Category Archives: Axios

And you mugs thought I would be a bad influence on Seattle?

Axios’ Seattle edition tells us that since I moved to here, Seattle is swearing less. “Seattle nice” strikes again. Driving the news: A new survey of 30 cities finds that Seattle is one of the places where residents swear the … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, but Axios —the outlet with the strange emboldening and enigmatic bullet usage— has agreed to sell to Cox Enterprises of Atlanta in a deal valued at $525 million. From their … Continue reading

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Our Failed Political Press ™

Axios’ morning email thingie: Engagement with news plunged during the first half of this year compared to the first half of 2021 — and in some cases has fallen below pre-pandemic levels, Axios’ Neal Rothschild and Sara Fischer write. Tell … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Axios Presents A Both Sides Master Class Guys, Axios tells us something we already knew, but they have their Smart Brevity ® way of telling us about it with lotsa graphs and stuff (which I am not … Continue reading

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Pandemic is Over According To Axios, Who Knew?

Axios tells us —between coughing fits— that Americans believe that the Trump-Virus is over. Get a load of this: Less than one in 10 Americans now describe COVID-19 as a crisis — with about three in four calling it a manageable … Continue reading

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Moscow Mitch Boxed In By Reporter

Jonathan Swann is a great interviewer because he doesn’t let up: The best part of this exchange is that @LeaderMcConnell seems to be genuinely befuddled that one might expect him to have a moral red line. He literally can't come … Continue reading

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Covid is Not Done With Us, and also: Both Sides!

Der Tiger Beat auf dem Potomac (thanks Charlie, with an assist from MPS Patron Saint Watertiger) leads their morning email thing with the shocking news that the Trump-Virus is still with us —who knew?— as it has super-spread from the … Continue reading

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Oops: Axios Fogets To Both Sides Jan. 6 Commemoration

It’s all clicks and ratings to our Failed Political Press ™ and they couldn’t be happier as Axios breathlessly promotes that Steve Bannon and Hair Füror will bring their combined black hole, er, star power to Merde-a-Lardo to “counter-program” the … Continue reading

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Our Failed Political Press Announces The New Normal

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie) morning email thingie is allegedly the most read newsletter by our elite political press and is said with some credibility to frame the news of the day (Hot Takes and Win The Morning!), … Continue reading

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Our Failed Political Press Fails, Part Infinity

The framing of this Axios story bothers me (weird formatting is theirs): Scoop: Biden bombs with Manchin President Biden failed to persuade Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to agree to spending $3.5 trillion on the Democrats’ budget reconciliation package during their … Continue reading

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