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  We just invented a new word and it is plagiarism

National Review Burnishes ‘Serious Journalism’ Rep By Hiring Disgraced Plagiarist Benny Johnson

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If you were concerned that hack plagiarist Benny Johnson, Buzzfeed’s former viral politics editor and laughing stock of the internet — which he loves :) — would disappear into oblivion and fade from our memories, pinch your collective selves and quit your daydreaming because it turns out that there is still one cockroach-infested corner of the internet that thinks Benny would make a fine addition to its staff, and it is National Review! Read more on National Review Burnishes ‘Serious Journalism’ Rep By Hiring Disgraced Plagiarist Benny Johnson…
  twits

It Is Not Very Hard To Get Kicked Out Of A Politico Party Apparently

Tampa, Day Something — We had just gotten a small glass of Bulleit (the greatest bourbon) from the very sweet twenty-nothing barkeep, when a lady, who just moments before had gotten what looked to be a lovely pinot grigio, walked over and told us the bar was closed. Oh, okay, certainly! we said as we paused to take a sip. “No the bar is closed now,” she explained, and the dozen people standing with their drinks waited for us to put down our glass and let security escort us to the elevator. Apparently, we got kicked out of a Politico party for tweeting mean things? That is weird, right? Is that weird? Like, don’t put a hashtag in front of people and then expect them not to call you barfy? That is just how hashtags work! Read more on It Is Not Very Hard To Get Kicked Out Of A Politico Party Apparently…
  today in jews

Eric Cantor: Yeah, We’ve Got Some Anti-Semites In the House GOP

How’s jolly warrior Eric Cantor going to bat for his House GOP colleagues today? Oh, just by acknowledging that there’s an anti-Semitism problem among House GOP members. Hmm. Perhaps there have been moments of discomfort for our beloved Majority Leader, the only Jewish Republican in the House? Read more on Eric Cantor: Yeah, We’ve Got Some Anti-Semites In the House GOP…
  bff breakdowns

Weird Creeper Ben Quayle Upsets Politico By Mentioning They’re Terrible

Our terrible news media and terrible politicians like to get together for fancy dinners sometimes to dress up nice and feel glamorous and very lightly poke fun at how terrible they all are. Last night, indecisive but would-be serial killer Ben Quayle opened his sad effort at reading jokes he paid a guy to write for him by observing how awful Politico is. After spending all night crying about this, Mike Allen responded today by pretending the crowd didn’t laugh and was positively AGHAST that anyone would criticize Politico’s long tradition of excellent journalism. But really he just thought Quayle was his best friend. Read more on Weird Creeper Ben Quayle Upsets Politico By Mentioning They’re Terrible…
  sausage making

BREAKING: POLITICO FINDS OUT ABOUT BEN QUAYLE’S MUSCLES

Guess what? Politico got to talk to Ben Quayle! Ooh, what is he like? Do you think he’ll like Politico? Will he want to be friends with them and stuff? He’s so cool because he’s the only member of Congress who hasn’t had at least one bout with prostate cancer in his life so far. Everything about this is disgusting. Who are these people? Is Ben Quayle lying about having a dog now? Has Mike Allen ever had a better orgasm than the one he has when Ben Quayle tells him he reads his 3 am newsletter? Read more on BREAKING: POLITICO FINDS OUT ABOUT BEN QUAYLE’S MUSCLES…
  journalistic negligence

Is Mike Allen’s War-Zone Disrespect of Joe Biden Reason For Forced Retirement?

Joe Biden opened his heart to chronic e-mail forwarder Mike Allen during a three-day trip to Iraq over Independence Day Weekend. From these conversations, Allen discerned that Biden is a “pol’s pol” who “emphasized the human connection in discussing his Washington relationships,” and that the Biden war administration “has no intention of deviating from its timelines, and instead will declare success on its own terms,” whatever that means! Read more on Is Mike Allen’s War-Zone Disrespect of Joe Biden Reason For Forced Retirement?…
  everyone loves reading books

MORE BOOKS FOREVER: Mark Leibovich, the same New York Times writer that put together that insanely insider-y, obnoxious 8,000-word profile of Politico‘s Mike Allen because they’re friends, is apparently so DISTURBED by the “media-industrial complex” of Washington — it’s reached “a tipping point of self-celebration,” he writes — that he will now write a book about it, condemning everyone. He’s right, and it’s great that somebody’s writing that book! But does he remember that, again, he just wrote an insanely insider-y, obnoxious 8,000 word New York Times profile of his friend, the Politico reporter who sends out e-mails every morning? [Observer] Read more on …
  sexytime

POLITICO, Jonas Brothers To Get Gay-Married?

Oh ho ho! We won’t ask for details. What are the details, though?? Did the Jonas Brothers get access to Mike Allen’s top secret masturbatorium and underground network of slave-operated Sugar Caves? [Twitter] Read more on POLITICO, Jonas Brothers To Get Gay-Married?…
  sure go after the guy's dead father

NYT Magazine: Is Mike Allen Weird Because His Dad Was a Bircher?

The “gotcha” part of the NYT “takedown” of Politico/Mike Allen is so pathetic, we feel bad for Mike Allen. Turns out his dad, who died a quarter-century ago, was a wingnut who wrote John Birch crap and was suspicious of government! Sort of like EVERY OTHER DAD IN ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Conversely, Mike Allen enjoys writing about Washington power structures, and knowing the people involved. Outrage? Anyway, that’s the “takedown” that explains this earlier bit (page three? page seven?) about Mike Allen being creepy/private. Read more on NYT Magazine: Is Mike Allen Weird Because His Dad Was a Bircher?…
  win the convo

Hilarious One-Paragraph History of Politico’s News-Invention Morning-Win Technique

We’re now about eight nine pages into this very long NYT magazine thing about The Politico, and it’s mostly the stuff you know about — the funny cartoon video somebody made, all the reporters who quit, etc. But there’s one crucial bit of Win the Morning hilarity we must share with you, as it succinctly describes the entire news process at The Politico, which consists of “make up something, let it bounce around Washington a few hours, and then breathlessly report the official denial.” Read more on Hilarious One-Paragraph History of Politico’s News-Invention Morning-Win Technique…
  not actually winning the morning

EXPLOSIVE ARTICLE ABOUT POLITICAL WEBSITE/PAPER TO ROCK INTERNET’S FOUNDATIONS

We’re going to admit something here, before the New York Times Magazine news article about Washington webzine sweatshop “The Politico” changes the very nature of Time/Space: We do not read Mike Allen’s daily email, and we don’t look at the Politico unless we absolutely have to — like, say, when a hundred readers keep sending the same link every two minutes, which is an Important Bat Signal for certain editors who lack the masochistic streak necessary for actually looking at political blogs. Read more on EXPLOSIVE ARTICLE ABOUT POLITICAL WEBSITE/PAPER TO ROCK INTERNET’S FOUNDATIONS…
  important journalism things

NYT Magazine Releases Big Expose On Politico & Mike Allen?

Or is that story still several weeks away? It’s hard to tell what this ten-Internet-page article about queer fur-ducks & bunnies is an allegory for. Let’s go with “Mike Allen and Dick Cheney.” [NYT Magazine] Read more on NYT Magazine Releases Big Expose On Politico & Mike Allen?…
  NC-17

THE SAGA OF MIKE ALLEN, COMING SOON: DIRTY DIRTY SECRETS are on the way from the very important New York Times Magazine, and its excellent Mark Leibovich: “Politico scribes are buzzing about an upcoming NYT magazine piece by Mark Leibovich. Leibovich has interviewed many reporters at Politico for what is expected to be a lengthy piece on the publication that focuses primarily on reporter Mike Allen… The expectation is that the NYT will take several harsh shots at Politico but that it will largely validate the power of Allen and his daily Playbook.” Prepare to navel-gaze, Political Internets. [Fishbowl DC] Read more on …
  must credit wonkette

EXCLUSIVE: Wonkette Interviews Guy Who Made That Funny Politico Video Cartoon

The greatest political satire of the decade — this funny animated movie about the Politico — appeared yesterday on some Web 2.6 internet website we’d never heard of before. So, being Washington journalists who WIN THE MOTHERFUCKING MORNING, we tracked down the writer and director, a “Peter Smith,” if that is his real name. And then we met in a wooded park in Vienna and exchanged Gmail chats through a “dead drop.” Read more on EXCLUSIVE: Wonkette Interviews Guy Who Made That Funny Politico Video Cartoon…
  today in news

POLITICO’s Investimagative Journamalist Discovers Terrible Obama Secret

Well shucks, it’s past 4 p.m. and your Wonkette is only now getting to the POLITICO‘s win of the morning, if not the past 100 years: Barack Obama is secretly planning to run again, in 2012 — this time for President of the United States. As if there were no deficits! How did the other newspapers miss this?? [James Joyner] Read more on POLITICO’s Investimagative Journamalist Discovers Terrible Obama Secret…