Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

The Daily News’ gossip page continues to hammer away at what it calls “the rapidly imploding down-market New York Post” over yesterday’s Post front page alleging that Eliot Spitzer sucked his topless girlfiriend’s toes in a hot tub at a Jamaican resort.

Mr. Spitzer and girlfriend Lis Smith had already checked out of the hotel when the alleged incident occurred and were watching the Cincinnati Bengals game at a nearby restaurant at the time, the News reports. But the Post‘s Tara Palmeri, who wrote the original story, stands by it, tweeting: “I reported that Spitzer-Smith checked out on Sunday, just bc you check out doesn’t mean you can’t use the tub. They had evening flight.” (The New York Daily News)

As promised, The New York Times unveiled its website makeover today. With native advertising! (The New York Times/Adweek)

The New York Times also got their hands on a copy of Gabriel Sherman’s much-anticipated book about Roger Ailes. Apparently, Mr. Ailes said “I want to elect the next president” and called Bill O’Reilly “a book salesman with a TV show” (and there is plenty more gems like that: the book is 560 pages long). But a Fox News spokesperson is already calling charges in the book false, despite not having read the clearly unauthorized biography. (The New York Times)

Bob Costas said that NBC’s Olympic coverage won’t ignore Russia’s Anti-Gay laws. (Huffington Post)

Brian Williams was either meeting with an agent about moving over into comedy or late-night or having lunch with a friend who happens to be an agent. (New York Post)