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Politico 2012 Top Stories

Think Again: Politico's Top 10 Stories of 2012 -- or Maybe Not

Eric Alterman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

It strikes me as a useful exercise to examine the underlying assumptions determining what makes a story "important" in the mind of a Washington insider. After all, it certainly doesn't appear to be a story's implications for policymaking or even its informed discussion of the issues.