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#throwbackthursday: POLITICO began 7 years ago today.

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Today’s POLITICO front page.

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Target: Me

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Today’s POLITICO front page.

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"The book has sort of been hijacked by people along the political spectrum to serve their own purposes."

- Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on media coverage of his forthcoming book.
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“We have no right to be boring or irrelevant,” Tucker Carlson says. “The Washington Post already has that covered.” Beneath the bluster, Carlson, the conservative pundit and former Crossfire co-host, has reason to brag: The Daily Caller, the news site he founded in 2010, has defied insider snickering to become a major news source for the right. “What I despise most about the legacy media isn’t just that they’re mindlessly liberal, though they are,” Carlson says, “but that they’re conventional and boring and unwilling to report unfashionable truths. That’s death.”

The Caller will never be called boring. Carlson and his staff of 50 draw visitors to the site with a blend of high-energy reporting (especially on anything having to do with the Obama administration), right-leaning opinion columns and a hearty dose of semi-SFW slideshows of the female form. “We care about traffic,” Carlson told me unapologetically.

(Continue reading The HuffPo-ization of the Right)


Above: Breitbart offices in Los Angeles/Image courtesy of Breitbart
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A new power in conservative media

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"What really got candidates in trouble in the past two presidential campaigns? Comments made by candidates who assumed no reporters were in the room."

- POLITICO’s Roger Simon in his latest column
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Three predictions for 2014

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