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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton likes the Stones. . . . The Times, reporting on her Far East trip, passes along this gem . . . Appearing on a popular Indonesian television show, Mrs. Clinton was asked to name her favorite performing artists — she said the Beatles and the Rolling Stones — but politely declined to sing.
We decided to fact-check . . .
Given the rather bizarre debate between Yglesias and Ezra over Politico, this episode puts it all in perspective - Politico is basically a bad Page 6 for Beltway types - without, so far, the racist cartoons. It covers trivia and gossip - at best, a People Magazine for pols. It really does not merit a discussion of its journalistic qualities. It is not a journalistic enterprise.
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