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Call It The Politico Rhetorical Crutch

Reading Politico’s big article today on Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), the rhetorical move used in the second sentence seemed oddly familiar to me: David Vitter is stepping up his attacks on Wall Street, slamming President Barack Obama’s oil policies and … Continue reading

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Re: Historical Facts And Politico’s Latest E-Book

Earlier this week, I noted that the confident scribes of Politico’s latest campaign e-book bungled a basic historical fact, namely that they included Gerald Ford’s squeaker of a primary win in 1976 in a list of GOP nominees who “were … Continue reading

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Historical Facts And Politico’s Latest E-Book

Politico is out with their second campaign 2012 e-book, which is chock full of all the easily digestible insider musings and subtle but not too subtle self-praise one comes to expect from authors Evan Thomas and Mike Allen. According to my … Continue reading

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Political Scientist Morris Fiorina Used The Term Super PAC In 2002

In January, Politico’s David Levinthal published an interesting article tracing the origins of the term “super PAC.” According to Levinthal, reporter Eliza Newlin Carney was the person who “made the first identifiable, published reference to ‘super PAC’ as it’s known today … Continue reading

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Uncharitable Descriptions And The Constraint Of 140 Characters

Last night, after reading Politico reporter Alexander Burns’ article on how wide swathes of voters often hold uninformed and/or inconsistent views, I noted that the article focused on the present day and quoted only pollsters and political consultants, so I tweeted … Continue reading

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CNN’s John King Shouldn’t Run Away From Suggesting The American Public Is Poorly Informed

Yesterday, Politico’s Dylan Byers flagged a statement by CNN’s John King at Wednesday night’s debate, in which King asserted, “The American people don’t often pay attention to what’s going on in the world until they have to.” Byers, who noted … Continue reading

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Politico’s Loaded Word Choice

In their post-New Hampshire lay of the land piece, Politico’s Jonathan Martin and John Harris list several of the factors that are now working to frontrunner Mitt Romney’s advantage. In describing the backlash from conservative activists against the recent attacks … Continue reading

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