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Think Again: According to Politico, Ted Cruz Is the Same As Wendy Davis, 'More or Less'

Eric Alterman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Eric Alterman

Politico's Dylan Byers rounded up right-wing complaints about the coverage and passed them along to his readers -- remarkably sympathetically, as though they made perfect sense -- even though judging by the evidence he presented, no such case could be made.

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.

Politico Shakes Up Media Coverage

Posted 01.04.2012 | Media

Politico announced Friday that it is shaking up its media coverage in the run-up to the 2012 election. Ben Smith, who has been a political reporter...