Along with quite a few other people, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has now been successfully trolled by Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane, having dignified the paper’s ombudsman tonight with a response after he incited a brouhaha of populist outrage with a poorly-worded column published earlier today. Read More
As the fallout from last week’s reveal of our Media Power Bachelor and Bachelorette lists continues to unfold—and then some—we took note of one of the more famous names to publicly acknowledge having made our list, the openly gay and supposedly taken CNN anchor Don Lemon. In a column penned for CNN’s website today, Mr. Lemon clears up any misconceptions one might have about his marital status (or his inclusion on the list). Read More
SO: THAT HAPPENED. On Monday and Tuesday, we rolled out our 2011 Media Power Bachelors and Media Power Bachelorettes. You responded with a lot, in the way of Tweets, comments, vocal arguments, outrage, praise, and even in one case, a single-serving site that falls somewhere between utterly brilliant and generally disturbing. But the best stuff didn’t see the light of day so much as the shadowy cave-like email in-boxes from whence these lists emerged. Until now. After the jump, some statistics, some post-game highlights, some omissions, and of course: a whole lot of id, shipped directly our way over email. Read More
Peter King took to Fox this morning as a counterpoint to Sen. Richard Durbin’s hearings on Muslim Civil Rights–hearings that were in turn a counterpoint to King’s own hearings on Muslim radicalization.
King took great exception to Durbin’s hearings, arguing that they were unnecessary, and worse, that better time would be spent investigating Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg received a very mixed reception at commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire this afternoon in the West Village.
Although the mayor was greeted with a smattering of applause, he was booed and heckled throughout his four-minute speech before several thousands labor supporters who gathered in front of Read More
Earlier today, in response to census data that shows that New York has about 200,000 less people than originally thought, Sen. Chuck Schumer said, “The Census Bureau has never known how to count urban populations and needs to go back to the drawing board. It strains credulity to believe that New York City has grown Read More
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos has been an across-the-aisle ally of Governor Andrew Cuomo in recent months, and today, the Long Island Republican continued that support with praise for the governor’s budget proposal.
“I applaud Governor Cuomo for keeping his commitments to reduce spending and to not raise taxes,” Skelos said in a statement. “The Read More
Bloomberg administration officials feared for the worst when Andrew Cuomo prepared to unveil his FY 2011-2012 budget, and today, some of those worst fears were realized.
Cuomo’s initial budget zeroes out the city’s revenue sharing again, after the city was promised that the funds would be restored during last year’s budget cuts. Plus, Cuomo’s budget Read More
The state’s powerful health care lobby came out quickly and loudly against Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget today, saying that “if enacted it will decimate New York’s health care infrastructure, threaten access to care, and harm communities everywhere.”
“We understand the severity of New York’s fiscal crisis, and we are committed to working with Governor Cuomo Read More
New York’s other statewide elected officials–Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli both released statements in the wake of Andrew Cuomo’s first budget address, and they differ in much the way you would expect considering the governor’s history with both men.
Cuomo was a quiet backer of Schneiderman’s primary opponent, Nassau County District Attorney Read More