A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 05, 2016
Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Politico nickname)

Politico is a website that specializes in American politics. Charles P. Pierce of Esquire magazine has dubbed it “Tiger Beat on the Potomac” since 2912. Tiger Beat is a teen fan magazine that gives fawning coverage of stars; the Potomac River runs through Washington, DC.

Pierce explained on December 11, 2012:

“One of my primary criticisms of Tiger Beat On The Potomac has been that the entire enterprise has been dedicated totally to gossip, triviality, and Drudge-baiting to the exclusion of what’s actually going on in the country to the people these politics are supposed to serve.”


Wikipedia: Politico
Politico is an American political-journalism organization based in Arlington County, Virginia, that covers politics and policy in the United States and internationally. It distributes content via television, the Internet, The Politico newspaper, and radio. Its coverage in Washington, D.C. includes the U.S. Congress, lobbying, media and the Presidency.

Wikipedia: Tiger Beat
Tiger Beat is an American teen fan magazine marketed primarily to adolescent girls. It is currently published by TigerBeat Media, LLC, of New York, New York, which also produces its sister publication, BOP.

Esquire
Out on the Weekend
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE OCT 12, 2012
(...)
If you want the perfect distillation of why we mock Politico so often around these parts as Tiger Beat on the Potomac, you can’t do much better than this sentence right here: ...

Twitter
Elliott Hall
‏@TheLastDantes
@NedHartley Charlie Pierce calls that rag ‘Tiger Beat on the Potomac,’ with good reason.
6:36 AM - 17 Oct 2012

Esquire
Things In Politico That Make Me Want To Guzzle Antifreeze, Point Of No Return Edition
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
DEC 11, 2012
72
One of my primary criticisms of Tiger Beat On The Potomac has been that the entire enterprise has been dedicated totally to gossip, triviality, and Drudge-baiting to the exclusion of what’s actually going on in the country to the people these politics are supposed to serve.

Washington (DC) Examiner
Speakeasy: Esquire bops Politico
By ALICIA M. COHN • 2/19/13 12:00 AM
“Tiger Beat On The Potomac”

- Esquire political writer Charles P. Pierce’s nickname for Politico.

Esquire
Tiger Beat on the Potomac Finally Crosses Over
Politico, foremost practitioner of Washington’s current courtier press, goes from mere triviality into outright obscenity

BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
SEP 5, 2014

Frankly Curious
Charlie Pierce’s Clever Names for Things
by Frank Moraes
Charlie Pierce is a great political observer. He is also funny as hell. In fact, I think he is more of a humorist than he is anything.
I’ve taken to noting different names he has for people, places, and things. Usually they are pretty clear, but sometimes they take a bit of unpacking. Many of these go back years. I’m not sure that they are all his, but I figure most of them are. Some of them like “Tiger Beat on the Potomac” are widely used.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, July 05, 2016 • Permalink