On the debut of the Observer‘s first Media Couples Power List, those who enjoyed it in private found reason to loudly kvetch about the ethnicities of the subjects. Well, here at The New York Observer, the only color we see is Salmon. Some were also upset that some of the “couples” who made the list are now “divorced.” [Okay: fair enough.]
For a couple to make our media power couple list, they must:
1. Come to mind.
2. Work in print or online media.
3. Represent some kind of “power,” however superficially marginal it seems.
4. Navigate their way past the multitude of proprietary computations that went into this.
Generally however, we received positive feedback, both in private and public. To this writer alone, emails such as…
I LOVE IT SO MUCH I CAN BARELY CONTAIN MYSELF.
and god all of these people need a tan.
…and DMs like…
[REDACTED]?? Really? That amateur made it onto a NYC power list?
…appeared regularly for the next hour or five after we posted the list. It is something that both readers and subjects “openly deride, yet secretly delight in,” almost by rule-of-thumb. Many of those who made the list expressed (or feigned) astonishment at their perceived importance; some wrote sincerely kind emails and were flattered to have made it. At best, it represents a Salmon-tinted vantage point, which we’ll concede, is not as all-seeing as we’d like to think it is.
But yours is.
Or rather, the collective ‘yours’ is, given the sheer volume of suggestions that materialized in the post’s wake. Some were patently bad; others were trenchant observations, initially missed by us, by a wide mile. Either way, we’ve collected our addendum list, very often with your help.
Without further ado: the final installment of The New York Observer‘s Media Power Couples List 2011. Please enjoy, bask in their glory, bask in your own glory, or despise at will. Whatever you do, just do as you did on Wednesday, and click the everloving shit out of it.