Political posts of the day

"Hands up, don't quote," is how CNN's Jonathan Wald billed New York TimesMargaret Sullivan reconsidering her August post on Ferguson, reversing her previous stance to conclude their coverage of conflicting accounts "wasn’t false balance. It was an effort to get both sides” (220+ shares as of this writing but climbing upward in trending tweets among journalists). "Who will ombud the ombudsman?" tweets New York Magazine's Jonathan ChaitFast Company's Jeff Chu pronounces her "willingness to admit error contributes enormously to her cred."

On to politics, Hillary Clinton "lied a little bit about only emailing gov't colleagues at their work emails," points out The Daily Dot's Eric Geller. "Classic detail on Clinton email: the one she sent to Policy Planning chief Jake Sullivan asking him to print article," notices Politico's Susan Glasser. Right on cue, The New Yorker unveiled a new cover bearing Clintonian Emoji, albeit sans an appropriate #emailgate emoji (200+). Hillary's son-in-law was cut no slack, either, after finding himself in the harsh spotlight of the New York Times piece "a Hedge Fund in the Family"  (1,300+).

Lest you think Barack Obama's day is any better, the actual, sitting President of the United States is polling lower than fictional, murderous president Frank Underwood (550+). Plus, Obamacare is five years old, and Americans still think it includes death panels (1,000+).

Ted Cruz officially threw his hat into the ring (please don't hurt us for invoking the cliché, Poynter) at midnight this morning (8,000 shares and climbing). Of note: "@SenTedCruz talks about his mom breaking glass ceiling, surrounded by wife and daughters throughout, in this video," remarks Bloomberg's Jon Allen. Here's why Cruz announced in Virginia and two weeks before Rand Paul, bucking conventional superstition to become the first official 2016 candidate (900+). "Fun fact: no first announcer has won since '52," muses Heather Smith, also with Bloomberg News.

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