Campaign to Fix the Debt Backscratches Politico for Publicity

By: Tuesday November 13, 2012 2:40 pm

Here’s something you won’t read in Politico, incidentally, at least not while the Campaign to Fix the Debt Debt butters their bread: the companies funding the campaign stand to gain hundreds of billions of dollars if their policy goals get met.


Politico’s Pool Boys Still the Dumbest Reporters in D.C.

By: Thursday August 4, 2011 1:00 pm

Politico’s editors, Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen, have gathered all of the GOP’s most disingenuous talking points and turned them into a set of campaign slogans for Republicans, which they then publish as news analysis. In the process, they confirm once again that when talking about the economy, the D.C.’s pool boys are two of the dumbest reporters in Washington.

White House Coward Feeds Mike Allen “Exclusive”: Catfood May Happen!

By: Thursday August 19, 2010 11:45 am

Every morning, Politico’s Mike Allen calls the White House to see if the usual White House Coward or one of his lackeys will feed him some nice tidbit from the daily White House Spin. Today’s is about Social Security.

Calling Out Spin is What We Do

By: Saturday June 19, 2010 9:00 am

Very Serious Journalists, like James Risen, may look down their noses at bloggers, imagining us at our keyboards in our pajamas. They can laugh, but the kind of journalism practiced by FDL is running rings around them. “He said/she said” may work for the Village media, but FDL aims to sort out who’s right and why, and then tries to make things better. If FDL’s version of journalism appeals to you, we could use a little financial support to make things even better down the road.

Late Night: The Last Temptation of Mike Allen

By: Friday April 23, 2010 8:00 pm

It was only six and a half years ago that Allen became a well-known journalist the old-fashioned way — co-writing a story for the Washington Post that was immediately hailed as “one of the most memorable pieces of White House journalism produced in the Bush era” and was substantially responsible for the conviction of a high-ranking government official on perjury and obstruction of justice charges.

Politico’s VandeHei and Allen Join the “Judy Miller Club for Cheney Stenographers”

By: Tuesday December 1, 2009 7:00 am

Why didn’t VandeAllen ask Cheney why he let Osama bin Laden get away?

The Politico Villagers Go Deer Hunting!

By: Thursday November 26, 2009 1:30 pm

Yesterday on Morning Joe on MSNBC, Mike Allen of Politico proudly announced that he, the managing editor at Politico, John Harris, and Politico executive editor Jim VanderHei all went on their first deer hunt Monday. Must have been some event!

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