A Disturbance In The Farce

May the Doxie Be With You!

Axios, which sprang fully formed out of Politico tells us that Politico is about to have competition from yet another group of employees leaving the gossip death star:

Three of Politico’s biggest reporting stars plan to launch a competitor to the company’s Politico Playbook franchise, sources tell me.

Why it matters:  Jake Sherman, Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan will launch a daily newsletter in 2021 as a stand-alone company, the sources say. In effect, they will be competing against the Playbook franchise they helped create and grow.

[Ed. Note: just like when Jim VandeHei and Mike ‘Payola’ Allen left Politico, which they co-founded, to co-found Axios…]

  • The newsletter will include a heavy focus on Capitol Hill reporting, given the expertise of the trio, but it’s not designed to be a carbon copy of Politico’s flagship newsletter Playbook.
  • The new venture will include other offerings aside from the newsletter.
  • Sherman and Palmer have been soliciting emails via social media to get set up quickly after they depart.

Seriously, how many gossip sheets does one company town need?

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4 Responses to A Disturbance In The Farce

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    Gonna call it the “Ink-wirer,” I’d imagine

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  2. MDavis says:

    “Seriously, how many gossip sheets does one company town need?”
    In that town? Always one more, Tengrain.

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  3. roket says:

    Tea Parler?

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