Politico's Mike Allen, the Man the White House Wakes Up To

Politico wants to “drive the conversation” in the new-media landscape of the 21st. It wants to “win” every news cycle by being first with a morsel of information, whether or not the morsel proves relevant, or even correct, in the long run — and whether the long run proves to be measured in days, hours or minutes. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Apr 21, 2010 - 6:03 AM PDT
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Edited by: Kaizar Campwala - Apr 21, 2010 - 8:24 AM PDT

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by Dan Kennedy - Apr. 24, 2010

Through dogged reporting, examples and quotes from the principals themselves, Leibovich shows Mike Allen and his colleagues at Politico to be a malign force on Washington, encouraging political journalism that is superficial, insidery, and deeply biased toward power and the status quo.

I worked with Leibovich at the Boston Phoenix in the early 1990s. I like him and respect him. He is not a personal friend, and thus I see no problem with my reviewing his work. But in the interest of full disclosure, there you have it.

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