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The Story of Rahm Stepping Down – Fact Vs. Hype


Where do media outlets stand on White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s so-called plans to step down due to alleged friction between he and President Obama?

A sampling of headlines:

Vanity Fair: Rahm Emanuel to Leave White House? Nope, Say Rahm Emanuel and White House
Yahoo! News: Is Rahm Emanuel eyeing the exit?
CBS News: Rahm Emanuel says Report He’s Quitting is “B.S.”
WSJ: Rahm on the Run Rahm on the way out?
WaPo: New rumors – and a sign? – of Rahm’s departure
RedState: WH nervously denies Rahmbo cut-and-run
Politics Daily: Rahm Emanuel: Report That He Is Leaving White House Is ‘B.S.’
Washington Examiner: Report: Rahm Emanuel to leave White House as Chief of Staff
Salon: Paper: Rahm Emanuel will eventually quit
The Atlantic: Marc Ambinder: “Rahm has said publicly and repeatedly that his shelf life as COS is two years. So the reports to this effect are not new and not surprising.”
Newsweek: Don’t Believe the Hype: Rahm Emanuel Not About to Step Down
Politico: Pushback: Emanuel allies say he might stay till 2011

TPM had a special note from Editor Josh Marshall:
In essence: …“I have no idea if or when Rahm is going to resign. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if he did. But. But, and it’s a big ‘but’, if I had a nickel for every big scoop on American politics published by one of the big UK dailies that turned out to be nonsense and based on nothing, well … I’d be a rich man.”

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