When a worker at China’s Foxconn tech sweatshop fell to his death last Friday it was only the latest tragedy at the megasized iPhone production plant. There have been at least 10 suicides this year, and the fact that protective nets now flank the facility’s dormitories doesn’t exactly inspire cheer. At this point, Read More
If you ask Mark Penn, the whole Barack Obama-as-online-phenomenon storyline has been considerably overstated.
In fact, Obama’s victory in the presidential primary was fueled more by “traditional media” than “social media,” Penn, a former top Hillary Clinton strategist, said last night.
Penn was speaking at a 92 Street Y panel discussion about public relations when Read More
When Mark Penn was dislodged from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the two people who stepped up to try righting the ship were Howard Wolfson and Geoffrey Garin.
Now, they’re working for rival candidates in the mayoral race.
After Garin released internal poll numbers yesterday showing Bill Thompson is closing the gap, Wolfson, Read More
City Hall released Deputy Mayor Kevin Sheekey’s schedule this evening, in reponse to Freedom of Information requests from me and other reporters.
Here, from Sheekey’s schedule from July 2, 2007 to January 11, 2009, are a few notable entires:
Sheekey and other top aides to the mayor met in City Hall Read More
In his latest 42-second Media Web Minute, Jon Friedman goes all Chris Crocker and says what no other journalist or pundit would dare: Sarah Palin is right — leave her family alone.
According to Mr. Friedman, Sarah Palin, whom you might recall was once a candidate for the vice presidency Read More
Michael Bloomberg wants to hear where Barack Obama stands on the issue of free trade, he said earlier today, adding that he thinks John McCain has “a better record on this issue.”
Bloomberg was speaking across the street from City Hall, where the Consumer Electronics Association launched a nationwide bus tour advocating free trade Read More
Before a book signing in Washington on May 22, Mark Penn fielded some questions from journalist Carol Joynt about the Clinton campaign.
About 20 seconds into this clip, Penn says “Hillary’s coalition has continued to strengthen.” Read More
At an event in New York this morning former Bill Clinton aide Paul Begala sharply criticized Mark Penn. One attendee who I spoke with today added that Begala, employing a Cajun accent, also quoted a swipe taken by Jim Carville at the now former chief strategist.
‘How come the guy who Read More
On a conference call among high-level Clinton staffers on the morning of April 7, longtime adviser Mark Penn was arguing about a proposed advertisement for Hillary Clinton.
“Mark, Mark, Mark,” said Geoff Garin, a pollster who had taken over some of Mr. Penn’s duties as chief strategist, as Mr. Penn continued to press his Read More
The day after the campaign announced Penn’s titular demotion, it is not clear yet exactly what influence he has lost.
Marc Ambinder reported that Penn participated this morning on an internal campaign conference call, suggesting the highly plausible possibility that his loss of the right to be called “chief strategist” was more Read More