(KBET Radio) Remember Politico?
The site took another big hit Friday morning when it lost Maggie Haberman, who is going to the NYT and taking her unmatched Hillary Clinton coverage with her. NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet did warn in a recent memo that they'd carefully make a few outside hires after a recent spate of layoffs and buyouts.
In recent months, Politico has made a lot of serious changes, including positioning Susan Glasser in the suburban Virginia bureau as editor. John Harris, meanwhile, is still editor-in-chief in title, but has fled to Brussels to start up Politico Europe — taking a page out of Breitbart News' playbook.
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Even President Obama questioned Politico‘s decision to set up shop in Europe, saying at a recent White House press briefing, "I have no doubt that what Brussels needs is a version of Politico," he cracked with obvious sarcasm. At least one Politico reporter, Jennifer Epstein, missed the joke.