Pastor Terry JonesThere's a media story behind the tragic murders of 24 people in Afghanistan, killed amid riots against United Nations works and citizens of Afghanistan on account of the Koran burning ceremony held by Florida pastor Terry Jones. At his small southern church, Jones burned the ... More >>
Though his contract is not up until December, early 2011 has seen its share of speculation about the fate of Glenn Beck and his hugely successful Fox News show. Both Beck's camp, namely his company Mercury Radio Arts, and the Fox News side have flexed in the press to prove that neither really ... More >>
First of all, if you click on this, you will have wasted one of your 20 monthly free New York Times articles on something about white male bloggers. That's because in addition to a new website about addiction from Radar founder Maer Roshan, which went up with little-to-no build-up, today is a ... More >>
When we last hated ourselves enough to spend any time at all thinking about Fox News' best host that cries, Glenn Beck, his people and his bosses were both floating the idea that neither needed the other. Beck's (amazing) ratings have dipped and his shtick has worn a little thin, Fox News whi ... More >>
Two of the missing NYT journalistsOn Friday, the New York Times was told that four of its reporters being held by government forces in Libya would be freed. Meanwhile, bombing commenced from allied forces and Gaddafi's troops struck back against their own people in the embattled African natio ... More >>
Steve Rattner, raw hunkSteve Rattner, the super financier just charged in an Andrew Cuomo civil suit with fraudulently bilking the state's pension fund, has obtained a written promise from People magazine that he will appear in next year's issue of the sexiest men.
Liz Sporkin, executive ed ... More >>
Rattner's FollyEx-auto bailout king Steve Rattner is reportedly settling his pay-to-play charges stemming from his state pension fund schemes with the Securities Exchange Commission. He'll take a two-year bar from the securities markets, plus ante up $6 million, says the Wall Street Journal.
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NY1Harry Wilson, the Republican candidate for state comptroller, may not be preparing to turn the extraordinary praise he gets in Steve Rattner's new book, Overhaul, into a TV ad or mailer. But Rattner's remarkable account of Wilson's skillful and tireless contribution to the Obama auto-indus ... More >>
So, while we wait to find out if anybody actually cares about any of this besides some media junkies and the players involved, it's worth noting that The Newspaper War has been a particularly dirty one! How dirty? Funny you should ask.
A pair of New York City political powerhouses took major public hits today in Andrew Cuomo's latest round of sanctions in his pension fund fraud investigation.
The biggest is Steve Rattner, the ex-Times reporter who counts Mike Bloomberg and Arthur Sulzberger Jr. among his close pals. Here's ... More >>
Michael Barbaro and Tim Arango have only shared two bylines in their Times careers.
On Saturday, the two reported that Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman "is considering" a run for Kirsten Gillibrand's U.S. Senate seat. In August 2008, they broke the story that Mike Bloomberg had been hold ... More >>
David Yassky, the Brooklyn councilman running for comptroller in the September 29 runoff, was greeting voters at the 72nd Street subway stop last night, standing on that island in the middle of Broadway. It was getting close to 7 p.m. and the rush hour crowd had shrunk to a handful. I told hi ... More >>
The Times is really feeling the financial heat. We have just seen an email from its Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Times Regional Media Group, Michael Golden, informing staff that the New York Times Company
Foundation is suspending its grant-making and the matching gifts program. T ... More >>