Friday, October 21st, 2016

But he wanted to, and it wasn’t just a suggestion: We didn’t do the interview with Chelsea Clinton, and would never clear our questions. But the email makes me cringe, because I should never have suggested we would. We retain full, unambiguous editorial control over our events and questioning. My bond with readers and newsmakers […]

Gawker is reporting they have uncovered emails which shows Politico’s Mike Allen offering to do a softball interview of Chelsea Clinton. Gawker has received another batch of Hillary Clinton aide Philippe Reines’ emails with reporters while serving under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Among Reines’ more frequent correspondents, it turns out, is Mike Allen. In […]

Jonathan Krohn gave a conservative speech at 13 at CPAC and was a hit in 2009. (Ann Coulter is a hit with CPAC audiences, too.) Now he’s 17, and he thinks he’s smarter. Jonathan Krohn took the political world by storm at 2009’s Conservative Political Action Conference when, at just 13 years old, he delivered […]

Over at Politico, Dylan Byers reports on how MSNBC creatively edited the story about former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Wawa restaurant touch screens. Then, to illustrate the advantages of competition in the private sector, Romney shared an anecdote from his visit to the local WaWa chain store. “I was at WaWas, I went in […]

I’m still at the RightOnline conference in Las Vegas where Politico decided to send a young reporter to ask attendees about Neil Munro from the Daily Caller interrupting President Barack Obama. Since I was asked… Many bloggers recalled the Sam Donaldson, who frequently shouted questions and went toe-to-toe with President Ronald Reagan as ABC’s chief […]

Joshua Spivak in the Politico writes about how the recall effort may have been a big mistake for Democrats: But, with the possibility of losing the governor’s mansion, the Republicans are now unquestionably motivated. We saw their strong support come out on the primary day. Walker was facing only token opposition, yet he received 626,000 […]

Ginger Gibson of Politico contacted me via Facebook looking for background on Herman Cain’s campaign manager, Mark Block. She wrote, I’m a reporter at Politico and am working on a story about Mark Block. I know that you were involved in politics together in Wisconsin. I was hoping to talk to you and get to […]