” videos that TrumpWorld has just started cranking out. The debut edition appeared on Donald Trump’s Facebook page last week and featured First (or Second) Daughter-in-Law … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Tamper Down’ Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases uttered by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. Here’s our latest batch, in reverse chronological order. • The other … Continue reading

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Liz’s New Book Warren(ts) Full-Page New York Times Ad

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Nevertheless) has a new book out – This Fight Is Our Fight – and a spiffy marketing campaign to go along with it. Exhibit A (5): This full-page ad in today’s New York Times.   But that’s … Continue reading

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Heads Up! NYT’s Jim Rutenberg Footnotes Today’s Column

Well this is new. New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg has a couple of term-paper-style footnotes in his piece today. Check out the middle and righthand columns.     And here are the footnotes themselves, at the end of … Continue reading

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Mike Allen Shameless Trump Suck-Up Watch (Parts 1-3)

Mike Allen, the man the White House used to wake up to, has moved his home address from Politico to the delusional startup Axios, where he currently curries favor with D.C.’s movers and shakers – and especially Trumpsters. Exhibit A Mikey’s servile selfie at … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Drudge Up’ Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the headscratching staff chronicles the mangled phrases of the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. So here’s another roll call, dating back 12 months. • Last August, … Continue reading

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