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Have been following a bit of the US presidential election campaign recently so began searching for the main websites that do the reporting.
Found one called "Politico" which sounds quite neutral on the surface and which obviously was part of the intent in choosing the name.
However, it took all of about 5 seconds to realize it is nothing more than a right-wing rag, written by Republicans in another one of their attempts to con American voters.
Who funds and runs the Politico?
A longtime Reaganite is the president and CEO of the Politico.
Are we supposed to believe that to be irrelevant to its political coverage?
By Glenn Greenwald
It definitely relates.
Why media neutrality over the US presidential election is fuelling lies
Journalists' failure to challenge Paul Ryan's Tampa speech showed the lack of rigour and challenge
Politics of Clint Eastwood's empty chair
Clint Eastwood's rambling speech to an empty chair in Tampa, Florida, was more than just awkward performance art on a political stage.
It actually provided a useful metaphor for one of the most nauseating aspects of this presidential election -- the growing gap between narrative and facts.
One of my favorite quotes is by the late, great Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan: "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." But because of the rise of partisan media, amplified by the echo chamber of the Internet and talk radio, today everyone comes to civic debates armed with their own facts.