Tag Archives: Politico

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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Quote o’ the Day (Ben Carson Headscratcher Edition)

Former presidential hopeful/book salesman Ben Carson has long been the gaffe that keeps on giving, and now we can add this beauty to the collection. From a Politico piece today with the headline “Carson says Trump knows judge attack was wrong”: … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Fact-Free Donald Trump Edition)

From our Department of Redundancy department This week’s cover story in New York magazine, Gabriel Sherman’s Operation Trump, contains this priceless, factually challenged quote from the GOP’s Hair Apparent (tip o’ the pixel to Politico’s New York Playbook): Trump is cheap, … Continue reading

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Peggy Noonan’s Strange New Respect for Donald Trump

From our Peggy Noodnik Writes Again desk Peggy Noonan’s Declarations column in the Weekend Wall Street Journal is, according to Politico’s Mike Allen, “jaw-droppingly Trump-friendly (or at least Trump-respectful).” The GOP Establishment’s Civil War A free-for-all among Christie, Rubio, Cruz and … Continue reading

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Politico’s Jack Shafer Throws Shade at the Boston Globe

In his latest column, Politico media maven Jack Shafer gets all farbissen about this past week’s Great Newspaper Migration. Why Is the Washington Post So Obsessed With Its Move? It’s easier to write an obituary for a building than a … Continue reading

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Trump’s Strong-Arming Jeb Bush Donor Is BULLYs–t

As the dustupping staff noted yesterday, Donald Trump mouthpiece Alan Garten sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jeb Bush mega-donor Mike Fernandez threatening legal action if he published this ad calling Trump a BULLYionaire.     Regardless, the ad did run … Continue reading

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