Glenn Greenwald (Salon): Who funds and runs the Politico? So the President and CEO of The Politico worked in multiple positions in the Reagan White House, and was continuously promoted until he rose to the level of Assistant to the President. And his close connection to the Reagan family and the Reagan presidency continues through today. Are we supposed to treat this fact as irrelevant or something when assessing what The Politico is and what type of political coverage it churns out?
This certainly came as news to me as well. And it’s absolutely, plainly relevant for readers.
How does this differ from the Republican leanings of Dean SIngleton, whose company now owns a vast number of newspapers in America? The difference is that the sole coverage area of the Politico is politics. Suppose General Motors bought the Detroit News and Free Press.
The Politico has, it seems to me, shown a somewhat rightward tilt. That’s fine, but the site should also be practicing a bit more transparency.