Embarrassing: WH Reporters Make the Leap to Lapdogs for Jen Psaki
January 21st, 2021 12:27 AM
On Wednesday night, the White House press corps made their embarrassing debut before White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, going from raging hyenas under Kayleigh McEnany to snoozing lapdogs for Psaki with a combination of boring, straightforward, and unserious questions with only a select few probing queries.
‘One Horse Pony’; Joe Biden Mocks Doocy for Asking About Hunter
December 22nd, 2020 6:11 PM
President-Elect Joe Biden took more softball questions Tuesday afternoon from a subservient liberal media as well as probes from the left. But when it came to a shouted Hunter Biden question from Fox News’s Peter Doocy as he left the stage, Biden insisted news stories about Hunter are Russian disinformation and mocked Doocy as “a one horse pony.”
Bloomberg to Hillary: Is ISIS Trying to ‘Drive’ Votes to 'Easy' Trump?
September 19th, 2016 11:10 AM
Hillary Clinton only took four questions during a mini-press conference on Monday. Yet, a Bloomberg journalist still managed to lob a softball, wondering if ISIS may favor the “easy” Trump and is trying to “drive” voters away from Hillary Clinton.
Reporter Lobs Softballs to Hillary Fearing GOP Will 'Dig into You'
September 6th, 2016 4:05 PM
For the second time in as many days, Hillary Clinton conducted a press gaggle on Tuesday afternoon and while it was brief, Bloomberg’s Jennifer Epstein received the first question and made the Clinton team proud by lobbing softballs to Clinton about fears she’s “held to a different standard” than Donald Trump and if she’s worried that Republicans will be “continuing to dig into you” if she wins…
NY Times Ignores Hillary's $18.7 Million in Second-Quarter Spending
July 16th, 2015 11:41 AM
Nicholas Confessore and Maggie Haberman at the New York Times studiously avoided talking about Hillary Clinton's campaign spending in their front-page print edition story Thursday ("Hillary Clinton Lags in Engaging Grass-Roots Donors").
Mrs. Clinton hauled in $48.7 million, but she spent a stunning $18.7 million. As seen in a table accompanying the Times story, that's more than triple that of…
Politico: Obama to Limit Campaigning to 'States Where He's Still Popul
August 30th, 2014 9:43 AM
A Friday afternoon dispatch at the Politico from Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein tells us that "The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular."
The list of states where the Politico pair alleges that's the case is quite short: "Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California."…
Politico's Coverage of Obama's 'LGBT Executive Order' Ignores Left's W
July 21st, 2014 11:59 PM
President Obama signed an executive order on Monday which will force many religious organizations and their members to sever their service and business ties with the federal government if they wish to stay true to their beliefs.
The EO adds "sexual orientation and gender identity" to the bases upon which contractors cannot discriminate if they wish to continue doing business with Uncle Sam.…
Politico Produces 5,900 Words on 'Less in Control' Obama; All Scandals
June 3rd, 2014 11:46 PM
For evidence that no one looking for objective reporting should seriously consider reading output from the Politico, look no further than the 5,900-word puff piece propagated by Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein on Sunday.
Their "Special Report: The Obama Paradox" told readers what that President Obama supposedly "recognizes that he is less in control of the Washington agenda than ever…
Protective Priorities: Politico Has Nothing About Egypt on Its Home Pa
June 30th, 2013 9:56 PM
As of 9:15 p.m. (saved here for future reference), the home page at Politico had no story on developments in Egypt, even though story teases on unrelated matters from Thursday and Friday were still present. A browser search on "Egypt" within the home page came back empty. As millions protest in Egypt, some claiming in banners that "Obama Supports Terrorism, the most important story this evening…
On Obama's In-Your-Face Nuland Promotion, Politico's Epstein Acts As I
May 25th, 2013 4:14 PM
In Thursday and Friday posts at the "Politico 44: A Living Diary of the Obama Presidency," Jennifer Epstein relayed the announcement that President Barack Obama has nominated Victoria Nuland as the next assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.
In other words, the President is defiantly giving the person who was integrally involved in altering the Benghazi talking points…
Politico Misses Kagan '09 Statement on DOMA Story: 'There Is No Federa
March 28th, 2013 12:52 PM
So, Politico jumped the shark on gay marriage yesterday in reporting that Justice Elena Kagan that she had a ‘gotcha’ moment during yesterday’s hearings on the Defense of Marriage Act.
But a real ‘gotcha’ moment would have been if Politico did their homework and resurrected Kagan’s past comments about gay marriage from 2009, when she was awaiting confirmation to the post of solicitor general…
Obama 'Major Address' Panned by Fans in the Press; AP Barely Musters E
June 14th, 2012 11:31 PM
If you're starting to lose Jonathan Alter, reporters at Politico, and other left-leaning outlets, you're starting to get into trouble. Double that if you can't even get Julie Pace at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, to muster more than eight paragraphs relating to a 53-minute speech pre-positioned as a "major address."
Hunter Walker has compiled several less than…
Muslim Woman from Georgia Admits Sending Bloody Pig's Foot to Rep. Pet
April 14th, 2011 3:03 PM
Last week I noted how the media had been silent on a package sent to Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) that contained an anti-Semitic rant and a bloody pig's foot.
The Associated Press broke the story on Monday, April 4.
In a new development, Politico's Jennifer Epstein reported this afternoon that a Muslim woman from Georgia has claimed responsibility and Capitol police are investigating the claim: