Today, Time magazine published “Bitter Pill,” Steven Brill’s 36 page cover story on America’s health care system. But the 24,000 word piece, which is the longest article by one writer ever published in the magazine, was originally going to be the cover of last month’s relaunched The New Republic, reports Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone. And Mr. Brill has no kind words to say about TNR‘s editor in chief and Facebook billionaire Chris Hughes, who bought the magazine last year, or his decision to put an interview with President Barack Obama on the cover of the relaunch instead of his story. Read More
Just after 4 p.m. last Thursday, several New York City political reporters received an odd telephone call at their desks and on their cell phones.
“During your next election,” insisted a woman’s recorded voice, “when you are choosing which consultant to help you with your campaign mail, remember that Jim Spencer and the Campaign Network Read More
FishbowlDC editor Betsy Rothstein called out the Washington Post on Monday with a blog post that accused the paper of taking two stories from other outlets without attribution — Politico’s story about Keith Olbermann’s campaign contributions and FishbowlDC’s scoop about the ouster of TBD.com editor Jim Brady.
WaPo reporter David Montgomery’s article Read More