Michael Calderone

Michael Calderone


Politico senior media reporter. Previous reporting at HuffPost; taught at NYU, Princeton. mcalderone@politico.com

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Mike Bloomberg sits down Friday with Gayle King on “CBS This Morning" for first TV interview since getting in the race.

Zucker notes valid criticism of 2016 coverage in discussing why CNN's done nearly 50 town halls this cycle:

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"Just uttering the word 'partisan' is media Prozac: It soothes journalists’ angst about not being perceived as inoffensively neutral," writes @Sulliview 

"What they are running is not a traditional war room but more of an anti-impeachment talking-point factory built for an impeachment battle playing out in a frenetic news cycle that burns through half a dozen fresh revelations a day"

That FT story on Bloomberg Terminal shortcut reminds me of Feb item on how Bloomberg's employees could get Mike's revised book to their desks:

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There will now be a Pulitzer for Audio Reporting, its first new category since 2007

Biden says the media has been wrong on the direction of Democratic party

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News orgs are getting better at not reflexively amplifying Trump’s false claims on their Twitter feeds, per @mmfa  Though still an issue:

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Media need to do better than "Trump says” or “Trump tweets” or “Trump claims” headline if what he’s offering has no connection to reality.

In the past two weeks, reporters have been arrested, pinned against a wall, and now body slammed -- all for trying to ask a question.

NYT found the president "participated in dubious tax schemes," including "outright fraud," in its year-long investigation. Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, and Fox News Sunday ignored it:

Both still attended the NBC/MSNBC after party:

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CNN’s @jaketapper  says the White House and top House and Senate Republicans have refused to come on his show for the fourth week in a row

"Characterizing people as vermin has historically been a precursor to murder and genocide."

North Carolina is “no longer considered to be a fully functioning democracy.”

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A well-known writer accusing the president of sexual assault didn’t make the front page of several major papers:

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