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‘How old are you?’ What exactly is the point of this Politico cartoon? [pic]

Politico’s on a roll today. First, theyessentially ran interference for Hillary by shifting the focus off of her corruption and onto the “GOP slams” againsther over a particularly damning email.

And then there’s this:

It should never have left Matt’s desk. Good Lord, but that’s an awful cartoon.

Funny? Clever? Insightful? Biting?Yeah … it’s none of those things.

Evidently not old enough to know better.

Politico’s Blake Hounshell distracts after Dem senator accused of plagiarism


The New York Times has alleged that Montana Democrat Sen. John Walsh plagiarized “at least” one-quarter of a 2007 thesis he turned in to earn a master’s degree from the United States Army War College. Serious allegations, right?

For Blake Hounshell of Politico, the first order of business was to provide spin and maybe a talking point for his MSM colleagues and Walsh’s fellow Dems:


It must just be sheer instinct.




Politico’s Blake Hounshell: Are these five Taliban guys ninjas?

‘But BOOOOOSSHH!!’ ‘Let’s play Spot the Logical Fallacy’ in Politico lapdog’s Bergdahl question

Cenk Uygur a little upset with Politico writer’s assessment of him


Liberal commentator Cenk Uygur of “The Young Turks” wasn’t too pleased with a dismissive tweet from Dylan Byers of Politico, who wasn’t impressed with Uygur reporting an untruth to his large YouTube audience:


Uygur had made the conclusion that NBC is going to fire David Gregory based on the assumption that NBC leaked Gregory’s low ratings to the media. (See Uygur’s video here.) However, that’s not really what happened:

Uygur cited numbers that he believes NBC leaked to Mediaite following the initial report in the Washington Post, but in reality that was not the case. He appears to be referring to ratings numbers Joe Concha quoted in his column about the situation Monday afternoon.

Those numbers from the fourth quarter on 2013 — showing that Meet The Press had its lowest total viewer in a final quarter since 1991, when Russert first started its lowest 25-54 demo ratings in the show’s history — did not come to Mediaite from NBC and could be easily accessed long before this week’s revelations.

In fact, POLITICO‘s Dylan Byers reported those figures all the way back in January under the headline, “NBC’s ‘Meet The Press’ hits historic lows in the final quarter of 2013.”

[Emphasis added.]

Uygur didn’t correct his error and his supporters took their cue to go after Byers:


@DylanByers doesn't have even half the followers of @cenkuygur. Don't punch down Cenk, he's hurt dog. No, NO!
#NotTheTopRope!— Andrew W. Challand (@AndrewChalland) April 23, 2014

And of course, there’s this:


To some on the Left, it’s always about race.


Cenk Uygur’s classy curse-laden Christmas message: F*ck Bill O’Reilly!

Delusional: Cenk Uygur suggests ‘GOP hawks’ are bullying Obama into war in Syria

‘What a tool’: Politico’s Dylan Byers not sure ‘you can keep your plan’ lie is a big deal

Cenk Uygur: White shooter with assault rifle wouldn’t get ‘near the attention’ as Muslim bomber

Relax, everybody: Cenk Uygur’s ‘more hopeful about Obama’s 2nd term than ever’

Politico’s new labor reporter has rich Twitter history of bashing … Politico


Many in the news business are congratulating labor reporter Mike Elk for joining the staff of Politico.

Excellent news that @politico is hiring @MikeElk to cover labor!

— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) September 26, 2014

Congrats to @MikeElk on the Politico move. If you want reporting on labor and unions, he's the guy to hire.

— Kevin Bogardus (@KevinBogardus) September 26, 2014

Delighted to welcome @mikeelk to @PoliticoPro's Labor & Employment vertical. With @politicomahoney already on board we're rarin' to go!

— Timothy Noah (@TimothyNoah1) September 26, 2014

I'm excited to join @TimothyNoah1 @politico in building the biggest labor news desk in US – I already feel an immigrants love for the place

— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) September 26, 2014

Some clever tweeters did a little digging, though, and wonder how Elk wound up at an organization he has spent so much time bashing.

Hahahah … did anyone at @politico vet this guy? RT @johntabin: LOL. Thanks for this, @BuzzFeedAndrew pic.twitter.com/TOromhu4f6

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) September 26, 2014

Twitter user @HGTomato retweeted these Mike Elk classics.

So I heard POLITICO keeps its office in Virginia to take advantage of unemployment/ right to work laws

— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) November 28, 2011

Seriously, politico is gonna get a pay wall, I feel like u would have to pay me to read politico

— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) May 9, 2013

somewhere there is a dude who brags on OkCupid that he works for Politico….

— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) September 12, 2013

How does @dylanbyers still have a job – can someone explain that?

— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) April 24, 2013

Politico media reporter Dylan Byers retweeted that one — water under the bridge?

I think the Mike Elk story shows the wisdom of making your words as sweet as possible — just in case you have to eat them later.

— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) September 26, 2014

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Labor reporter Mike Elk is ‘beat’ and wants you to pay for his Florida ‘vacation’

Liberal journo Mike Elk sad about death threats to death threat connoisseur Erik Loomis 

Labor journalist Mike Elk laid off from In These Times magazine