Origin and meaning of "Picayune Polit-Bureau"?

I know little to nothing about this term. I've heard it tossed around in political circles. A little help here? :)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I'm guessing the Picayune is a reference to the New Orleans paper Times-Picayune. (Picayune comes from the name of a Spanish coin and means something trivial or of small value).

    The Politburo is "short for Political Bureau. The term originates from the Russian Politicheskoye Buro, which contracts to Politburo. A Politburo is the executive organization for a number of political parties, most notably for Communist Parties."

    I'm guessing some people are trying to imply that the views taken by the Times-Picayune's editorial broad are highly left wing.

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