After Bill Keller, the lame duck executive editor of The New York Times, wrote a column lamenting all the books written by Times writers, we thought some of these writers might be annoyed. We thought wrong.
“I laughed out loud,” wrote the business columnist Joe Nocera, author, with Bethany Maclean, of All the Read More
“Dan Abrams and I emailed a bit about possibly trading our Twitter handles,” said Dan Abrams, a writer/producer in New York, of an exchange with the ABC News analyst three years ago. “I probably would have—he was like, I’ll take you out to dinner. I wasn’t at a point where my name was Read More
We can all breathe a sigh of relief, now that the judgment has come down and failed to derail the future of humanity. Yes, The Hangover II will open today, despite the best efforts of Mike Tyson‘s copyright-happy tattoo artist to stand between America and her traditional Memorial Day blockbuster featuring full-frontal male nudity.
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It was Wednesday morning at 9:47 a.m. in the White House Press Briefing Room. The president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, took the podium. Major television networks had interrupted coverage to broadcast the president’s address. “Now, let me just comment, first of all, on the fact that I can’t get the networks Read More
Media and Tech
“French warplanes” is a phrase you don’t hear too often, so when we read it on the front page of The New York Times on Sunday, we knew it was time for another friendly invasion, or at least the punishing imposition of another no-fly zone, which given the deployment of the notoriously non-bellicose French pilots, Read More
It’s an article, it’s a Nook! It’s Bill Keller’s Wikileaks piece available online, in print and for download.
The 8,000 word opus went online on Wednesday, will appear in the NYT Magazine on Sunday and, for $5.99, can be read on the Nook as “Open Secret: Wikileaks, War and American Diplomacy.” Read More
ROUND 'EM UP, In Other News
Back in May, Times executive editor Bill Keller announced that managing editor Jill Abramson would be taking a detour from her managing editing duties to immerse herself with life on the web. The detour was scheduled for six months while Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet, business editor Larry Ingrassia and foreign editor Susan Chira Read More
Ground Zero Mosque
I have little recollection of my time as head of News International. I simply do not know or do not remember the circumstances relating to the hacking of various voice-mail accounts of sundry royals, officials and celebrities that occurred four years ago, which is quite a long time. At the same time, I do not Read More
According to Newsweek, one constituency accounted for a surprisingly large portion of the crowd that gathered to hear Bill Keller’s inaugural speech as the head of his fledgling 9/11 Christian Center: a third of the 70 people attending were reporters.
Keller announced that he would host a weekly sermon to “preach against Islam Read More