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'Politico' Gets Pressed About Journalism Scandal

The Washington Post | Erik Wemple | Posted 12.30.2013 | Media

On Nov. 20, the Erik Wemple Blog reported that “Playbook” author Mike Allen of Politico showed a discernible pattern of writing favorable blurbs a...

Talking To Politico's Editors | Posted 08.18.2013 | Media

The dominant mode of Washington journalism tends to both reflect and entrench the values of its era. The eminent writers and editors of the immediate ...

Scott McClellan And The Opacity Agenda

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

McClellan as White House spokesman lacked experience, talent, charm, agility, depth. But Bush and Cheney saw these defects as an advantage. They actually wanted the executive branch to become more opaque, and he was the perfect man for the job.