The Times put together a hefty 9/11 memorial package, but it’s Paul Krugman’s wacky, early morning Opinionator post that tops the most viewed.
“Te atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. [Sic] Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror,” Mr. Krugman wrote. He did not enable comments on the post.
Controversial! We’d love to know what public editor Arthur Brisbane thinks, but he must have been unaware of the forthcoming Krugman bombshell, because he interviewed the very sane new executive editor Jill Abramson instead.
Turns out Ms. Abramson worries about poaching: “Sometimes I just feel we took our eyes off making someone know how important and appreciated they are, and therefore left them vulnerable to being picked off,” she told Arthur Brisbane in an interview which has been condensed and edited. [NY Times]
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called a 25 year-old Boston Herald reporter investigating her spending “that little girl,” now regrets it. [Poynter]
Times fashion scribe Cathy Horyn published a fashion week must-see list, everyone who was left off is pretending not to be pissed about it. [WWD]
Glenn Beck’s GBTV launches today. It has 230,000 subscribers, which is a lot less than his millions of Fox News viewers, but it is “on track to bring in $20 million in revenue in its first year.” And despite the fact that Mr. Beck no longer works for Fox News parent company News Corp, the Wall Street Journal still publishes his press releases. [WSJ]