New “Non-Partisan” Politico Has Democrats Running Scared


Liberal critics are raising concerns in response to a profile of the new owner of Politico, Mathias Döpfner.

The Washington Post published a lengthy article on Döpfner, the German media company Axel Springer SE CEO, that focused on his approach to the media business. He described buying Politico for about $1 billion in 2021 as his “largest and most counterintuitive investment.”

In a Tuesday interview, Döpfner stated that they want to demonstrate that being nonpartisan is the more successful approach.

While the Post called Döpfner’s politics a “mystery,” he had expressed support for then-President Trump in an email he had sent to close friends weeks before the 2020 election.

“Do we all want to get together for an hour in the morning on November 3 and pray that Donald Trump will again become President of the United States of America?” Döpfner wrote in an email blast.

The thought was a response to news reports that the Trump administration planned to sue Google for antitrust violations.

Döpfner initially disputed to the Post that he had authored that email in an odd conversation, claiming, “That’s intrinsically false… That doesn’t exist. It has never been sent and has never been even imagined.”

Döpfner said he might have written the email after seeing a printout of it, adding that it was an ironic, provocative statement in the circle of people who hate Donald Trump.

In the article, Döpfner said that Trump has been successful in five of his six primary goals, including “defending the free democracies” against China and Russia, putting financial pressure on NATO partners, enacting “tax changes,” pursuing peace in the Middle East and taking on tech monopolies. In Döpfner’s opinion, Trump’s weakness was dealing with climate change.

Despite the “flippant” email he acknowledged writing, the German businessman and journalist claims he has never supported Trump and instead identified as a “‘non-Jewish Zionist’ with “small-L liberal” tendencies.”

He once referred to Tesla CEO Elon Musk as one of the most inspiring persons he met and a son of his works for right-leaning tech tycoon Peter Thiel.
Liberal media figures and other detractors criticized Döpfner on social media and expressed concern for Politico’s survival.

“How long before his dishonesty and radical beliefs appear in Politico’s reporting?” Matthew Sheffield, a Young Turks correspondent, enquired.

The left thinks they are entitled to control of the media.