The Daily News staff finally moved back into their headquarters at 4 New York Plaza today, a little over a year after Hurricane Sandy forced them out of their downtown offices. Read More
Lawyers for David Michael Miranda, partner of Glenn Greenwald, are challenging the legality of Mr. Miranda’s nine-hour detention at Heathrow Airport on his way back to Brazil in August.
At the time, officials seized Mr. Miranda’s computer, phone, and memory sticks containing around 58,000 encrypted Snowden-related files. His lawyers are arguing that his rights were violated, but British officials say Mr. Miranda’s materials could “aid terrorism and put lives at risk.” Nothing new here, folks! (The New York Times) Read More
Something strange was going on over at FoxNews.com this afternoon.
The site’s top story—what appeared to be video of yesterday’s New Jersey shooting incident—was oddly captioned with the headline, “WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE,” followed by the sub-head “STUFF YO.” Furthermore, clicking on the link to the video just generated a blank, white box.
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It’s been Mission: Impossible for Lower East Side hotspot Mission Chinese Food.
Bowery Boogie recently discovered a notice taped to the window of Danny Bowien’s Orchard Street restaurant, announcing that the restaurant would be closed indefinitely:
Dear Patrons and neighbors,
We regret to inform you that we will be closed until further Read More
In a culture where paying sources is generally frowned upon, NBC News is getting some serious flack for reportedly practicing “checkbook journalism” twice in one week. Most recently, the news organization has paid for exclusive rights to interview a group of skydivers who survived a plane crash. Last week, it was disclosed that NBC was negotiating a maybe-more-than-$100,000 deal with the family of kidnapping survivor Hannah Anderson for documentary rights. (The Washington Post) Read More
New York Times metro editor Wendell Jamieson said he was “surprised they took such a personal swipe” after reading yesterday’s editorial in the Daily News, which slammed the Times for not promptly covering the story of racial profiling at Macy’s and Barneys that the tabloid has been pushing since last week.
Last night, The Observer braved the spooky costumes—and even worse, the ironic ones—and headed down to the West Village for the annual Village Halloween Parade. Now in its 40th year, the parade is known as the nation’s largest public Halloween celebration and reportedly attracts a whopping two million spectators.
The parade was cancelled last year due to Read More
If you’re not covering the upscale department store racial profiling story quickly enough, be prepared to endure fiery wrath of the New York Daily News.
In an editorial published today, the tabloid slammed The New York Times for waiting until yesterday to cover the profiling allegations against Barneys and Macy’s that the News has been relentlessly pushing for a whole week. Read More
All those tales of press regulation in the UK aren’t actually as bad as they seem, says UK deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Dismissing Roger Alton’s claims that the regulations would put an end to 300 years of press freedom, Mr. Clegg said, “It was always up to the press. It is entirely voluntary. If the press don’t want to enter into this new system they don’t have to. Some significant parts of it have said they have got no intention of doing so.” (The Guardian) Read More
Arguably the most genius master plan of our generation has finally come to grand, green, sixteen-foot-tall fruition: Christopher Walken Rex is finally alive.