2012 in review
Though The Observer frequently rubs elbows with the rich and beautiful, 2012 has been especially bountiful in its celebrity run-ins. From fighting with James Franco to having lunch with Kathie Lee Gifford, here are the 10 best famous scenes involving famous people.
Is it really surprising that former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan is fleeing his Tribeca loft? The political pundit and anti-Wall Street crusader was definitely a little too close for comfort to those Greedy Bastards living at 55 North Moore Street, so we’re not shocked to see that he’s sold it for $1.38 million.
Mr. Ratigan announced in June that he was leaving his eponymous show, a move telegraphed by what appeared to be his growing frustrations with the limitations of talking things out on cable news. Now, he’s appears making an even bigger move. Either Mr. Ratigan is fleeing Manhattan, cesspool of corporate thieves that it is, or he’s shopping for something a little more in line with a man of his prominence. After all, Tribeca and loft sounds impressive, but his one-bedroom was scarcely more than 1,000 square feet.
off the record
“THIS IS NOT SOME OPINION! This is a mathematical fact!”
In a now-infamous Aug. 9, 2011, taping, a cable news host has just boiled over at his assembled panel of guests. He’s yelling, at full volume. “I’ve been coming on TV for three years doing this,” he bellows, exasperated. “And the fact of Read More
Say what you will about the drugs and the drum circles, the Occupy Wall Street movement has brought out a more radical side of Dylan Ratigan, MSNBC’s straight-laced global finance correspondent and weekday afternoon anchor.
Mr. Ratigan was down at Zuccotti Park most of last weekend, interviewing participants and chatting them up about his Read More
What’s in a name? A lot, if it happens to be Touré: not only did the young Rolling Stone writer and MSNBC contributor deliver a passionate takedown of 9/11 coverage on Dylan Ratigan last week, but in the days that followed, he’s also managed to a) Start a Twitterversy about what your tipping percent says about you as a person, b) release a book about what it means to be black in today’s culture, c) and announce that he’ll be co-authoring Nas’ memoir. Last night in Brooklyn’s Greenlight bookstore, Touré celebrated the release of his latest book Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness. Hosted by Terry McMillian, the party got hot amidst the crushing fans all trying to squeeze their way into the Forte Greene venue.
Last month, on June 29, MSNBC rolled out a couple of new daytime shows, including Morning Meeting with Dylan Ratigan, which airs weekdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Dr. Nancy, with Dr. Nancy Snyderman, which is on weekdays from noon to 1 p.m.
To date, both shows have attracted plenty of Read More
Yesterday, CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo landed an exclusive interview with Hillary Clinton, in which the Democratic frontrunner spoke about how to save subprime borrowers.
But apparently not everyone at Englewood Cliffs found the interview endlessly interesting.
Twice, during the interview, the camera cut to CNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan. The first time, the camera caught Read More
Does San Jose, California qualify as Main Street, USA?
Well, in any case, it’s several thousand miles from Wall Street. And on Friday, CNBC’s Fast Money with Dylan Ratigan will be broadcasting live from the Computer History Museum in San Jose, CNBC announced today. The cross-country brand extension, according to a CNBC press release, Read More