The ubiquitous Gabe Sherman has a nice, lengthy piece up over at TNR about the spectacular rise of Politico. A rise made all the more spectacular for having occurred during the same time frame that has seen the demise of print journalism everywhere.
“There’s no question they had a singular impact. They came out of nowhere in a matter of months and forced themselves into the conversation,” says the Times‘ Baker. “Politico occupies a space The Washington Post should have occupied. If there is anyone who writes obsessively about politics, it should be the Washington newspaper.”
This ‘occupation’ however appears to be rubbing some people the wrong way. The New York Times‘ Bill Keller had this not so flattering thing to say about Politico‘s approach to reporting: