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(New York Magazine)   Some people accuse Politico of being an ideological rag, but nothing could be further from the truth. They'll gladly support agendas of any political stripe if the money is right   (nymag.com) divider line 15
    More: Fail, politicos, Jim VandeHei, payola, Erik Wemple, political agenda, truth  
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2013-12-04 12:45:33 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-04 12:46:08 PM  
Time for gun porn?
 
2013-12-04 12:50:37 PM  
I was wondering why I hadn't even heard of this, until I clicked through to the Washington Post article.

Turns out he was only shilling for big business interests, who own all the avenues to get the message out.
 
2013-12-04 12:56:21 PM  
The Mike Allen stuff isn't payola based on what people familiar with the situation have been saying. In a way it's worse. There is no quid pro quo because he seems to genuinely want to write puff pieces for the people who advertise on Politico because he's real life buddies with the leadership of these companies, and that makes the companies respond in kind.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/11/can-k-street-buy-mike-al l en.htm
 
2013-12-04 12:57:58 PM  
 
2013-12-04 12:58:55 PM  
And I will still gladly submit half of their front page daily to this site in the vain hopes of mocking them with 2-3 greenlights

/I have no shame
 
2013-12-04 01:04:05 PM  
What the hell kind of name is "VandeHei"? For that matter, what kind of name is "Wemple"?  Isn't it bad enough that the repubs are going to be running a Canadian citizen as their presidential candidate in 2016? Have space aliens taken over Politico?
 
2013-12-04 01:05:53 PM  

clambam: What the hell kind of name is "VandeHei"? For that matter, what kind of name is "Wemple"?  Isn't it bad enough that the repubs are going to be running a Canadian citizen as their presidential candidate in 2016? Have space aliens taken over Politico?


F*ck no. Like we want Politico.
 
2013-12-04 01:15:28 PM  
So, all we're doing here is haggling over price.
 
2013-12-04 01:20:37 PM  
gossip rag
 
2013-12-04 01:30:37 PM  

EyeballKid: So, all we're doing here is haggling over price.


A guy goes out for a drink, sees a pretty girl by the bar and says to her "Excuse me, miss, can I buy you a drink?" In an extremely loud voice she answers "ME go to bed with YOU?" Embarrassed, he sits down in a booth. A few minutes later the girl joins him and says "Please excuse that outburst. I'm a psychology major and I'm doing a study on the effects of embarrassment in public places." The guy says "FIFTY DOLLARS?!"
 
2013-12-04 02:08:53 PM  

clambam: What the hell kind of name is "VandeHei"?


I was hoping it was some of marriage monstrosity mashup, like Villaraigosa, but apparently it's a Dutch thing. The "Van" we're used to plus a contracted archaic form of "the" provides the "de". Thus, if I'm parsing this correctly, "VandeHei" is something to the effect of "from the heathland"
 
2013-12-04 03:16:36 PM  
There is a high likelihood that the themes explored in this article may contradict my chosen worldview.  Therefore I will dismiss it in its entirety as intellectually compromised.
 
2013-12-04 05:18:54 PM  

clambam: EyeballKid: So, all we're doing here is haggling over price.

A guy goes out for a drink, sees a pretty girl by the bar and says to her "Excuse me, miss, can I buy you a drink?" In an extremely loud voice she answers "ME go to bed with YOU?" Embarrassed, he sits down in a booth. A few minutes later the girl joins him and says "Please excuse that outburst. I'm a psychology major and I'm doing a study on the effects of embarrassment in public places." The guy says "FIFTY DOLLARS?!"


A guy goes into a bar and sees an overweight, unshaven, obviously down-on-his-luck loser sitting in the corner. Feeling pity, he goes over to the loser, and asks him "Can I buy you a drink?" "No, I don't drink," replies the loser. "Well, how about a lottery ticket?" "No, I don't gamble." "Then you must come home and have dinner with me and my wife." The loser doesn't want to, but finally, he agrees, and the wife cooks a delicious meal and everything's perfect. When the loser is leaving, he turns and asks the guy "Why did you have such kindness in your heart to invite me here?" The guy replies "Kindness? I just wanted my wife to see what a guy who doesn't drink and gamble looks like."
 
2013-12-04 07:16:13 PM  

phyrkrakr: clambam: EyeballKid: So, all we're doing here is haggling over price.

A guy goes out for a drink, sees a pretty girl by the bar and says to her "Excuse me, miss, can I buy you a drink?" In an extremely loud voice she answers "ME go to bed with YOU?" Embarrassed, he sits down in a booth. A few minutes later the girl joins him and says "Please excuse that outburst. I'm a psychology major and I'm doing a study on the effects of embarrassment in public places." The guy says "FIFTY DOLLARS?!"

A guy goes into a bar and sees an overweight, unshaven, obviously down-on-his-luck loser sitting in the corner. Feeling pity, he goes over to the loser, and asks him "Can I buy you a drink?" "No, I don't drink," replies the loser. "Well, how about a lottery ticket?" "No, I don't gamble." "Then you must come home and have dinner with me and my wife." The loser doesn't want to, but finally, he agrees, and the wife cooks a delicious meal and everything's perfect. When the loser is leaving, he turns and asks the guy "Why did you have such kindness in your heart to invite me here?" The guy replies "Kindness? I just wanted my wife to see what a guy who doesn't drink and gamble looks like."


I like that one!
 
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