At Talking Points Memo today, Greg Sargent concedes that the whole Dowd-dateline dust-up "isn’t the hugest deal in the world" and doesn’t suggest any rules were broken, but asks, "If datelines are an ‘anachronism’ and an ‘affectation,’ why bother having them at all?"
Now, if Rosenthal doesn’t mind that Read More
So, in an intriguing development for those of us obsessed with bloggy things, here's what Josh Marshall's Talking Points Memo web site is going to look like after the relaunch that the Observer's Felix Gillette wrote about a while back.
It's kind of an interesting look, with the new front page featuring Read More
Ben explains who exactly should get thrown off John McCain’s Straight Talk Express.
Greg Sargent has further proof that George Pataki isn’t running for president: one of his top aides has gone to work for Rudy Giuliani.
Adam Nagourney discusses the impact of the Iraq War on the 2008 primaries.
Joe Read More
Greg Sargent has more on Bill Clinton’s criticism of the New York Times.
Rudy Giuliani will march in the big St. Patrick’s Day parade.
They’re teaching Ebonics in Rochester.
City Hall News criticized Democrats for selecting a candidate for Pete Grannis’ not-yet-vacated East Side Assembly seat.
Betsy Gotbaum won some Read More
On TPM Cafe, Greg Sargent has a flyer apparently put out by the Joe Lieberman campaign targeted to black voters. Under a picture of the senator in a semi-embrace with Bill Clinton, it notes his personal history with the civil rights movement and contrasts that with Ned Lamont’s membership, until recently, in a blindingly Read More
Greg Sargent, in his new side-gig at TPM Cafe, reports that gazillionaire George Soros will be hosting a Hamptons fund-raiser in August for the DNC.
“You may recall that Soros pledged to raise $75 million to defeat George Bush in 2004, a vow which inspired much muttering on the right about Soros’s Read More
For those of you who are interested, former City Politic columnist Greg Sargent has the culmination of a noteworthy, acrimonious exchange over Iraq coverage with former City Politic columnist Joe Klein here.
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For anyone who missed his tireless, Ahab-like efforts on the subject over the past few days, Observer alumnus Greg Sargent finally managed to extract a (sort-of) admission of c.v. inflation from Karl Zinsmeister, the former legislative assistant to Pat Moynihan who was recently named Assistant to the President on Domestic Policy.
Zinsmeister, the Read More
My old colleague Greg Sargent says that Tina Brown and Harold Evans will be (re)introducing Al Gore to a bunch of fancy-pants media types at a private dinner party at their place next Wednesday.
The idea of the dinner, Greg quotes one source as saying, is to showcase Gore to these opinion makers in Read More
Greg Sargent has another building block for my grand unified Clinton Murdoch theory:
Rupert’s “greatly expanding his involvement” with the Clinton Global Initiative, Bill’s Davos-on-Hudson. This is usually code for “buckets of money,” though perhaps it also means more Rupert face-time.
So the media mogul must have enjoyed himself last year, though Read More